Perinatal Education Classes

Whether this is your first pregnancy or your fourth, we are here to provide support through every step along the way.

Classes listed below are at the downtown Charleston location unless otherwise noted.

Please call 843-792-5300 to reserve your seat and let us know which class you want to attend.

Payment may be made at the time of the class, by cash or check.

Childbirth Education Class

Learn what to expect during labor, delivery, and postpartum: relaxation and breathing techniques, pain management, basic newborn care, breastfeeding, how to take care of yourself and your family after the baby is born.

2022 Classes on Monday Nights

Monday evenings 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

$50.00/ $30.00 MUSC employee, spouse, or student paid the first night of class cash or check.
Each monthly series is subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 and SJCH/PTWP leadership.

Location:
Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital - Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion, 7th floor Auditorium, room 7010.

January 3, 10, 17, 24
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July NO Monday night classes due to holiday
August 8, 15, 22, 29
September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12, 19, 26

2022 Classes on Wednesday Nights

Wednesday evenings 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

$50.00/ $30.00 MUSC employee, spouse, or student paid the first night of class cash or check.
Each monthly series is subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 and SJCH/PTWP leadership.

Location:
Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital - Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion, 7th floor Auditorium, room 7010.

January 5, 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14, 21, 28

Newborn Care Class 2022

Evenings 5:30 PM to 7 PM.

Learn about normal newborn behavior, feeding patterns, signs of illness, safety, sleeping, bathing, immunizations, and solutions for other common concerns.

Enrollment is capped at 8 patients currently due to social distancing.

Location:
Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital - Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion, 7th floor, Auditorium, room 7008.

$10.00 cash or check paid at the class.
Each class is subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 and SJCH/PTWP leadership.

January 17
February 21
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18
August 15
September 19
October 17
November 21
December 19

Breastfeeding Class 2022

Evenings 6 PM to 8 PM.

Presented by MUSC Women’s Health.

Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, pumping, storage, hints and tips, and much more! Your instructors are OB registered nurses specially trained in assisting and educating breastfeeding mothers.

Enrollment is capped at 8 patients currently due to social distancing.

Location:
Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital - Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion, 7th floor, Auditorium, room 7010

$10.00 cash or check paid at the class.
Each class is subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 and SJCH/PTWP leadership.

January 20
March 10
May 19
July 21
September 15
November 17