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 are held in one of two locations:

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. The downtown classes include a tour of the unit during the normal class times. However, one-day classes at North Charleston have a separate schedule for unit tours as outlined below.

2019 Classes on Monday Nights

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., $50
300 Clinical Science Building
Each month has 4 classes with the exception of December 2019

  • July 8, 15, 22, 29
  • August 5, 12, 19, 26
  • September 9, 16, 23, 30

Starting in October classes will be held at Shawn Jenkins/ Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion (TBD)

  • October 7, 14, 21, 28
  • November 4, 11, 18, 25
  • December 2, 9, 16

2019 Classes on Tuesday Nights

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., $50
300 Clinical Science Building
Each month has 4 classes

  • July 9, 16, 23, 30
  • August 6, 13, 20, 27
  • September 3, 10, 17, 24

Starting in October classes will be held at Shawn Jenkins/ Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion (TBD)

  • October 8, 15, 22, 29
  • November 5, 12, 19, 26

2019 Classes on Saturdays - Main Hospital

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $50
300 Clinical Science Building
Each month has 1 class

  • July 13
  • October 12

2019 Classes on Saturdays - MUSC North Charleston

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $50
Each month has 1 class

  • January 12
  • April 13

Tours of MUSC Health's Birthing Unit

Tours of the 5th floor Birthing Unit at University Hospital are offered from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the dates listed below. Please schedule your tour by calling, 843-792-5300. Each tour is limited to six patients (12 individuals total). Tours meet at in the lobby of MUSC Health's University Hospital. Please use the entrance off of the Horseshoe on Ashley Avenue.

2019 Tour Dates

  • January 15
  • February 19
  • March 19
  • April 23
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 23
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 22
  • November 19
  • December 17

Newborn Care Class

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

2019 Classes

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., $10.
300 Clinical Science Building

  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September 16

Starting in October classes will be held at 2 West Classroom.

  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16

Breastfeeding Class

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.

Please contact 843-792-5300 to register.

2019 Classes on Saturdays - Main Hospital

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., $10.
Room 300 Clinical Science Building

  • July 11
  • September 12

Starting in November classes will be held at Shawn Jenkins/ Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion (TBD)

  • November 14

2019 Classes on Saturdays - MUSC North Charleston

9 a.m. to 11 a.m., $10

  • September 21
  • December 14

Infant CPR Class

Learn how to perform CPR for infants up to one year of age from our certified American Heart Association instructors.

1 class, 1 hour, $10 per individual (exact cash or check made out to MUSC). Note: There is a six person maximum per class.

Room 300 Clinical Science Building July 2019 to September 2019

All classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

2018 Classes

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