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. 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.

2020 Classes on Monday Nights

Monday evenings 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
There will be a virtual WebEx Childbirth Education Class and the coordinator/instructor will be calling each registrant to provide the details.

Each month, the class consists of four sessions making that one month of classes.
Cost is $50 or $30 if MUSC employee or spouse.

  • September 14, 21, 28 - this month there are only 3 classes due to the holiday. There will be a virtual WebEx Breastfeeding Class and the coordinator/instructor will be calling each registrant to provide the details.
  •  October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23
  • December 7, 14, 21, 28

2020 Classes on Wednesday Nights

Wednesday evening’s 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
There will be a virtual WebEx Childbirth Education Class and the coordinator/instructor will be calling each registrant to provide the details.

Each month, the class consists of four sessions making that one month of classes.
Cost is $50 or $30 if MUSC employee or spouse.

Location:
Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital - Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion, Room 7010, small room

  • September 9, 16, 23, 30 - There will be a virtual WebEx Breastfeeding Class and the coordinator/instructor will be calling each registrant to provide the details.
  • October 7, 14, 21, 28
  • November 4, 11, 18, 25
  • December 9, 16, 23, 30 

Tours of Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion / Labor and Delivery of Mother Baby

Offered once a month.

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 pm. No Cost to attend. Meet in Lobby of the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital - Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion at 6:00 p.m.

2020 Tour Dates

Monday Evenings 
September 14 tour has been canceled due to COVID-19. Contact your Women's Health Clinic and inquire about the tour video that is on Baby Scripts.
November 9

Wednesday Evenings
October 14
December 9

Newborn Care Class

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

Third Monday of each month 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Max 15 patients to enroll/ approximately 30 people total.
Location:
SJCH/PTWP Room 7010 small room. Cost is $10

2020 Classes

July 20 - Class will be held online. Please register here.
August 17 - Class has been canceled due to COVID-19.
September 21: There will be a virtual WebEx Breastfeeding Class and the coordinator/instructor will be calling each registrant to provide the details.
October 19
November 16

Breastfeeding Basics

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.

Third Thursday of each month 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Max is 20 patients to enroll/ approximately 40 people total.
Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital - Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion, Room 7010, small room

2019 Classes

July 16  - Class will be held online. Please register here
September 17 - There will be a virtual WebEx Breastfeeding Class and the coordinator/instructor will be calling each registrant to provide the details.
November 19