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 evening’s 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Max 10 Patients which will be 20 total seats in the room.

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:
For January: 2 West Classroom in the Main Hospital
All other months: Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital - Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion, Room 7010, small room

January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 2, 9, 16, 23
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18 - this month there are only 3 classes due to the holiday
June 1, 8, 15, 22
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24
September 14, 21, 28 - this month there are only 3 classes due to the holiday
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. 
Max 10 Patients which will be 20 total seats in the room.

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

February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 12, 19, 26
September 9, 16, 23, 30
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 
March 9
May 11
July 13
September 14
November 9

Wednesday Evenings
February 12
April 15
June 10
August 12
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:
For January: 2 West Classroom in the Main Hospital
For all other months: SJCH/PTWP Room 7010 small room. Cost is $10

2020 Classes

January 27
February 17
March 16
April 20
May 18
June 15
July 20
August 17
September 21
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.
Location:For January: 2 West Classroom in the Main Hospital
All other months: Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital - Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion, Room 7010, small room

2019 Classes

January 16
March 19
May 21
July 16
September 17
November 19