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.

2021 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

January 4, 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22
April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23
September NO MONDAY NIGHT SERIES THIS MONTH
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15 this month is only a 3-week series
December 6, 13, 20, 27

2021 Classes on Wednesday Nights

W$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

January 6, 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17 this month is only a 3-week series
December 8, 15, 22, 29 

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

Newborn Care Class 2021

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

Enrollment is capped at 6 patients currently due to social distancing

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

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

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

Breastfeeding Class 2021

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 6 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 21
March 18
May 20
July 15
September 16
November 18