Classes & Support Groups

NYU Langone’s parent education program hosts numerous classes and groups that help you prepare for childbirth and provide you with the support you need when you bring your baby home. 

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place in the fourth floor conference room at 660 First Avenue in Manhattan. For more information about any of these programs, please call 212-263-4850.  

To register for any of these classes or programs, please use our online registration system

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Why Choose NYU Langone for Having Your Baby

Join us to learn all you need to know about having your baby at NYU Langone. This session leads you through a presentation that includes photos and videos introducing you to our maternity unit and our programs for new and expecting parents. Relax in a comfortable setting and get your questions answered by our certified childbirth educators following the presentation.

Ready, Set, Baby! is held twice a month at no cost to you. Register online.

Pregnancy and Childbirth Classes

Healthy Pregnancy

This two-hour class explains how your baby grows and what physical changes you can expect throughout your pregnancy. Our certified childbirth educator provides practical tips for relieving the common types of physical discomfort that women feel as their babies grow. This class is most appropriate for women in their first trimester or early second trimester of pregnancy. Register online.

Cost: $40, or free to anyone registered in childbirth or breastfeeding classes at NYU Langone

Prepared Childbirth

This course is designed to prepare parents for labor and delivery. Our instruction is based on the Lamaze philosophy of childbirth: birth is a natural, healthy process and childbirth education empowers women to be active partners in their healthcare decisions. 

This class explains the different ways that women experience labor and delivery, what happens to the body during the process, and what to expect after giving birth. We also discuss pain management options, labor induction, cesarean birth, and breastfeeding. Included is a class on infant care that shows you and your partner how to diaper and bathe a baby, and prepares you for what to expect during those first few weeks after bringing your baby home. Couples are encouraged to register by the 20th week of pregnancy. Class size is limited. Register online.

Cost: $300 per couple

Accelerated Prepared Childbirth

For couples who cannot attend the weekly prepared childbirth class, we offer an intensive, two-session weekend program that covers the same material. Space for this class is limited, so please register early. Register online.

Cost: $300 per couple

Prepared Childbirth Review

If this is not your first pregnancy and you’d like a childbirth refresher course, the prepared childbirth review may be for you. This three-hour class, taught by a certified childbirth educator, is offered to couples who have completed the prepared childbirth course within the last three years. It is not adequate for couples having their first baby. Register online.

Cost: $80 per couple

Cesarean Birth

This two-hour class, taught by a certified childbirth educator, is offered to couples scheduled for cesarean birth. This class reviews how best to prepare, what happens during cesarean delivery, and what to expect after your baby is born. Register online.

Cost: Free to expectant couples who have a scheduled cesarean at NYU Langone. For others, $100 per couple

Newborn Classes and Events

Baby Care Plus

Need a primer on how to diaper, bathe, feed, and dress a newborn? This two-hour course is available to expectant parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Health and safety needs are also discussed. This course is not intended for those taking the prepared childbirth or accelerated childbirth courses, as this material is covered during those classes. Register online.

Cost: $100 per couple

Sibling Class

This one-hour class uses discussion and educational play to help children prepare for their new sibling. The class is designed for children ages 3 and older. Register online.

Cost: $25 per family

American Heart Association Family and Friend Infant and Child CPR with AED

This three-and-a-half hour course is taught by certified American Heart Association (AHA) instructors. This course includes AHA Family and Friends Infant and Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use as well as hands-only adult CPR. Techniques for relieving choking for all ages and an overview of infant and child safety are also included. This is not a professional certification class. Register online.

Cost: $75 per person

American Heart Association Family and Friend Infant and Child CPR with Pediatric First Aid and Safety

This six-hour course teaches parents, grandparents, and caregivers the basics of first aid. Participants learn first-aid skills such as how to handle allergic reactions and burns, and how to help a choking child or infant. You also learn how to perform CPR and how to use an AED. A review of home safety tips and baby proofing will be provided, including a fire safety presentation by the New York City Fire Department. This course is taught by AHA-certified instructors. Register online.

Cost: $125 per person

Install Your Infant Safety Seat With Confidence

Learn basic child passenger safety as well as how to install your infant safety seat correctly, with an emphasis on installing your seat without the base in taxis. Information on where to get your car seat inspected after you install it will be provided. Please bring your seat and base with you to class. Class is conducted by nationally certified child passenger safety technicians. Register online.

Cost: $50

New Mothers Group

During this weekly group, new mothers are invited to discuss topics such as infant sleep, getting around New York City with a newborn, and adjusting to motherhood. Our professional staff guides the discussions, giving new mothers a chance to share experiences and bond with other moms going through similar challenges. The New Mothers Group meets from 1:30PM to 3:00PM every Thursday. Register online.

Cost: Free to anyone who delivered at NYU Langone. For others, a trial visit is $25 and continued membership is $150.

Breastfeeding Classes and Support

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

During this two-and-a half-hour class for expectant mothers, our lactation consultants prepare you to breastfeed with confidence. You learn the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby, as well as helpful tips such as how to read infant feeding cues, how to properly position your baby, and how to get your baby to latch onto the breast. Register online.

Cost: $80, or $40 if you have taken another NYU Langone childbirth course

Postnatal Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

Taught by a lactation consultant, this one-and-a-half-hour class is for mothers who are preparing to return to work and want to keep breastfeeding. We recommend you take this class at least one month before your maternity leave ends. Babies are welcome to attend. Register online.

Cost: $40 

Latch Hour

Latch Hour is for new mothers with babies four weeks old and younger who may need extra guidance from a board-certified lactation consultant. In this group setting, review what you learned during your hospital stay and refine your breastfeeding techniques so that it is comfortable for you and effective for your baby. To register for this group, please email gladys.ellett@nyumc.org.

Cost: Free to anyone who delivered at NYU Langone. For others, a trial visit is $25 and continued membership is $150

Breastfeeding Café

Need encouragement and support as you nurse your baby? Join our weekly breastfeeding group. Here you can breastfeed your baby with guidance from a lactation consultant while meeting other new mothers. The Breastfeeding Café meets from 12:00PM to 1:30PM on Mondays. You do not need to register in advance for this group.

Cost: Free to anyone who delivered at NYU Langone. For others, a trial visit is $25 and continued membership is $150.