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EJGH Woman & Child Services provides education, support and expert medical care for women and their families. To register for any of our classes or events, or for dates, fees and more information, please call HealthFinder at (504) 456-5000 or register online by clicking here.

Prenatal I

Provides information on the changes to expect throughout pregnancy. This class emphasizes birth as a normal, natural, healthy process. Signs and stages of labor are discussed, along with when to go to the hospital, where to go, and what to expect. Expecting parents take a tour of Woman & Child Services.

Prenatal II

Interventions and medical options in childbirth are discussed in this second class of our prenatal series. Comfort measures, including natural, pharmacological and epidural anesthesia are addressed. A film on Cesarean birth is shown.

Prenatal III

The postpartum experience both in the hospital and beyond can be overwhelming. With an emphasis on the mother and her new baby, this class focuses on healthy relationships, postpartum emotions and feeding your baby.


Childbirth preparation program designed to empower women to make informed choices in healthcare, to assume responsibility for their health, and to trust their inner wisdom. This class will show women and their support person how to achieve as normal and natural a birth as possible. Information is provided on comfort measures, relaxation, medication and anesthesia.

Family & Friends CPR

Created by the American Heart Association, this class is for anyone who wants to learn how to give CPR to a child or infant. CPR basics are presented by registered nurses through book and video instruction. (non-certifying)


Breast milk has been proven to be the best source of health and nutrition for infants. This class is highly recommended for all parents to help them make informed decisions about breastfeeding. Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants offer instruction on breastfeeding techniques, prevention of problems and breastfeeding after returning to work.

Sibling Preparation

Becoming a big brother or sister is an exciting event. This class is designed for children ages 3 to 10 and their parents. This class deals with the changes of a growing family and appropriate interaction with the new baby. Activities include how to hold a baby properly, diapering, drawing, doll play, videos and stories. (Please have the child bring a doll or teddy bear.)

Destination Maternity

EJGH has partnered with Destination Maternity to help expectant families on their journey to parenthood and beyond. Now, in addition to the courses still offered at EJGH’s main campus, classes will be held at the Destination Maternity location on North Causeway Blvd. Registration is available at Destination Maternity by using the parent education phone at the juice bar. You can also register through EJGH's HealthFinder at 504-456-5000 or online by clicking here. Pre-registration is required for all classes.


I would recommend EJGH 110% for anyone having a baby. Everyone was very thorough and helpful. My doctors checked on us regularly, and the nurses were really wonderful. Anything I needed, whether it was a fresh towel or medicine or help with the baby in the middle of the night, they were there.


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