Family Learning Center

Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling 251-415-1685. Please, no children at classes. Advance payment is required to secure your reservation. We do not offer refunds, but rescheduling is allowed.

All classes are held in USA Children's & Women's Hospital's Multipurpose Conference Room, on the first floor beside the Surgery Waiting Room. Please park in front of the hospital and enter through the front lobby. The Multipurpose Conference Room is in the corridor between the front lobby, Gift Shop, and Surgery Waiting, toward the Children's Tower. The entrance to the Multipurpose Conference Room is on the right side of the corridor, immediately before Surgery Waiting.


Preparing for Childbirth

Preparing for Childbirth is a Saturday class that will review multiple topics. Topics include: changes in pregnancy, overview of labor, comfort techniques, medical interventions, explanation of vaginal and cesarean births, and postpartum recovery. Class includes a tour of maternity areas. Expecting mothers should plan to attend around 28 weeks.

Fee per couple: $30 (includes a box lunch)

Class times: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Jan. 20, 2018
  • Mar. 3, 2018
  • May 12, 2018
  • July 14, 2018
  • Sept. 8, 2018
  • Nov. 10, 2018


Childbirth in a Nutshell

This class is a one-night overview of labor. Topics include: changes in pregnancy, overview of vaginal and cesarean births, and medical interventions. This class includes a tour of the maternity areas.  Class is held on Wednesday night, every other month.

Fee per couple: $15 (includes a light snack)

Class times: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Feb. 7, 2018
  • Apr. 4, 2018
  • June 6, 2018
  • Aug. 1, 2018
  • Oct. 3, 2018
  • Dec. 5, 2018



This is a one-night class for expectant mothers, newly delivered mothers, and their support person(s) to learn about breastfeeding. Topics include: correct positioning, how to get baby latched, facts vs. myths, engorgement, returning to work, and problem solving.

Fee per couple: Free for USA deliveries, $15 for Non-USA deliveries

Class times: 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm

  • Jan. 4, 2018
  • Feb. 1, 2018
  • Mar. 1, 2018
  • Apr. 12, 2018
  • May 3, 2018
  • June 7, 2018
  • July 12, 2018
  • Aug. 9, 2018
  • Sept. 6, 2018
  • Oct. 4, 2018
  • Nov. 1, 2018
  • Dec. 6, 2018


Registration Information

Payments are accepted by check, money order, cash and credit card. You may make checks or money orders payable to: USACW Education Department. Credit card payments are accepted by calling 251-415-1685.

Mail payments for classes to:

USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital
Education Department
1700 Center Street
Mobile, AL 36604


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