The obstetrics program at UMMC Women's Care focuses not just on the health of the expectant mom, but also on providing the comfort and security that comes from knowledge and support. We offer a variety of prenatal, preparation, and childbirth classes for parents (and their families) who plan to have their babies delivered at Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants.
All classes are free. Preregistration is required. To assure class availability, we recommend registering for classes no later than the fifth month of pregnancy.
Download the 2017 Prenatal Class Schedule.
To register or for more information, call (601) 984-BABY or (601) 984-2229, or register online.
Prenatal classes offered at UMMC include:
What to Expect
Wiser Hospital Tours
This class is for women in the first trimester of pregnancy. Learn about the changes you (or your pregnant partner) will experience throughout pregnancy as well as comfort measures and strategies for a healthy pregnancy.
Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. in room W020, on the ground floor of Wiser Hospital.
Parking is available in Garage B. Bring your parking ticket to class for validation.
Learn about and prepare for labor and birth in this two-part class. Classes meet in room W020, on the ground floor of Wiser Hospital.
The first class is Friday night, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The second class is Saturday morning, from 9:00 a.m. - noon.
Childbirth class topics include:
Taught by certified Lamaze instructors, this class provides a more extensive look at pregnancy and birth and also includes instruction in car seat safety, safe sleep, and safe prenatal exercise tips.
Classes are held four consecutive weeks on Tuesdays, starting at 6:00 p.m.
Lamaze classes are taught in room W020, on the ground floor of Wiser Hospital.
Deciding how to feed a baby is one of the most important decisions a mother can make. This class is for parents planning to breastfeed and for those considering it. Taught by nationally certified educators, breastfeeding classes provide an opportunity for mothers-to-be to learn the most current information and techniques for a successful breastfeeding experience.
Classes are held in room W020, on the ground floor of Wiser Hospital.
Breastfeeding class topics include:
This two-hour class give new parents the confidence and skills to care for their new baby during the first weeks at home. Topics include basic infant care, normal newborn characteristics and behaviors, and common parental concerns.
Newborn classes are held in room W020, on the ground floor of Wiser Hospital.
Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and last two hours.
Lead by American Heart Association instructors, Family & Friends® CPR teaches how to perform CPR on an infant. Great for parents, grandparents, and sitters.
Classes begin at 1:00 p.m. and are held in room W020, on the ground floor of Wiser Hospital.
Going into labor can be intimidating, which is why we offer tours of Wiser Hospital. We want expectant mothers and families to feel comfortable with their surroundings before the day of delivery.
Find out where to enter the hospital, where to park, and where to check in. View a typical combination labor and birth room and a postpartum room.
Hospital tours are also part of our Childbirth Classes and Lamaze Classes.
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
General Information: 601-984-1000
Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005