Childbirth and Parenting Classes - Now Virtual

Virtual Childbirth Education Classes - Now Available

Childbirth education is still available to you! Virtual classes are offered for Birth & Baby, Birth & Baby Express, Childbirth Refresher and Breastfeeding Basics.

New! Community Anderson and Community Howard patients may enroll in the "North Indy" virtual classes.

Register online below or call 800-777-7775 (choose Option 2). Credit card or check accepted (see details below). Financial assistance is available; if you need assistance, please call us at 317-621-2397.

If paying by check - Make check payable to Community Health Network, specify class name and date in memo line, and mail to: Community Hospital North, Childbirth Education/Maternity 4th floor, 7150 Clearvista Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46256.

For more information about childbirth classes, please email the Childbirth Education Department or call 317-621-2397.

Virtual Childbirth Classes

Explore the childbirth classes available virtually below. When you're ready to register, click the orange buttons to view a list of upcoming class dates offered by location. You may also view or print a PDF flyer with class details below. 

New! Community Anderson and Community Howard patients: Please feel free to enroll in "North Indy" virtual classes. All are welcome!

Classes List (PDF)


Virtual Maternity Tour

We invite you to watch virtual video tours of our maternity suites to learn more about what we offer at each location. For patient safety, no in-person tours are available at this time.

Visit eCommunity.com/pregnancy and watch virtual tours in the “Tour Our Maternity Suites” section or watch each below:


Birth & Baby Virtual

This four-week class is recommended for first time parents or parents who have not had a baby in the past five years. The childbirth educator will cover the last month of pregnancy, the labor and birth process, relaxation and pain management options, postpartum and care of the newborn.

  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • For Week 1 - You’ll receive education materials by mail including instructions on how to download the app to watch the video content. An educator will also contact you by email.
  • For Weeks 2, 3, and 4 - You’ll attend a 2-hour evening WebEx session each week.

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Birth & Baby Express Virtual

This is the express version of our classic Birth & Baby series. It’s a one-day class for first-time parents.

  • Duration: 1 day with two (2) Webex sessions - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each session runs 2.5 hours.
  • You’ll receive education materials by mail including instructions on how to download the app to watch the video content. An educator will also contact you by email.

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Childbirth Refresher Virtual

The Childbirth Refresher Virtual class is perfect for parents who have had a baby in the past 5 years as well as TOLAC, and VBAC mothers. The childbirth educator will update you on changes since your last baby and offer tips about how to help prepare older children for the new baby.

  • Duration: 1 evening Webex session
  • You’ll receive education materials by mail including instructions on how to download the app to watch the video content.

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Breastfeeding Basics Virtual

The lactation consultant will share tips to prepare you for breastfeeding in this one-session class for expectant parents. We recommend taking this class in the third trimester. Dads and partners are encouraged to attend! More about breastfeeding/lactation services.

  • Duration: 1 evening Webex session for 2 hours
  • You’ll receive education materials by mail including instructions on how to download the app to watch the video content.

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Natural Labor Virtual Discussion

This free, one evening class discusses choices in the hospital setting to avoid medical intervention when possible. The instructor offers tips to use in pregnancy to encourage less medical intervention in labor. This class does not teach comfort measures for labor. For first time parents, it is preferred but not required, to complete the Birth and Baby series first.

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Expectant Dad Class

This class is a free, one evening, two-hour WebEx session just for expectant dads. Pediatrician William Fisher will help you learn how to be involved with your baby from pregnancy on. There will also be a Q&A session with a recent new father.

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