Childbirth Preparation Class

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 6:00pm to 8:15pm

Building E23, 009
25 CARLETON ST, Cambridge, MA 02142

This 6-week course offers expecting parents full evidence based information about birth and the ability to learn coping techniques such as relaxation, breathing, position practice, and massage. You will have the opportunity to learn about each of these as well as gain hands-on practice. 

Please click the "read more" link before signing up for the class to see details about the cost.

  • Classes will cover choices in the hospital and how to understand risk reduction for both mother and baby.
  • This class focuses on vaginal birth but also covers what happens in a C-section in case one is needed.
  • Partners are encouraged to attend and will leave with a "toolbox" of support techniques. Handouts are provided.
  • A small introduction to breastfeeding and early post-partum are covered in this course.
  • One registration is good for both the mother and 1 support person.
  • The ideal time to take this course is during the late 2nd trimester to early 3rd trimester.


  • This class is discounted for students/affiliates on the Student Health Insurance Plan.


    • If you are on the Student Health Insurance Plan, enter coupon code "SHIP" at checkout for $100 off.


  • If you do not meet these requirements, which includes MIT Traditional, MIT Choice and MIT HDHP plans, you are welcome to take the class and will be required to pay full price. Check with your health insurance provider to see if you are eligible for reimbursement.

Questions? Please ask before


"Childbirth Preparation through Community Wellness at MIT Medical is a great resource for expectant parents. Women and their partners find themselves well-prepared for what to expect during labor and birth, and how to communicate their needs to their caregivers." Jennifer Shark, Certified Nurse Midwife in MIT Medical's OBGYN department.

“We wanted to thank you wholeheartedly for the great course. The birth of our little one was tough, but we were aware of all the risks and complications that could come along our way, thanks to the great job you did. Although nothing went as we had hoped or "birth planned", in the end everything turned out just fine.” – Testimonial from 2019 participant

Childbirth Preparation Class should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation, or advice from a physician or other qualified healthcare provider.

Registration is required on our wellness class website. If you do not already have an account on this site, you'll need to create one. This is a fee-based class.

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