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Childbirth & Parenting Classes

At Fairview Hospital's Birthing Center, we know all about the joys and anxieties of pregnancy, birth and parenting. After all, we help over 4,000 expectant families bring their babies into the world each year, and we're ready to help you. We know that you have many questions and concerns and we are prepared to help in every way.

From the time you learn you're pregnant, the physicians and staff of Fairview Hospital will be beside you, working to make your experience as healthy, pleasant and memorable as possible.

Your Birth Experience

Fairview Hospital's Birthing Center provides a comfortable environment that features private rooms, low lighting, infant warmers, television and all of the necessary monitoring equipment. Additionally, we offer specially equipped operating rooms for Caesarean births. Our delivery services, including anesthesia, are available 24/7 to ensure that we'll be ready when you are.

The nursing and professional staff can accommodate your birthing preferences and needs by working closely with your private obstetrician and/or midwife. You and your baby will also receive individual care and teaching from highly experienced obstetrical nurses and lactation consultants.

For more information regarding maternity services at Fairview Hospital, call 440.356.0347 or explore the resources below.

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Download our brochure and registration form or our current class listing below.

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Childbirth & Parenting Education Classes

Fairview Hospital offers an extensive listing of childbirth and parenting education classes to help you prepare before the baby arrives, during labor and delivery and for when you bring the new addition home. We have classes for the expectant parents, siblings, grandparents and even your family pet!

For more information, call 440.356.0347.

Class Information & Details:

Cleveland Clinic Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

If your physician deems your pregnancy high risk, you can feel confident knowing that we have access to the Cleveland Clinic Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

The team in maternal-fetal medicine consists of:

  • Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Medical Geneticists
  • Neonatalogists
  • Pediatric Surgical Subspecialists
  • Licensed sonographer
  • Perinatal nurses

An extensive range of high-risk services include:

  • Glucose tolerance test
  • Treatment of Preeclampsia/Eclampsia
  • Amniocentesis
  • Antepartum Testing
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Cordocentesis
  • Fetal Care Center
  • Fetal Doppler
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Nuchal Translucency
  • Quad Marker Check
  • Targeted Ultrasound
Cord Blood Banking

Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital, is one of two birthing centers in Ohio to give new parents the opportunity to contribute their newborn baby’s cord blood to the Cleveland Cord Blood Center (CCBC) – Ohio’s first and only public cord blood bank.

With over 4,000 births each year, Fairview Hospital is expected to boost the number of cord blood stem cell units that will ultimately be distributed to help treat leukemia and other blood-borne diseases, as well as support research efforts.

By donating your child’s cord blood you are providing the lifesaving opportunity for someone else. The process of cord blood donation for expectant parents is safe for both mother and child. At the hospital, you will be asked to complete appropriate paperwork to indicate your consent. After your baby is born, the cord blood will be collected by your doctor, along with the delivery of the afterbirth. If you do not choose to donate your newborn's umbilical cord blood, it will be discarded. For further information, please visit CCBC's website, or call 216.896.0360.


Hypnobirthing is a unique, holistic method of childbirth that teaches women how to work with their birthing bodies and in the absence of fear and tension. Severe discomfort does not have to be a natural accompaniment of the birthing process. The technique includes:

  • Hypnosis, imagery and relaxation
  • Stress management techniques
  • Releasing the fear and tension which accompany pain
  • Breathing techniques synchronized for birthing

For more information on Hypnobirthing or our Birthing Center, call 440.356.0347.

Birth eClass

We are pleased to offer Birth eClass an online Childbirth & Parenting Class for moms who are on bed rest or parents whose schedule cannot accommodate traditional classes. The eClass offers simple, easy-to-use, self-paced classes with engaging videos, animation, quizzes, and fun activities that will help you and your partner become educated on what to expect during childbirth.

For more information about how to register for the Birth eClass, please contact us at 440.356.0347.

Lactation Consultant Services

Outpatient Lactation Consultation

Private, billable to insurance, by appointment.
Call your insurance to verify your coverage.
Staffed by our internationally board certified lactation consultants (IBCLC's).
Located at Fairview Hospital Wellness Center.

Call 216.476.7222 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Monday, Tuesday and Friday - 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Thursday - 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Meets at the Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Rd.
Rocky River, OH
Cost: Free

A support system for breastfeeding mothers. Group setting, but individual advice and attention from a lactation consultant provided. Problem solving for engorgement, latching on, weaning, pumping and storing milk, growth spurts, etc. Mothers only for privacy reasons.

Registration not required.
Call 440.356.0347 for more information.

Breastfeeding Help-Line

Call 216.476.7222 and leave a voice message.
Calls are returned during daytime hours 7 days per week.

We are dedicated to help you meet your goals for breastfeeding!

After Delivery Classes

Infant and Child Safety

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center - 2nd floor
3035 Wooster Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116
Cost: $25 per couple

This class includes instruction on car seat safety and installation, sleep safety, SIDS prevention, water safety, baby-proofing the home, choking and fall prevention. Instructors are Child Life Specialists and Certified Car Seat Safety Technicians.

For more information call: 440.356.0347.

CPR for Infant and Child

6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Fairview Hospital Wellness Center - 2nd floor
3035 Wooster Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116
Cost: $30 per person

Focus is on ages infant to 12 years old

As a parent, grandparent, or babysitter, you are the first person to react in a child's emergency. Learn and practice on mannequins:

  • How to determine if infant or young child is in distress
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for cardiac arrest
  • Techniques for eliminating choking
  • Rescue breathing for respiratory arrest

Must register each person separately

For more information, please call: 440.356.0347

Grandparenting for the New Millenium

6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Fairview Hospital Wellness Center - 2nd floor
3035 Wooster Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116
Cost: $15 per person

Join a lively discussion for grandparents-to-be and new grandparents about the changes in birthing and infant care practices. Class topics include: Importance of grandparenting, changes in childbirth practices, updates on baby care recommendations, communication with new parents, long-distance grandparenting, most current info on sleep safety and SIDS prevention, infant nutrition recommendations.

Must register each person separately

For more information, please call: 440.356.0347

Car Seat Fit Stop

Did you know that 75 percent of all car seats for infants and children are installed incorrectly? Car Seat installation can be tricky. Have your car seat installed prior to delivery at one of our monthly Fit Stops.

This free program is designed to help parents learn the correct way to select, install and place children of all ages in a proper restraint.

This opportunity is not only free but will help to keep your child safe. Schedule an appointment early to make sure you have your car seat installed before delivery!

By appointment only
For an appointment call 216.476.0200.

Location & Payment

Most classes are held at Fairview Hospital Wellness Center - unless otherwise specified.
3035 Wooster Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116

Payment may be made online at time of registration, or mail a check to:
Fairview Hospital
Childbirth Education Room 104
3035 Wooster Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116

Make checks payable to: Fairview Hospital

If you have any questions, please contact our Childbirth Educator at 440.356.0347.