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 regarding maternity classes or services at Fairview Hospital, call 440.356.0347 or explore the resources below.

Download Childbirth Education Information

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

CenteringPregnancy® Groups

CenteringPregnancy is group prenatal care that prepares women for the challenges and excitement of labor, delivery and parenting. These two-hour appointments are conducted over ten sessions and offer expectant mothers one-on-one care with a provider as well as group time with eight to ten other women in similar stages of pregnancy. To learn more or to find out if a group is being offered near you, email or leave a voicemail at 440.250.5736.

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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.

Birth eClass

InJoy eClass Preview: Understanding Birth

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. Please call your insurance to verify your coverage. Our services are staffed by our internationally board certified lactation consultants (IBCLC's) and located at Fairview Hospital Wellness Center.

Call 216.476.7222 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Breastfeeding Support Groups

Time(s): Monday and Friday - 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
3035 Wooster Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116

Lakewood Nursing Moms Chat

Time(s): Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Lakewood United Methodist Church
(Family Room, located in the basement)
15700 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107

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

CPR for Infant and Child

For information on class times, location, and cost, please call 440.356.0347. 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 Millennium

For information on class times, location, and cost, please call 440.356.0347.

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.

Location & Payment

Most classes are held at Fairview Hospital Wellness Center - unless otherwise specified.

Fairview Hospital Wellness Center
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 101
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.