The birth of your child can be an exhilarating—and sometimes overwhelming—experience. Understanding your pregnancy and knowing what to expect can help you take better care of yourself and your baby while feeling more confident and relaxed.
View our online calendar for a complete list of upcoming classes and events. Refresher classes and weekend birth workshops are available.
Birth, Parenting and Family Education
The birth team at Portsmouth Regional Hospital's Seacoast Family Care Services offers a wide range of prenatal care and education to help you prepare for pregnancy, delivery and parenting. Husbands and partners are welcomed and encouraged to participate. Be sure to ask about taking a tour of our hospital birthing areas to see our beautiful, spacious rooms. To schedule a personal tour, please call 603-559-4163 and feel free to leave a message.
Birth and parenting classes at Portsmouth Regional Hospital include:
- Childbirth Education
- Boot Camp for Dads—A free workshop run by dads for dads
- Sibling class—A free class for children ages three to six
- Prenatal Breastfeeding Basics
- Infant CPR and Safety
- Infant Massage
If you plan to breastfeed your baby, take advantage of our prenatal breastfeeding classes. Our lactation specialists offer one-on-one consultation once your baby is born, both while you're in the hospital and after you return home. You'll also benefit from our free breastfeeding support group, where you can bond with other moms, share tips and get encouragement. Breast pumps and other breastfeeding accessories are available to rent or purchase at the gift shop.