Childbirth Education Classes and Services

Childbirth Education Video Class

Childbirth education classes are available online to you and anyone who will be providing support for you during labor or after the baby is born.

Your doctor or midwife will provide you with a password so that you are able to access these videos on your time and at your convenience. Your doctor or midwife will also follow your progress with educational review at your visits and will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Access the childbirth education videos (password required).

The HCMC downtown campus has a medical library located in the Red Building on Level 2 (Skyway), with computers that are open for public use.

Pregnant woman working on laptop at home

Ask Questions via MyChart

If you have any questions relating to pregnancy and birth: Please contact your primary care provider, send a MyChart message, or contact patient access services 612-873-6963.

If you have any questions related to breastfeeding: Please contact a Lactation Consultant 612-873-MILK (6455).

Car Seat Classes

Clients are eligible to register for a car seat class and receive a free car seat if they are a member of one of the following health plans: BluePlus MA, UCare MA, or Hennepin Health.

Call to sign up for classes: 612-873-6963

Car seat classes are available for families to learn which car seats to use and how to install them properly.

Classes are held at:
MVNA
2000 Summer St. NE #100, Minneapolis
Training room located at the back of the main floor

You will receive a confirmation letter with your class date and location. We bill your insurance for the cost of all classes.

Register early; class sizes are limited.

Baby in Car Seat

Tours

Tour the Birth Center

Learn about giving birth at Hennepin County Medical Center. A tour will help you know what to expect during your stay here. Tours are open to the public. Attending a tour is a great way to see if Hennepin is the place for you and your family. Sign up for a tour (Español)

 

Additional Resources

Family Health Services

MVNA provides family-centered and community-based public health nursing services such as:

  • In-home family services
  • Family health programs, including pregnancy support and postpartum and newborn home visiting

To learn more, visit the MVNA website or call the intake office at 612-617-4700.

 

ECFE

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) is a program for all Minnesota families with children between the ages of birth to kindergarten entrance. The program is offered through Minnesota Public School district. ECFE's goal is to enhance the ability of all parents and other family members to provide the best possible environment for their child's learning and growth.

Classes are 1.5 to 2 hours in length, are offered for infant and early ones (0-18 months) and older children (18 months-5 years) and meet weekly, mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays. Parents and young children attend together. Culturally specific classes are offered in several languages - Spanish, Somali, Oromo and Amharic.

For more information and class schedules visit the ECFE website.

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