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Childbirth Preparation Classes

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Flagler Health+ offers a variety of classes, programs, and support groups designed to help expectant families prepare for childbirth. All classes are free. You do not have to be a patient at Flagler Health+ to participate in our classes.

Please see below for more information about our classes. Registration is required for some classes.

Note: If a class date falls on a holiday, there will be no class. Alternate dates will be posted on this site if they become available.

  • Childbirth Class
  • Postpartum/Newborn/Breastfeeding Class
  • Breastfeeding Support Groups
  • Prenatal Breastfeeding Zoom Classes

Childbirth Education Class

This class provides you and your partner with information on labor birth, postpartum recovery, and newborn care.

Location: Flagler Hospital, 400 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, in the Osceola Conference Room on the first floor near the cafeteria

When: Second Saturday of each month from 8 am to 3 pm

Registration: Required as class size is limited. Email childbirth@flaglerhealth.org to register for this class.

Additionally, starting in September 2022, time will be available at the end of the Childbirth class from 1 -3 pm for those desiring additional information and practice breathing and comfort techniques for a 'natural childbirth' experience.

Postpartum/Newborn Care/Breastfeeding Class (starting September 17, 2022)

This class provides an interactive learning experience on what to expect after delivery, including postpartum/newborn care and breastfeeding, how it works, the best way to start, and what choices will help you achieve greater breastfeeding success. An optional hospital tour will be offered at the end of this class.

Location: Flagler Hospital, 400 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine in Room 400

When: Third Saturday of each month from 1 -3 pm

Registration: Required. Email postpartnewcare@flaglerhealth.org to register for this class.

Breastfeeding Support Groups

Breastfeeding support groups are held at Flagler Hospital.

Note: Support group meetings will not be held if the dates fall on a holiday.

Location: Flagler Hospital, 400 Health Park Blvd., St. Augustine, 32086, Suite 4001

When: Every Thursday, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm: Starting in November, this class moves to every Monday.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class via Zoom

This class is facilitated by one of our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. It covers anatomy, how breastfeeding works, the best way to start, and proven strategies to help you be successful with breastfeeding.

These classes are offered by request. Please email lactationservices@flaglerhealth.org and enter "Zoom Breastfeeding Class" in the subject line to schedule.

Anyone needing immediate assistance from one of our lactation specialists can call the lactation line at 904.819.4353. Monday - Friday between 9 am and 5 pm, call to request a call back from one of our lactation team. Weekends 9 am - 5 pm; please call 904.819.4351. One of our lactation specialists will return your call within 24 hours. Most weekends, phone support is available from 9 am - 4 pm by calling the main desk on the Maternal-Child Unit at 904.819.4351.