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Childbirth Education Classes

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​Our childbirth education classes are a great way to prepare for labor and birth.

Registration information

In-person classes are offered through Marshfield Medical Center - Marshfield. To register for a class, call 715-387-7011 or attend one of our Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Expos.

Cancellation information

In-person classes may be canceled in the event of inclement weather or due to low class enrollment. Call 715-387-7071 for more information on cancelations.


This free, drop-in expo is for expectant parents, grandparents and siblings. Get information on a variety of topics related to all phases of pregnancy and beyond including:
  • Informational booths and exhibits
  • Hands-on demonstrations
  • Videos and speakers provided
  • Experienced professionals to answer your questions

You will also have the opportunity to learn more about and register for upcoming prenatal classes.

Location: Learning Resource Center, 1st floor, West Building (Hospital)
Expo time: 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Expo dates:
Monday, May 3, 2021 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Monday, October 4, 2021
In-person classes are limited to 10 participants plus their support person. Participation is determined on a first come-first serve basis with paid registrations.


Childbirth Education Class
Practice positioning, breathing and relaxation techniques, and tour the Birth Center. You will learn about the birthing process based on the Lamaze theory of childbirth education allowing you to make informed choices for a positive birth experience.

Cost: $45/couple
Location: Learning Resource Center 1st floor, West Building (Hospital)
Instructor: Sue Engle, R.N., Danica Kanneberg, R.N., Robin Dietel, RNC-OB, LCCE, IBCLC
Class time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Online class equivalent: Understanding Birth

1 day classes:
Sunday, December 13, 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Sunday, February 7, 2021 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Sunday, April 25, 2021 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Saturday, June 12, 2021 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Sunday, December 12, 2021



Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
Learn how breastfeeding works. Topics include:
  • Latching on and positioning
  • Knowing when to feed your baby
  • How to know your baby is getting enough milk
  • How to care for your breasts
  • How to make breastfeeding a part of your lifestyle
  • Breastmilk expression and returning to work
Cost: $20/couple
Location: Learning Resource Center 1st floor, West Building (Hospital)
Instructor: Elizabeth Harris R.N., R.N.C.-OB, IBCLC
Class time: 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Online class equivalent: Understanding Breastfeeding

Class dates:
Monday, December 21, 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Thursday, December 16, 2021



Baby Basics Class
This combined class includes the basics of newborn care, as well as essential tips for beginning to breastfeed. Topics include:
  • Newborn characteristics
  • Hospital routines
  • Calming a fussy baby
  • Signs of illness
  • Hands-on demonstrations on diapering, bathing, swaddling and car seat installation
Cost: $20/couple
Location: Learning Resource Center 1st floor, West Building (Hospital)
Instructor: Robin Dietel, R.N.C-OB, LCCE, IBCLC
Class time: 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Online class equivalent: Understanding Your Newborn

Class dates:
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Sunday, January 10, 2021 - 1-3:30 p.m. - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Thursday, December 23, 2021

Can’t come to an on-site class? We’ll bring them to you! Marshfield Medical Center is happy to provide online childbirth and parenting preparation classes that you can take conveniently from home or choose to pair with an in-person class or tour.

Our eClasses are perfect for:
  • Parents who need a more flexible schedule
  • Parents on bed rest
  • Parents who prefer online learning
  • Spanish-speaking parents
Trusted education, your way.
  • Learn essential information that’s reviewed and updated regularly
  • No commercials or sponsored content
  • Access information when, where, and how you’d prefer
  • Share information with your partner and support people
  • Learn with videos, quizzes, and extended activities
  • Get organized with tools, planning checklists, and trackers
Learn more about our online courses >
Classes available Cost
Understanding Pregnancy $30
Understanding Breastfeeding $30
Understanding Your Newborn $30
Understanding Fatherhood $30
Understanding C-Sections $30
Infant and Child Safety $30
Understanding Multiples $45
Understanding Birth $45

Watch the video below for an inside look at our online classes.

Circle of Moms: Breastfeeding Support Group

​Circle of Moms is a support group for new parents and mothers who are breastfeeding, led by a certified lactation consultant. Click here to learn more.