Medicaid Maternity Care Classes

These classes are provided for Medicaid maternity care clients.

This FREE six-week class is designed to help parents prepare for baby’s arrival and includes a tour of the Maternity Department at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children. Each class lasts approximately two hours. Expectant moms are encouraged to bring one support person to class.

Location: Huntsville - Dowdle Center

Learn about

  • breathing and relaxation exercises 
  • routine birthing practices, such as electronic fetal monitoring 
  • when to call the doctor 
  • infant CPR 
  • how to feed, diaper and bathe your baby 
  • growth and development stages 
  • how to create a safe sleep environment to help prevent Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) 
  • child safety including home safety and car seat safety 


We recommend this class be completed at least one month before your due date.

Call (256) 265-7296 for more information or view the calendar below for upcoming classes.


To protect patients, staff and our community, all expectant family classes and maternity tours are canceled until further notice.

For any questions regarding your upcoming stay, please call our Labor & Delivery unit at (256) 265-7299.