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 in-person expectant family classes and maternity tours are canceled until further notice. However, some classes are being offered online. Click to see a list of online classes.

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