Childbirth Classes and Education

You can approach your child's birth with more confidence when you know just what to expect during your hospital stay and your journey through labor, delivery, and recovery. That’s why The Birthplace developed a two-part childbirth education program, including an online course and a Webex class called "Learning at Baptist.”

Both classes are free to parents delivering at Baptist.

Online Childbirth

Mississippi Baptist Medical Center offers anytime, anywhere parent education powered by YoMingo®, an education program designed to give you convenient access to valuable information. It includes the tools and support you need at every stage.

YoMingo gives you access to:

  • Evidence-based information on prenatal care, labor & birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and newborn care including lots of videos
  • Information specific to your arrival and stay at Baptist Medical Center
  • List of available classes and support groups
  • Kick counter, contraction timer, personal journal, feeding log, immunization log, and other tools

This education powered by YoMingo is available on any device with an internet connection and also as a mobile app called myYoMingo. It also comes in multiple languages.

Register for the program by clicking here and following the instructions.  Once you have registered, you will receive an email invitation from "noreply@yomingo.com" where you can create a unique password and login. If you do not receive the email in your inbox, be sure to check your junk/spam folder. You can also download the mobile app through the Apple Store and Google Play.

Register for Yomingo

Already registered? Log in here: www.myyomingo.com

If you should have questions about this education resource, please contact Roselynn Middleton at roselynn.middleton@bmhcc.org.

Disclaimer: The information in YoMingo® is NOT intended to take the place of a healthcare provider or any information that your healthcare provider has discussed with you about your own personal health. It is imperative and advised that you find care and work with your healthcare provider to keep yourself healthy and safe. Always call your healthcare provider with any questions you may have. By creating an account in YoMingo, you have verified that you have read and agree to this disclaimer.

Learning at Baptist

In accordance with CDC guidelines and to protect our patients, this class will be held via Webex.

This class, held via Webex, includes an overview about what to bring and where to come when labor begins, medication and anesthesia options, and more. There also will be time to ask questions in person about labor and delivery. Depending on how long the Q&A session lasts, the class may conclude early.

First-time mothers should complete the online course before attending this class. You will obtain your access code and instructions for the online course during preadmission to The Birthplace as well as Webex download instructions. If you have already experienced childbirth, you may wish to participate in this class to become familiar with our facility and processes.

Please register all members of your party. You will need a valid email address to register online. If you do not have a valid email address, you may register by calling 601-948-6262.

Register for Learning at Baptist

Additional Childbirth Classes

In accordance with the CDC guidelines and to protect our patients, all classes with the exception of Infant CPR will be held via Webex.

With the exception of infant CPR and Natal Fit Water Aerobics, online registration is available with a valid email address for all the following classes. You are required to enter your Baptist Patient ID#, provided during preadmission to The Birthplace, to complete online registration for these classes. If you do not have a valid email address, you may register by calling 601-948-6262.

  • Online registration closes three days before each class, and class sizes are limited.
  • We reserve the right to cancel a class due to low participation. You will receive notification via email if a class is cancelled.
  • Download Webex on your phone, iPad, or laptop/PC. Instructions are in your pre-admission packet.
  • Complete registration for all members of your party to ensure a Webex invitation.

For more information about any of the following classes, email baptisthealthline@bmhcc.org.

Newborn Care

In accordance with CDC guidelines and to protect our patients, this class will be held via Webex.

This class will give you updated information on caring for your newborn during your first weeks at home. Topics covered include bathing and skin care, normal newborn behavior, safety, and general feeding instructions.* Suggested items to have on hand for your baby's care will also be discussed. In addition, routine tests and procedures for newborns during their hospital stay will be discussed. Please register all members of your party.

*Note: Couples planning to breastfeed their babies should also participate in the breastfeeding class. 

Register Online for Newborn Care

Breastfeeding

In accordance with CDC guidelines and to protect our patients, this class will be held via Webex.

Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world for your new baby. So you and your baby can approach breastfeeding on the same terms, maternal newborn educators discuss common concerns and breastfeeding techniques in this single-session program. The advantages of breastfeeding, pumping and storing milk, as well as breastfeeding on a working mother's schedule, are also discussed. Your spouse is encouraged to participate. Please register all members of your party. 

Register Online for Breastfeeding Class

Infant CPR

This one-session class teaches parents injury prevention and the correct CPR techniques for a newborn. This is a must for parents and others caring for your baby. There is a $5.00 charge, payable at the door, for the instruction manual. Please bring correct change.

The class begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. If your schedule changes and you are unable to arrive on time, please cancel and reschedule. Unfortunately, latecomers are not allowed to participate.

No walk-ins are accepted for this class. People who are not registered will not be able to participate.

Location:
Baptist for Women, Conference Room
1225 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Parking is available in the Baptist for Women parking lot.

Online registration for this class is unavailable. For class dates and to register, please call 601-948-6262 and select option #3 for classes/screenings.

Grandparents

In accordance with CDC guidelines and to protect our patients, this class is temporarily unavailable. 

Siblings: A Kid's View of Babies

In accordance with CDC guidelines and to protect our patients, this class is temporarily unavailable. 

Natal Fit Water Aerobics

The physical experience of childbirth has been compared to participating in a world-class athletic competition. Mom and baby both win when Mom is in good physical condition. Through water aerobic classes offered by the Baptist Healthplex, expectant mothers can maintain their fitness level, and new mothers can speed the recovery process--safely. Classes are held Monday through Thursday at Baptist Healthplex in Jackson. Participants should attend three classes a week to benefit from this program. A physician and patient release, found in the Natal Fit brochure, must be signed before participating in Natal Fit.

Call the Baptist Healthplex-Jackson to register and for more class details: 601-968-1766