York Hospital is excited to resume Childbirth Education classes for its patients. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital temporarily paused all childbirth education offerings. Beginning Monday, April 3, in partnership with Birthly, York Hospital will again offer valuable educational resources to patients, in the comfort of their own homes.

Through the partnership, York Hospital patients are now able to access a variety of childbirth and infant care classes online. All classes are live, which means patients will have the opportunity to connect through a live video feed with certified and experienced childbirth educators. Birthly educators will provide interactive teaching on a variety of top-of-mind topics and patients will have dedicated time to ask questions. York Hospital patients will be provided with a code to access these classes at a 50% discount. 

Classes currently offered include Early Pregnancy Preparations, Prenatal Education Bootcamp (English and Spanish), Coping and Comfort, Breastfeeding 101 (English and Spanish), as well as Newborn Care (English and Spanish). Since each class type is offered multiple times a month, patients now have more flexibility in choosing a time that fits their schedule and can attend classes anywhere virtually via their laptop, tablet, and other mobile devices.

“Throughout the pandemic we learned that our mothers and fathers are looking for programs that allow them the flexibility to participate in interactive, live birthing programs from home—at times that fit their changing schedules. We’ve listened and are excited to offer this convenient new program that prioritizes their needs. Our childbirth educators are certified and experienced, and our patients and partners will have many opportunities to benefit from their expertise: weekdays or weekends at a variety of times,” said Interim Director of Birthing & Family Care, Pam Heithoff, RNC-OB, C-EFM, BSN, MBA, NE-BC.

Please click here to find out how to register for York Hospital’s childbirth education classes. For information about the Childbirth Education program, to make an appointment for an in-person tour of MIRACLES – The Diana Baldwin Dunnan Family Center at York Hospital or to learn more about delivering your baby at York Hospital, contact the team at OB/GYN, Midwifery & Surgical Associates of York Hospital at (207) 351-3455 or [email protected]. Visit for additional information on childbirth classes and other resources.