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Childbirth Education and Infant Care

The Family Birth Center offers a series of childbirth classes, publications and a variety of other informational material for answering any questions you may have about pregnancy and childbirth.

For your convenience, a variety of classes and times are available to first-time parents, current parents and 2- to 10-year-old siblings. We encourage a support person to attend classes with you. Experts teach classes covering such topics as relaxation and pain-management techniques during labor and delivery, Cesarean section, breastfeeding, how to cope with physical and emotional changes, car-seat safety, infant safety and CPR.

Additional information about infant care, safety and parenting is available at all times on myStation, which broadcasts educational programs regarding care of yourself and your infant directly to the television in your room.

Call 573-499-6175 for details on any of the classes or tours. Registration is required for the classes. Click on the title of the class to open the online registration form.

Beginning Childbirth classes

For Big Kids Only classes
Monthly classes on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Register online

Infant CPR for parents
Fourth Monday of July, August, October and November: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24: 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Breastfeeding classes
Monthly classes on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m.

Family Birth Center tours
Monthly tours are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Tour the Family Birth Center

To schedule a personal tour of the Family Birth Center, please call 573-771-6675.

Online Nursery

Family members and friends of Family Birth Center moms can visit our online nursery.

Send a Cheer Card

Do you have a friend or family member that you wish to send your thoughts and wishes to? Send them a card.

Upcoming Events

  • Jul
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Jul
    5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Family Birth Center offers tours so families can visit labor, delivery, triage, postpartum and newborn nursery all before the big day.

Learn More About Family Birth Center

Hear from Ann about her experience at the Family Birth Center.