Childbirth and Parenting Classes at Aiken Regional Medical Centers

Baby crawling with parents watching

Aiken Regional Medical Centers offers a range of childbirth and parenting classes, including classes to help expectant parents prepare for their new role as parents and classes for children and teenagers.


Childbirth Preparation

This course from Aiken Regional will prepare you for the birth of your child. Expectant parents will learn about physiological and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy and birth. It includes various tools for coping with the discomforts of labor. The course covers labor and delivery, cesarean sections, breathing techniques, anesthesia and analgesia, exercise, relaxation techniques, breastfeeding and baby care.

The class options are either weekends (Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) or on four consecutive Tuesdays (6 - 9 p.m.).

Series Schedule

Tuesdays (6 to 9 p.m.)

  • January 16 to Feb 6
  • April 10 to May 1
  • July 10 to 31
  • August 28 to September 18

Weekends (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

  • March 10 and 11
  • June 2 and 3
  • October 27 and 28
  • December 1 and 2

We are offering these classes free to Aiken Regional patients only.

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Location: Aiken Regional, Sixth Floor, Classrooms A and B
Instructions: Please bring two pillows, a blanket and a partner to each class.
One registration is good for you and your partner. You only need to register for the first class in the series.

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Breastfeeding Class

Learn successful breastfeeding techniques. This course from Aiken Regional includes discussing the advantages of breastfeeding for mother and baby, prenatal preparation, the keys to successful breastfeeding and expressing and storing breast milk.

We are offering these classes free to Aiken Regional patients only.

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Location: Aiken Regional, Sixth Floor, Classrooms A and B

2018 Dates:

  • March 13
  • May 29
  • July 10
  • September 25
  • November 20

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Babysitting Training Class

This American Red Cross course teaches skills and information needed to ensure safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or guardians.

This class is for teenagers from ages 11 – 15. A parent or guardian must register the attending child or children.

Location: Aiken Regional Medical Centers, on the 6th floor in classrooms A and B.

Cost: $35

2018 Dates:

  • March 24
  • June 14
  • June 30
  • July 19
  • August 14
  • November 3

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Home Alone Class

This class teaches self care skills to children ages 8 – 11. Topics include emergencies, boredom, fear, loneliness and establishing a support system.

2018 Dates:

  • June 14
  • June 30
  • July 19
  • August 14

Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
Location: Aiken Regional Medical Centers, 6th floor, classrooms A and B.
Fee: $10

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