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Storks Nest Program

Women who participate in the UMMC Stork's Nest Program can enroll in free parenting classes and get referrals to a variety of community resources.

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Childbirth and Related Education Classes

Photo of a new born baby's footprints

There are many questions families have regarding the birthing experience; the University of Maryland Medical Center offers a variety of classes to answer these questions and help expectant mothers, their partners or support persons and siblings-to-be.

Classes are taught by certified childbirth educators, registered nurses and lactation consultants. Classes include visual aids, multimedia, written packets and allow time for your questions to be addressed.

Please click on the class titles to access class descriptions, fees and schedule.

For further information, please contact the Childbirth Education Coordinator at 410-328-2944 or email at Please be aware that all classes are subject to cancellation one week prior to class date if enrollment is inadequate. Efforts will be made to assist you in enrolling in another class.

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