Education and Support

Having a baby is an exciting time for you and your family. Premier Health helps you prepare for the big day with a wide range of education and support. We continue to support you and your growing family even after your baby is born.

Childbirth And Family Education Classes

There’s so much to learn in the months before you deliver. Our informative childbirth and family education classes are available online. Pricing varies, with most classes ranging from $10 to $60. Classes offered include:

  • Understanding Birth - $60
  • Understanding Multiples - $40
  • Understanding Breastfeeding - $10
  • Understanding Your Newborn - $40
  • Understanding Natural Childbirth Techniques eclass - $40

A Parent's Guide To Preparing For Baby

At Premier Health, we want to make sure you and your baby are off to the best start possible. We've developed A Parent’s Guide to Preparing for Baby to help you understand what to expect before, during, and after your delivery and to help relieve some of the anxieties that come along with preparing for a new baby. In addition, we've included information on pregnancy and infant safety, as well as specialty services we offer to enhance your birthing experience.

Breastfeeding Support For You and Your Baby

Premier Health offers a wide range of breastfeeding support before, during and after your hospital stay. This includes International Board Certified Lactation Consultants – all of whom are registered nurse – who compassionately guide you in this special journey with your baby. From classes to one-on-one breastfeeding and pumping support, we are dedicated to helping you and your baby thrive.

Safe Sleep For Your Baby

Your baby's well-being is important to us. All Premier Health hospitals are committed to helping parents and caregivers understand safe sleep practices so your baby sleeps safe from the start. By learning and following safe sleep tips, you and those caring for your baby can reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), which is caused by suffocation or accidents during sleep, as well as other known factors associated with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

An effort at Atrium Medical Center, The PIERCE Project (Protecting Infants Early Reduces Catastrophic Events), is specifically focused on reducing the risks of SIDS through education and awareness.

Online Nursery

Premier Health offers Bella Baby Photography to all families that deliver in our hospitals. We will provide you with a password so you and your family may view a slideshow of your baby on the Bella Baby Photography website.

Nutrition Services

Our Nutrition Services staff provides delicious, well-balanced meals during your hospital stay. Following assessment of individual dietary needs, a licensed dietitian may be consulted.

Additional Support

  • Social worker – If needed during your stay, we can connect you with a social worker who can provide counsel on personal, financial, insurance, social, emotional, or environmental issues. 
  • Pastoral care counselor – A highly-trained, diverse group of professionally-educated chaplains representing many faith traditions is available 24/7.  
  • Postpartum depression resources – Many new mothers experience unfamiliar feelings after the birth of their babies, often referred to as baby blues. If you experience symptoms of postpartum depression, share them with your care team so we can assist you in obtaining timely support.

Help Me Grow: Support During Pregnancy And Early Childhood

Help Me Grow is a system of supports for pregnant women, caregivers with new babies, and families with young children with developmental delays and disabilities. Services and supports are provided through home visiting and early intervention.

Home visiting is a home-based service offered at no cost to the family. Trained professionals, such as nurses and teachers, offer information and support during pregnancy and empower parents with skills, tools, and confidence to nurture the healthy growth of their child, because children do not come with instructions!

Early intervention supports families of young children, birth to age 3, with developmental delays and disabilities. Typically provided in the home or other places the family spends time, these services build on their ability to enhance the child’s learning and development.

Help Me Grow is a voluntary service offered at no cost to the family. Learn more.

Before Your Baby Arrives During COVID-19

Changes in Premier Health maternity center tours, childbirth education classes, and doctor visits have been made to protect pregnant moms from COVID-19. Learn more.

Your Baby's Birth During COVID-19

Protecting moms and their newborns from COVID-19 is crucial. Some changes at Premier Health hospitals have been made to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy. Learn more.

Childbirth Support From Those You Love During COVID-19

Pregnant moms want support from loved ones during and after delivery while staying safe from COVID-19. Learn the policies for visitors and support people.


Contact Us

If you’re pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, schedule an appointment with a physician or certified nurse midwife, take a virtual tour of our maternity centers, or register for childbirth, breastfeeding, and family education classes.

Visit our locations page to find a Premier Health maternity center near you and for additional contact information.