Hutzel Women's Hospital Childbirth Classes and Tours
July - December, 2023

DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital is pleased to offer free classes and tours in July-December 2023 for those delivering at Hutzel. Registration is required. Call 313-745-8117 to register and for details.

For the safety of our patients and visitors, classes and tours are limited in size. Walk-ins are not accepted.

DMC Visitor Guidelines are posted at all DMC hospital entrances. If you are experiencing any symptom(s) of COVID-19 or you have been exposed to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case within the last 5 days, please do not enter the hospital. 

Childbirth Education Class

Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; July 8, August 12, September 17, October 7, November 11, December 10

Class is taught by a certified nurse midwife or certified labor/delivery nurse. Class will cover anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, what to expect in labor, stages of labor, exercises and breathing techniques, medications and equipment, non-medical comfort techniques, your labor champion, and procedures that may happen during labor. Bring two pillows, a blanket, and wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a bag lunch or plan to use our on-site restaurants.

Breastfeeding Class

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12

Class is taught by an experienced nurse trained as a lactation counselor. Class covers benefits of breastfeeding, how breastfeeding works, getting off to a good start in the hospital, skin-to-skin, working while breastfeeding and sources of support. Please bring a newborn-sized doll or stuffed animal and a baby blanket.

Infant Care Class

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.; July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 21, December 19

Class is taught by an experienced mother/baby nurse. Topics include: understanding your newborn, sleep patterns, infant safety, newborn nutrition, circumcision, procedures/tests, diapering and bathing your baby, choosing a pediatrician, and immunizations. Please bring a newborn-sized doll and baby blanket to class.

DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital Walking Tour

Each mom will have her own 30-minute walking tour. Moms may bring one support person. Arrive 10 minutes early to allow time for parking/walking. Registration is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted, so please call 313-745-8117 to register.

  • Monday, July 17, 6-8 p.m. and Monday, August 14, 6-8 p.m.
  • Fridays, 6-8 p.m.; September 8, October 13, November 3, December 15
  • First and third Wednesdays of each month; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Call to Register

Registration is required. To register for a class or tour, call 313-745-8117 and leave a voicemail with your name and phone number. Calls will be returned during registration hours; Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Note: Tours and classes may be canceled at any time based on unsafe weather conditions or a rise in COVID-19 patient volume.