Childbirth and Parenthood Preparation Classes

Congratulations on beginning your journey into parenthood! As part of the total family-centered care provided to you during your pregnancy, the Childbirth and Parenting Preparation Program offers many educational opportunities. These include prepared childbirth classes, breastfeeding classes, and parenting classes. All of the classes are taught by registered nurses certified in childbirth education. Registration is required.

Centering Pregnancy

Centering Pregnancy is a new model for prenatal care designed to allow more time with your healthcare provider while learning and sharing in a small group setting. For more information on this program download the brochure or to enroll, contact Saudia DeCarlo, RN, CCES at 717-531-1298.

Tours of the Obstetrics Department of Penn State Women's Health Unit are provided weekly. Families will see Labor and Delivery, Postpartum and the Newborn Nursery. Tours last 30 minutes. Please call 717-531-6981 for more information. 

Breastfeeding Resource Program

The Breastfeeding Resource Program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center gives expectant mothers and new parents the information and support to achieve a fulfilling breastfeeding experience.