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Online Childbirth & Breastfeeding Classes

If you can’t make it to an in-person class at one of PinnacleHealth’s facilities, we have options for learning online. PinnacleHealth's Online Childbirth Education and Breastfeeding Programs are a convenient addition to our traditional classes or an alternative for expectant and new parents who cannot attend a conventional prepared childbirth or breastfeeding class due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts or time constraints.

Online Childbirth Education Program

PinnacleHealth's Online Childbirth Education Program is a convenient alternative for expectant parents who cannot attend a conventional prepared childbirth class due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts or time constraints. It is also useful as an additional resource to have at home when you need it or as a refresher course for repeat parents. The interactive web-based online learning program includes animated illustrations, videos, voice-overs, and games.

There are two ways to access the online childbirth education program:

1. As An Addition to Traditional Childbirth Education Classes

Register for a Lamaze Childbirth or Prepared Childbirth Class, or a Weekend Lamaze or Weekend Childbirth Seminar. The online program is available, for an additional fee, to parents who take these classes and is based on The Gift of Motherhood book which you will receive in at your first class; the book comes with an online access code, which gives provides access to the online program for 3 months after the first log-in. Students who have questions will continue to have access to a childbirth educator, even after classes have ended. To take advantage of this additional resource at a special reduced fee, parents must register for a childbirth class and the online class at the same time.
Registration fee:  $20 in addition to the in-person childbirth class fee.

2. As An Alternative to Traditional Childbirth Classes

The PinnacleHealth Online Childbirth Education Program is also available as an alternative for parents who cannot attend an in-person childbirth class. After registering and paying for the course, the Education Department will mail a course access code with a confirmation letter and a copy of The Gift of Motherhood book. The code is valid for 3 months after the first log-on. With this option, parents still have access to a certified childbirth educator to answer questions.
Registration fee: $120

Online Breastfeeding Program

PinnacleHealth is proud to offer our new Online Breastfeeding Program. This interactive, web-based program includes animated illustrations, videos, voice-overs and interactive games. It was designed to answer some of your basic questions, and focuses on the joys and common concerns of breastfeeding. Whether you are gathering information to help you make an informed decision about how you will feed your baby, or are looking for education and support because you have already decided to breastfeed, this program will be a valuable resource and help empower you as a new mother.

Registration for Online Breastfeeding Program

1. In Addition to a Traditional Breastfeeding Class:

If you register for one of our in-person Breastfeeding Basics classes, you will receive an access code for the Online Breastfeeding Program on the first night of class. The online program is based on our class book, Breastfeeding: A Great Start, and will offer you an opportunity to review and reinforce what you learn in class.
Registration Fee: $15 in addition to class fee
Online Breastfeeding Class Fee is waived for those giving birth at Harrisburg Hospital

2. As an Alternative to a Traditional Breastfeeding Class:

Some parents cannot attend a conventional breastfeeding class due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts, or time constraints. If you register for the Online Breastfeeding Program as an alternative to an in-person class, an access code will be mailed to you with your confirmation letter. You will also receive a copy of Breastfeeding: A Great Start in the mail.
Registration Fee: $60
Online Breastfeeding Class Fee is waived for those giving birth at Harrisburg Hospital


In either case, your access code will be valid for a period of 3 months after initial log-on

Our Breastfeeding Basics instructors and our lactation consultants are available
to answer any questions you may have.

How do I register?

To register for our Online Learning Childbirth and/or Breastfeeding Class or any Childbirth/Parenting Class call (717) 231-8900 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. We accept credit cards over the phone, or you can mail a check payment after registering by phone.