Education and Support Groups
Childbirth Center Tour
A free tour of Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital’s childbirth center is available on various days at 5 p.m. Please register in advance for the tour on our website at saintthomashealth.com/classes. Meet at OB Admissions on the third floor. Free parking is available in the Mid-State Garage. For more information, call (615) 284-BABY (2229) or email TheFamilyLearningCenter@sth.org.
- Map/Parking Directions to OB Admitting - Saint Thomas Midtown
- Map/Parking Directions to Family Learning Center
Childbirth can feel like a great leap into the unknown, especially if you are about to be a first-time parent. We believe that sharing our knowledge can help you overcome any fears and concerns you may have. Our comprehensive Family Learning Center offers a wide variety of classes taught by certified educators for new and expectant parents, siblings and grandparents. We encourage family involvement both during your pregnancy and following the birth of your baby.
Breastfeeding Support & Lactation Boutique
We believe that breastfeeding should be a positive and natural experience. To help make that possible for you, our nursing staff has all been trained to assist you with your breastfeeding experience. We offer group classes and follow-up on the latest breastfeeding tips and techniques as well as consultation services before and after delivery for difficult or multiple births.
Our on-site lactation boutique offers a complete line of breast feeding supplies, including breast pumps and nursing bras. Our lactation nurses are available, even after you leave the hospital, to inform you about and assist you in breast feeding and pumping.
Postpartum depression affects 20-30% of all new moms. It is a real illness and is very treatable. Through a unique partnership with the Hope Clinic for Women, we provide education and counseling for postpartum depression. Call 615.321.0005 for help or more information.
Parent Email Program
Our obstetric patients have a trusted resource to guide them through pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the first year of their baby’s life: our parent email program. This free, weekly service for expectant and new parents includes customized information, news, resources, announcements from our parent education staff, access to hospital classes and tour information, all delivered to your in-box. When you register you will receive information that is tailored to your personal week of pregnancy and then the age of your newborn. Plus, it is all free!