Please note that at this time, events may be canceled or rescheduled as needed. Please call ahead before attending any in-person events.
We are providing virtual classes through Microsoft Teams. View our calendar for details.
When you’re about to become a new parent, knowing what to expect can make all the difference.
From early pregnancy through labor, delivery and after baby arrives, we're here to help!
Family Beginnings Tours - no charge
See our Labor & Delivery page for a video tour of Labor & Delivery at Cox Medical Center South, as well as images of our labor, delivery and recovery rooms in Branson and Monett.
Plan to attend during the last two months of pregnancy. Please register by your 20th week to ensure appropriate class placement.
Two-Part Series - $50
Prepared childbirth education in two consecutive weekly sessions. Learn about labor, delivery, breathing and relaxation techniques as well as pain medications and what to expect postpartum (after delivery).
One-Day Class - $50
Prepared childbirth class in one day. Learn about childbirth and those beginning days of postpartum care. A demonstration of breathing and relaxation techniques is given for you to practice at home. Offered twice a month on Saturdays (choose one date).
Natural Childbirth - $25
Planning a natural birth? This class is recommended in lieu of Prepared Childbirth. Register between the 20th and 25th week of your pregnancy and plan to complete the class during the last two months of pregnancy.
Fatherhood Basic Training - $20
Expectant fathers, learn infant basics from a seasoned father and medical professional. Topics include becoming a dad, forming a new family, birth and bonding and caring for new mom and baby. For dads only!
Siblings and Parents - $25 per family
Prepare your child(ren), ages 3-8, for the arrival of a new sibling. Classes fill quickly; early registration is recommended.
Grandparenting - $20 per family
Things may have changed over the years. Find out the latest and greatest ways to be a good grandparent.
BabySense - $25
Take this class during the last two months of your pregnancy. Valuable information on basic baby care and safety, including bathing, diapering, baby proofing your home, car seat safety and more.
Breastfeeding Basics - $25
Take this class during the last two months of your pregnancy. Learn nutritional and emotional advantages of breastfeeding and "how to" breastfeed.
DogSense - $10
Prepare the family dog for the addition of a new pack member. Child and dog safety, understanding your dog, changes in routine, introducing baby to the dog and what to expect as both dog and child get older. Taught by Stan Murray, dog behavioral therapist and trainer.
Back to Work, Breastfeeding Success - $10
Learn how to prepare your baby, caregivers and yourself for when you return to work. Discover how to establish and maintain your milk supply and how to manage challenges in the workplace.
Free Quit Smoking During Pregnancy Class
Protect yourself and your baby from the effects of smoking. You'll have more energy, feel healthier and have extra money to spend on your new baby. A support person is welcome to attend with you. Call the Center for Health Improvement at 417-269-5239 for details.