The MetroHealth team delivers about 3,000 babies per year and provides individualized care for each mother and baby to start life with the healthiest possible outcome.
We have the expertise and the resources to care for everyone.
Additionally, we have a robust series of childbirth education classes, breastfeeding support, and classes for family members—free for MetroHealth patients—that can help you prepare for your baby and give them the healthiest possible start to life.
Boot Camp for New Dads
Geared to first-time fathers, this class is taught by veteran dads. You will learn how to make it through the first months of parenting and come out a competent, on-the-job father.
This is one of our most popular classes for men of all ages.
Learn the basics of breastfeeding preparation, feeding and pumping techniques, and newborn nutrition from our certified lactation consultants.
The MetroHealth Breastfeeding Clinic is a resource for mothers and their children to receive high quality medical care for any issue related to breastfeeding, both before and after delivery. The clinic is staffed by a nurse practitioner and a family physician who are both certified lactation consultants. These are medical visits that are covered by most insurance.
Schedule an appointment by calling 216-778-2222.
Breastfeeding Support Groups
For more information, call 216-778-3337.
Centering Pregnancy is a special check-up for pregnant women that includes more time and attention in a group setting. You’ll meet with your provider and other women, who are due near the same time as you, for 10 sessions during your pregnancy.
For more information call, 216-778-3598.
Childbirth Preparation Classes
Our childbirth educators are certified and experienced perinatal nurses. Classes include information about labor and birth, comfort options and pain relief, coping skills for labor and birth, and caring for yourself and your baby after birth.
This one time class is for siblings of the baby, ages 2-11. Children 12 and over are invited to attend a prenatal tour with their parents. Classes include information on how to hold and interact with a newborn brother or sister, a tour of the maternity unit, and a movie about being a big brother or sister. Each child will receive a graduation diploma for their participation in the class.
MetroHealth offers the birthing option of working with a doula.
Doulas are trained to provide physical and emotional support for the laboring mother before, during and just after the birth.
Talk with your childbirth educator for more information about doula services.
Note: Doula availability may be limited.
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MetroHealth has partnered with Babyscripts to provide mothers with the information they need at every stage of pregnancy.
Ask your MetroHealth obstetrician about connecting you with the Babyscripts app.Get Started