Free Pregnancy, Childbirth and Newborn Care Classes in Pittsburgh
MAYA Organization believes that information and support are as important for being prepared for baby as anything on the baby registry. That’s why we offer classes at no charge to the expectant mother and her partner at our offices in the Northside and Swissvale. Lessons include many topics related to a healthy pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, care of the newborn, lamaze and self-care in the postpartum period.
MAYA Prenatal Parent Program
The MAYA Prenatal Parent Program allows parents to earn either a new car seat or new pack-n-play by completing the seven core classes that cover most of the topics listed above.
A pregnant mother who wants to earn both the playard or car seat and brand new crib, would complete the seven core classes and any five additional classes, such as our childbirth education (Lamaze) series, Toddler Safety, Baby Sign Language.
Parents who wish to attend only select classes without earning a car seat or playard, are welcome to attend any classes that interest them.
After delivery, new and experienced moms go through a period of adapting to their new baby. Join us weekly to talk to other new moms, have coffee and snacks, ask questions to a postpartum doula, and get you and baby out of the house!
MAYA Mommas is an informal drop-in support group for expectant and new mothers. Comes as you are, with or without baby for a chance to have some real talk about the struggles and joys of pregnancy and parenting an infant.
Young babies (pre-crawlers) are welcome.
No advance registration required.
It is OK to arrive when you can and leave when you need to.
Light refreshments will be served.
Get encouragement, advice, opinions, and support from fellow moms.
Check out our calendar below and register for classes today!
The goal of Lamaze classes is to increase women’s confidence in their ability to give birth!
Lamaze classes help you to discover your natural ability to give birth. Women learn simple coping strategies for labor, delivery, post-delivery, and your first few weeks at home. Partners are welcome!
MAYA Organization’s certified Lamaze instructors offer a Lamaze Basics course and an Advanced Lamaze course. Each course is a three evening class session.
MAYA also offers one-time Lamaze Refresher for women who have already given birth. See our calendar for more details!