Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, will offer five-session childbirth classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the ground-floor conference room.

The classes meet for a total of five weeks: four related to childbirth education and a breastfeeding class during the fifth week.

Dates for 2017 are Aug. 31 and Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2; and Nov. 14, 21 and 28 and Dec. 5 and 12.

The maternity education classes are designed to offer information, counseling, support and hands-on experience to help prepare for a new family member. The classes will cover pregnancy in general and information to prepare the expectant mother for labor and delivery, and they will include a tour of Nanticoke’s Mother & Baby Care Center.

A refresher course is available for those who have previously taken childbirth classes. The refresher class covers breathing techniques, signs, symptoms and stages of labor, birthing options and a tour of Nanticoke’s Mother & Baby Care Center.

The cost of the childbirth course is $50, and the cost for the refresher course is $25. Mothers are encouraged to bring their partner or support person for all courses. Advance registration is required for either class.

To register or for information, call 629-6611, ext. 2540.