Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, will offer five-session childbirth classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb. 7 in the ground-floor conference room.

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

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 previously took childbirth classes. The refresher class will cover 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. Advance registration is required for either class.

Other sessions will be held Feb. 21 and 28 and March 7, 14 and 21; March 28 and April 4, 11, 18 and 25; and throughout the year with dates to be announced.

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