Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, will host childbirth classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Ground Floor Conference Room.

The class will meet for a total of five weeks — four weeks related to childbirth education and the fifth week will be a breastfeeding class.

The 2018 dates are Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1 and 8; Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15 and 22; March 29, April 5, 12, 19 and 26; May 16, 24, 31, June 7 and 14; July 5, 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 2; Aug. 30, Sept. 16, 30 and 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov. 1; and Tuesdays, Nov. 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4 and 11.

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

A refresher course is also 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. Pre-registration is required for either class.

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