Take a Prenatal Tour of Our Maternity Centers
First time parent, or adding to the family? To help you better understand what to expect during your stay in the hospital, take a complimentary prenatal tour of the Maternity Center at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, or at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, which opened on October 1, 2014. We encourage expectant parents to take this free tour four to six weeks before their baby’s due date. We also offer special tours and classes for grandparents and siblings.
Sign Up for Prenatal Classes to Help Prepare for Your New Baby
Pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood are exciting—and challenging times—for most people. To help you prepare, Holy Cross Health offers a wide array of fitness, prenatal and parenting classes to arm you—and your family—with information.
Want to better understand what to expect during pregnancy—and from labor and delivery? Our birthing classes are taught by registered nurses certified in childbirth education. These classes are just right for parents having their first baby—and are a great refresher course if you are expecting an addition to the family. We’ve made it easy for you by offering the program in a number of area locations, including prenatal classes in Silver Spring at Holy Cross Hospital’s Professional and Community Education Center (PCEC) and at the Holy Cross Resource Center.
Hospital birthing classes are also offered at several convenient community locations in Montgomery County. In addition, prenatal classes are offered in collaboration with our partners in the area surrounding Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. For those who prefer the convenience of a digital learning experience, we offer an online childbirth education class.
There is a class for those women scheduled for a Cesarean birth and special classes for fathers, siblings and grandparents. We can help mom’s prepare for breastfeeding—and provide parents with the hands-on skills they need to keep their babies safe, healthy and happy in the first months of their lives.
Moms can stay fit during pregnancy with Yoga and exercise classes—and get back into shape after they give birth in our Yoga/Pilates classes for Mom and Baby.
You can also sign up for our free weekly e-mail newsletter, The Parent Review, tailored to you during each month of your pregnancy and into the first year of your baby's life.