Have you heard?  More Moms than ever are choosing Capital Region Medical Center for their childbirth experience! Because our physicians, nurses and other medical professionals on the obstetrics team believe that each childbearing experience is unique, Moms work closely with the team of caregivers to design a care plan that’s right for them. The cornerstone of our obstetric care is education and family involvement is promoted throughout the process. 

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All patient rooms are beautifully decorated and provide privacy and homelike comfort in order to enhance the bonding process between parents and infants. For patients with uncomplicated pregnancies, the entire birthing process takes place in one room, Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) room.

The Family Maternity Center is located on the first floor, just inside the Main Lobby, of the Medical Center.The unit contains five LDRP rooms, six extended recovery rooms, a well-baby and Level II Nursery and a c-section room located within the Family Maternity Center.

Be sure to take the 360 degree virtual tour from the link on our home page.  Or, to schedule a personal tour, or learn more about the Family Maternity Center, please email the Childbirth Education Coordinator, or call (573) 632-5366.



Class Schedules Click Here to Print the 2014 Class Schedulemom and baby

A variety of classes are offered to prepare families for the birth of their baby.

Beginning Childbirth Preparation - $40 Per Couple
Having a baby is and exciting time! At Capital Region, we would like to help you prepare for the birth of your baby. Please join us to learn more about labor, delivery and care for yourself and your new baby. For three consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m.

January 7, 14, 21
March 11, 18, 25
May 13, 20, 27
July 8, 15, 22
September 9, 16, 23
November 4, 11, 18

Saturday Beginning Childbirth Preparation - $40 per Couple
This includes the same information as the Tuesday evening session but is held on one Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nurse and Doctor

January 18
February 8

March 15
April 12
May 3
June 7

July 19

August 16

September 13

October 11

November 8
December 6

Parenting Class - $15 per Couple
The joy of parenthood, your personal journey through newborn care.
Class is held on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

February 19
April 16
June 18
August 20
October 15Nursingmom

Breastfeeding - $15 per Couple
Offered on Wednesdays from 6 - 7:30 p.m.

January 8
February 12
March 19
April 16
May 21
June 18
July 16
August 13
September 17
October 15
November 19


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Sibling(s) Class
- Free

Offered Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Sibling(s) Class at CRMC will help big brothers and big sisters with the transition of having a new addition in your family.

February 5
April 2
June 4
August 6
October 1

Infant Massage - FREE
Touch is a very powerful element in human bonding, as are communication, both verbal and non-verbal, and prolonged eye contact.  Infant massage encompasses and supports all these vital aspects of bonding.   Infant Massage has many benefits to parents, infants and children. For parents it provides relaxation, helps build parents self-esteem, and promotes bonding with their child.  For infants and children it makes the child feel loved, promotes better sleep, boosts the  immune system, helps digestion, and provides sensory stimulation.  Instructors of infant massage believe that every baby deserves respect, tenderness, warmth and a listening heart that is freely given as we share the techniques of infant massage. 

January 22
April 16
July 23
October 22

Class Registration

Please register as soon as possible to ensure enrollment in class. Enrollment is limited. If there are cancellations due to low enrollment, you will be notified of the change and alternatives that are available to you.

To register, email the Childbirth Education Coordinator, or call her at (573) 632-5366. A letter will be sent in advance confirming your registration, class location, and equipment needed for the class.


Printable Resources For Expecting Parents
Caring for Yourself and Baby
Birthing Plan
Anesthesia Options

Online Resources for Expecting Parents
Le Leche League International
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The National Women’s Health Information Center
Baby Fit