Maternity Classes & Tour FAQs

If you have questions about classes, the Maternity Tour or registration that aren't answered on this site, please contact the Childbirth and Parenting Education Office.

Call: 310-423-5168 (office hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Email: prenatal@cshs.org

General Questions

All classes offered through our program are meant to be taken prenatally, and it's important to register well in advance to make sure you get the dates you want. We typically recommend that you register for classes in your 5th month of pregnancy and attend them during your 7th or 8th month. That’s early enough for you to be comfortable, but late enough that the information will be fresh in your mind when it’s time to have your baby.

Please register online through our website. The tour is free, but advance registration is required. Note: The Cedars-Sinai Childbirth Series and Cesarean Birth classes include a tour, so you don't need to register for it separately.

We aren't able to accommodate private tours.

We recommend that you register for the tour in your 5th month of pregnancy and take it during your 7th or 8th month.

But you can take it at another time if you prefer. Some may use the Maternity Tour as a way to decide which hospital best matches their birth preferences, while others take it to familiarize themselves and their family with our facility prior to the birth. Just remember to book ahead, because the tours are only offered on select dates, and times tend to fill up fast.

No, only the Cedars-Sinai Childbirth Series and Cesarean Birth classes include a tour. If you aren't registered for any of those classes, you can register for a tour online.

All classes are held on the Cedars-Sinai main campus. You'll receive the exact location in a confirmation email after you complete the registration. Please check directions by GPS or on a map before you leave to make sure you know where you’re going.

If you haven't received a confirmation email within 24 hours of registering, please call the Childbirth and Parenting Education Office at 310-423-5168 during office hours (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.).

Parking is available at a discounted rate of $5 in lots P1, P2, P3, P4, P5 or P6. Remember to bring your parking ticket to class for validation! We don't validate for parking in the Medical Office Towers. Please refer to the downloadable map for recommended parking structures based on your class location. If you need parking assistance, please call the Hospitality Desk at 310-423-4444.

Classes may be rescheduled one time without a fee, as long as the request is made 48 hours before the start date. All other reschedules will carry a $25 processing fee. Any rescheduling request made less than 48 hours before the start of class will carry a $25 processing fee (this includes rescheduling after a missed class). Due to the size and volume of these classes, we can’t guarantee that another class time will be available.

To make a change to your registration, call the Childbirth & Parenting Education Office at 310-423-5168 during office hours (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.).

Full refunds are only available if you cancel for medical reasons or if your baby is delivered before the start of your scheduled class. If you cancel 2 weeks (14 days) before the start of class, you’ll receive a refund minus the $25 non-refundable processing fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks before the class are refunded at 50% of the amount paid. Please allow 7 to 10 business days for all refund processing. No refunds are issued for missed classes.

Yes! We currently offer 2 complimentary classes through our program: The Cesarean Option and Ask an Anesthesiologist. The Maternity Tour is also offered free of charge. But please note that advance registration is required, even for the free classes and tour.

Couples enrolled in one of the Childbirth Series (1-Day, 2-Day or 3-Day) classes will get a $25 discount off of enrollment in the Hands ON! Hands Down! Labor Comfort and Support class. Remember to select the "Special Discount" option during registration.

Also, Cedars-Sinai employees can take any classes at a 10% discount. Remember to select the "Employee Discount" option during registration.

No. Our classes are thorough and immersive—so if you're interested in multiple topics, you'll need to take multiple classes.

No! You don't need to be pre-registered at Cedars-Sinai to attend our classes. All of the classes are open to the community.

If you haven't received your pre-registration confirmation at least 60 days before your due date, or if you have any other questions, please call the Cedars-Sinai Pre-Admission Office at 310-967-8595.

Please contact your insurance provider to see if your policy covers prenatal education classes. If it does, you’ll still need to pay for your classes when you register. After completing each class, contact our office to draft a reimbursement letter that you can submit to your insurance company.

You can add yourself to the waitlist. Click the link below the class date you're interested in, click "Register" on the registration portal and add your contact information. If a spot becomes available, you’ll be notified by email and will have 48 hours to register for the class.

Class-Specific Questions

We offer a variety of class formats to meet your preferences and scheduling needs. The content is the same in each of the Childbirth Series classes, but the pacing is different. A longer class series allows more opportunity for connection, discussion, questions, activities and hands-on practice.

No. If you're interested in learning CPR, you'll need to register for the Infant Safety and CPR class.