Methodist in the Media

Birth Classes Shift to Online for Expecting Parents Because of Pandemic

Published: April 10, 2020

Whether you’re a parent or not, we’ve all heard about the classes that teach you to breathe, relax and prepare for parenthood. But the COVID-19 pandemic has forced some changes on this group.

“We've gotten 100 families through the Zoom classes, and that’s a big concern of theirs. 'What is this going to look like for me?'” said Cathy DelSenno, Methodist Women’s Hospital childbirth education coordinator.

Instead of sitting in a big room together, moms- and dads-to-be are sitting down in front of a webcam -- and it’s taking some getting used to.

WOWT: Birth classes shift to online for expecting parents because of pandemic