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Mayo Clinic Rochester Perinatal Education

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Philosophy of the Perinatal Education Program

Mayo Clinic Rochester's Perinatal Education Program believes the birth of a baby is one of the most important and transformational events in a lifetime. We strive to support the educational needs of each unique family during their childbearing experience. We are dedicated to deliver comprehensive education and information based on best practice standards. We believe that Perinatal Education empowers families to develop confidence as they welcome and care for their new baby.


The Perinatal Education Program provides classes for families preparing to welcome and care for their newborn. All classes reflect the philosophy and services of the Mayo Clinic Family Birth Center. Class participants often share similar questions, however, we explore options that will individualize your birth and parenting experience. Your family is important to us.

All classes are taught by Registered Nurses who are experienced Perinatal Educators.

Mayo Clinic Family Birth Center Tours

The Family Birth Center tour is for expectant families who wish to learn more about Mayo Clinic Rochester’s Labor and Delivery, Mother/Baby, and Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Tours are available both in-person and virtually. We encourage you to take a pre-birth tour approximately four to six weeks before your due date to help you feel more prepared for your baby’s arrival.