Closer than you think.

We’re minutes off of I-75 in the heart of Detroit’s cultural center, just a mile north of the Fox Theater and Comerica Park. We offer convenient valet service and an adjacent secure parking garage, making it easy to get here.
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Classes and Seminars

Childbirth Education Class  Cost $50 per family

For expectant moms and dads. Sign up for classes anytime after your 20th week of pregnancy.

2015 Class Dates:

1 Day Saturday Classes from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with one-hour lunch break.

  • January 10
  • Additional dates to be added monthly.    

All classes are held in Room 2249, 2 Webber and include a tour.  Please bring 2 pillows and a blanket and wear comfortable clothing to class.  For the Saturday Class, please bring a bag lunch or use the onsite Harper/Hutzel Cafeteria, Quiznos or Wendy’s Restaurant.  Registration is required, call 1-888-DMC-2500.  Payment of $50 is required to register.

Class covers:

  • Anatomy & Physiology of Pregnancy
  • What to expect in Labor 
  • Exercises & Breathing techniques
  • Medications & Equipment
  • Non-Medical Comfort Techniques
  • Labor Coach Information
  • Various Procedures that you might expect in Labor 
  • Hospital Tour

Infant Care Class   Cost: $20 per family

Class is for expectant moms and dads.  This class is taught by an experienced Mother/Baby Nurse every other month.

2015 Class Dates:

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  

  • January 13
  • March 10

Please bring a newborn size doll and baby blanket to class.
Registration is required, call 1-888-DMC-2500.  
Pay at the cashier's office.

Topics covered:

  • Understanding Your Newborn
  • Sleep Patterns
  • Infant Safety
  • Newborn Nutrition
  • Circumcision
  • Bathing Your Baby
  • Discuss immunizations, common infant problems
  • Choosing a pediatrician 

Multiples Class: Twins and More -    Cost $25 per family

Class is for moms and dads expectant multiple births.

CLASS DATES:  Scheduled as needed. Please call 1-888-DMC-2500 for dates
Registration is required.
  Pay at the cashier's office.  

Class covers:

  • Hospital Tour of NICU/SCN  
  • Preventing Pre-term Labor
  • Contacts for local, U.S. and Canadian Twins/Multiples Groups  
  • Potential of NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) admission
  • Potential for C-section and discussion of what is involved with a C-Section
  • Positioning of Babies In utero (in the uterus/womb).

Breastfeeding Class:  Cost $15 per couple     

Taught by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant. For expectant moms and dads.  Please bring a newborn-size doll or stuffed bear and a baby blanket. 

2015 Class Dates:  
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Room 2249, 2 Webber.

  • January 15
  • February 12
  • March 12

Registration is required, call 1-888-DMC-2500.  
Pay at the cashier's office.

Class covers:

  • Why breastfeeding is more than just a feeding choice
  • How breastfeeding works
  • Getting Started Right
  • Working and breastfeeding
  • Videos

C-Section Class      Cost $25 per couple

Class is for expectant moms and dads.

CLASS DATES: To be arranged.  
Registration is required, call 1-888-DMC-2500.
Pay at the cashier's office. 

Class covers:

  • Reasons for C-Sections
  • What to expect during your hospital stay
  • Various procedures involved during your stay 
  • Hospital Tour

Sibling Class      Cost $15 per family

Parents must accompany child; Siblings ages 4-10 years are welcome.

CLASS DATES:  Please call for dates
Registration is required.

Class covers:

  • Discussion of new baby
  • Coloring Books 
  • Big Brother & Big Sister name tags
  • Hospital Tour
  • What to expect when mom is in the hospital 

Hospital OB Tours      NO CHARGE

We offer 3 scheduled tours every month. 

Daytime Tour10 AM:  1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month from Hutzel Women's Hospital Lobby. 

Evening Tour5:30 PM:  3rd Monday of every month from Hutzel Women's Hospital Lobby. 

All tours depart from the main lobby of Harper-Hutzel Hospital. Parking is available in the parking structure for $4.00 or valet parking ($6.00).  There is metered parking on the street but there is a limit of one hour.  For any tour, please come to main lobby of Harper-Hutzel and let them know that you are there for a tour.  Plan to arrive a few minutes early and expect the tour to last around an hour or a little longer depending on the size of the group.

To register and check available space:

Call the DMC Referral Service for Harper-Hutzel Hospitals at 1-888-DMC-2500.  Class sizes are limited.  There is also an enrollment minimum for each class.  Classes not meeting the minimum enrollment are subject to cancellation.  You must pay for all classes at the Harper Cashier on the 1st floor of Harper Hospital. 

"Payment for all classes must be completed at least 24 hours prior to class to assure your place in the class."
Payment may be made at the Harper cashier by cash, check or credit card in person. 

You may pay by Credit Card over the phone by calling 313-745-7701 and please leave a message.  We will call you back and take the information to process your payment.

You may pay in person or mail a check payable to Hutzel Hospital-Childbirth Education to Harper/Hutzel Cashier's Office, 3990 John R, Detroit, MI 48201. 

Include your name, address and a telephone number you can be reached at and a receipt will be mailed to you.  Please also include the class and date of class that you are registering for.  You may bring one support person with you to the classes. 


All classes are held at Hutzel Women’s Hospital, 3980 John R, 2nd Floor, Webber North, Conference Room 2249.

Have a question about the Classes?

For questions about content of classes please contact Delicia Shimkoski, RN, BSN, IBCLC, at 313-745-7701

However, you must call the DMC Referral Service at 1-888-DMC-2500 to actually register for classes.