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Childbirth Classes

Norton Women’s Care provides flexible class schedules to help expectant parents and family members prepare for all aspects of childbirth. Most childbirth classes are free. Now is also the time to schedule new parent classes to learn about caring for your baby.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Virtual Tours

At this time, in-person NICU tours are available only to those who have an appointment scheduled with an OB/GYN or a neonatologist. Please call to set up a NICU tour around your appointment.

  • NICU tour at Norton Children’s Hospital: Call (502) 629-5835 to register.
  • NICU tour at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital: Call (502) 559-3933 to register.

Please view the virtual tour video of the Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital NICU. This is also a useful example of what to expect in the Norton Children’s Hospital NICU.

What to Expect from Norton Women’s Care

More mothers in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose to deliver their babies at Norton Hospital or Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital than with any other hospital system in the area.

We deliver more than 8,000 babies a year. We’re close to you with more than 90 providers at more than 25 locations around Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Choosing Norton Women’s Care gives you many options for how delivery day could go — all with the confidence of knowing that our obstetrics and pediatric specialists are there to help. With Norton Women’s Care you’ll find:

  • The birth experience you want. You can choose natural childbirth, a midwife, labor tub, nitrous oxide and other birthing options. We’ll recommend a C-section (cesarean section) or induced labor only if it’s medically necessary.
  • Preparation. Our specialists offer the support you need, including free Lamaze and other childbirth classesnew parent classesbreastfeeding supportchild safety classes and more.
  • Confidence and quality in care. Norton Women’s Care has been recognized as High Performing — the highest rating available — for maternity care with fewer complications and C-sections, plus breastfeeding support and other benefits.
  • The highest level (Level IV) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Louisville and Southern Indiana at Norton Children’s Hospital, and a sophisticated Level III NICU at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
  • Around-the-clock OB/GYN care at Norton Hospital and Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital emergency departments.
  • Board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists who can help guide you through a high-risk pregnancy, from preexisting diabetes to a fetal echocardiogram to diagnose a congenital heart defect before a baby is born.
  • Convenient access to your medical record. Communicate with your health care provider, get lab results, renew prescriptions and more through your free MyNortonChart account.
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Childbirth and New Parent Classes

Flexible class schedules to help new parents and family members prepare for all aspects of childbirth and caring for your new baby. Most classes are free. Register online or call:

(502) 629-1234, option 4.

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