Classes and Events

Childbirth and newborn education

First-time parent? Looking for a refresher before your baby arrives? You can find the right class for you – whether it's online learning, childbirth education, sibling class or meeting with a birth planner.


YoMingo eClass

Goshen Hospital offers childbirth education anytime, anywhere and on any device. YoMingo eClass is an online education tool designed to give expecting parents convenient, evidence-based information on pregnancy and child development. Access the YoMingo app on your smartphone or tablet, or create an account on your computer.

YoMingo features:

  • Evidence-based education on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and newborn care
  • Information specific to your arrival and stay at Goshen Hospital
  • Community health resources
  • Information on childbirth classes and Tiny Details Birth Planner
  • Pregnancy milestones
  • Kick counter
  • Contraction timer
  • Feeding log
  • Personal journal

To create an account, please click here.

  • You will be asked to answer a few questions, then click “Submit”.
  • You will receive an email invitation from “MyYoMingo” with a link, your user name and a temporary password. You will be required to create a new password upon your first login.
  • After logging in for the first time, you can access YoMingo on any device with an internet connection. You can also download the free “MyYoMingo” app from your Apple or Android app store.
  • YoMingo is available in multiple languages. 

YoMingo eClass content is FREE. If you do not have access to the internet or would prefer a comprehensive guide to be sent to your home, please call (574) 364-2582. For questions or concerns, please contact the Childbirth Education Coordinator at (574) 364-2582 or email jvanflee@goshenhealth.com.

Already registered? Click here to log in to Goshen Hospital’s YoMingo eClass.

It is recommended that you register for YoMingo prior to attending Childbirth Series or Childbirth Express.


Childbirth Series

This series covers hands-on learning to help you to prepare for the birth of your baby. The series runs for two evening classes.

Topics include: breathing techniques and comfort measures, labor and pushing positions, labor rehearsal, pain management options, tour of the Circle of Caring Birthplace, creating a birth plan, breastfeeding, newborn care, car seat safety, and infant CPR and choking rescue*.

Please bring a pillow to class and wear comfortable clothing. One or two support persons may accompany the expectant mother at no extra cost.

Space is limited to 12 expectant couples. Cost is $50 and registration is required. To register, click here or call (877) 566-4660.

For more information, or if the class creates a financial hardship for you, please call (574) 364-2582.


Childbirth Express

This one-day hands on learning class will help you to prepare for the birth of your baby. 

Topics include: breathing techniques and comfort measures, labor and pushing positions, labor rehearsal, pain management options, tour of the Circle of Caring Birthplace, creating a birth plan, breastfeeding, newborn care, car seat safety, and infant CPR and choking rescue*.

Please bring a pillow to class and wear comfortable clothing. One or two support persons may accompany the expectant mother at no extra cost.

Space is limited to 12 expectant couples. Cost is $50 and registration is required. To register, click here or call (877) 566-4660.

For more information, or if the class creates a financial hardship for you, please call (574) 364-2582.


Sibling Class

This one-hour class is geared to children aged 2 to 10. It’s an interactive presentation on what to expect with a new sibling at home. Children are encouraged to bring a small doll or stuffed animal to class to use to practice diapering and holding a newborn. A short tour of the obstetrics unit and a snack are also included.

The class is $20 per family and registration is required. To register, click here or call (877) 566-4660.

For more information, or if the class creates a financial hardship for you, please call (574) 364-2582.


Tiny Details Birth Planning Service

Experienced parent looking for a refresher on what to expect when you come to Goshen Hospital?

This free, personalized appointment allows you to meet privately with an experienced OB nurse. Your birth planner will provide you with the latest information on services, products and support available to help ensure a healthy birth and baby. 

To schedule your free birth planner appointment, please call (574) 364-BABY.

 

*This class is offered using the guidelines of the American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR course for infants. This is a non-certified course.