UCSF Great Expectations Pregnancy Program
Our Great Expectations Pregnancy classes (currently offered only via Zoom) are small-group classes led by a health educator and go in-depth to cover a variety of subjects. Classes tend to fill up. We recommend registering for classes in the 2nd trimester (20-24 weeks) for early to mid 3rd trimester (30 weeks onward). If you have difficulty registering for a class, please email us at [email protected] or call 514.514.2670. Classes are updated on a quarterly basis.
- UCSF Great Expectations Pregnancy Program (class descriptions, fees, and packages)
- Class Brochure (July-December 2023) pdf
- Scholarship information: We believe everyone should have access to information. If you are unable to attend fee-based classes for financial reasons, please let us know and we will work to facilitate your participation. Call the Women’s Health Resource Center and ask about financial support at, (415) 514-2670.
We currently host a number of webinar series to address various topics. Webinars are one-hour each and registration is free. Webinars are usually live and recordings are posted within a week. See below for our various webinar offerings.
Third Trimester Patients: Live webinar with Q&A
Join us the third Friday of every other month for an engaging presentation from the UCSF Outpatient Obstetrics Department and Inpatient Birth Center
View 3rd webinar recordings
Topics will include: What to expect when going to the Birth Center, how to be prepared for birth, what to expect immediately after delivery, what to expect Postpartum: Common discomforts post baby (and treatments), baby blues and PPD, breastfeeding, and what to expect at your postpartum visit
Women’s* Health Webinar Series: In our “Women’s Health” webinar series, we focus on COVID-19 and its impact on how we deliver care across our specialties. The series has addressed updates to our inpatient and outpatient prenatal care, gynecologic and fertility care along with latest updates on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Zooming through Pregnancy to Parenthood: Our “Zooming through Pregnancy to Parenthood” webinar series highlights our Certified Nurse Midwives. They, along with specialists they interview, will take you through a host of prenatal and postpartum educational topics. The page is organized by trimester with suggestions for when webinars should be watched. We encourage you to bookmark this page as we hope to update on topics over time. This series is not meant to replace comprehensive content covered in the Great Expectations Pregnancy Classes:
Black Women’s Health and Livelihood Initiative: The Black Women’s Health and Livelihood Initiative webinar series aims to address topics relevant to Black Women by Black Women.
Women’s Health Matters: Our “Women’s Health Matters” series addresses common questions and concerns specifically related to women’s health.
*When we use the term women, we are addressing cis-women and also trans individuals, nonbinary individuals and/or anyone who expresses their gender in a feminine way.
Videos through MyChart
Once you register for prenatal care at UCSF, you will automatically receive a series of videos through MyChart. The program is free, interactive, generalized and provides a very basic level of prenatal education.
Video programs consist of a variety of short videos that take one to three minutes to view, depending on the topic and internet connection. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience. We encourage you to watch these videos as a basic primer and use our other resources on this website to get a more in-depth understanding of how we provide care at UCSF.
Mychart Breastfeeding Videos
Trimester Based Breastfeeding
Information has been tailored to your needs based on which trimester you're in.
The educational videos are also available to view here.