Expert advice, from pregnancy through newborn essentials

Our free virtual series covers all aspects of your pregnancy

Pregnancy is a journey, and this virtual series is designed to help guide parents-to-be from early pregnancy through a healthy birth and beyond.

Led by Melissa Dinunno, CNM, this free series of classes is held via Zoom and is open to all expecting parents.

This series begins on Monday, September 12 at 6 PM. Sessions are held weekly, with the exception of October 10.

Each session usually runs until 7:15 PM.

While we encourage expecting parents to attend each session, you can drop in as your schedule allows.

Please note: by registering, you are signing up for the entire series. You do not need to register for each session individually.

Don't worry if you already miss a session or two — there's plenty of great information available in subsequent sessions!

You can find the full schedule and the topic for each session below. 

  • September 12 - Easing Your Pregnancy & Birth

  • September 19 - Comfort Measures for Childbirth

  • September 26 - Unique Preparation for Your Labor & Birth

  • October 3 - Preparing for the Unexpected in Labor

  • October 17 - Your Care in the 4th Trimester

  • October 24- Breastfeeding & Newborn Essentials


Each week, we'll send you a reminder email before each session. Simply click the "Join" button shortly before the session begins, and you're in!


Meet your instructor: Melissa Dinunno, CNM

Melissa will be your host and instructor for the “Preparing for Labor & Parenthood” Educational Series.

Prior to becoming a midwife, Melissa spent nearly 15 years working as a registered nurse on South Shore Health’s Birthing Unit and Mother Infant Unit.

In 2017, Melissa went back to school to realize her dream of becoming a certified nurse midwife.

After receiving her degree in 2019, Melissa started her new role as a certified nurse midwife at South Shore Hospital.

Melissa has two children of her own (one son and one daughter), each of whom was born at South Shore Hospital.


South Shore Health is committed to keeping your health information private, and we are legally required to respect your confidentiality. We are following strict protocols and taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety and privacy of virtual seminar participants. By filling out the registration form, you are giving your consent to participate in a Virtual Seminar where your name or other personal information could appear on the screen in view of others.