FeatureConnecting with Families through Virtual Perinatal Education during the COVID-19 PandemicPasadino, Francine MA, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNM, IBCLC, LCCE; DeMarco, Kathleen MSN, RN, NE-BC, CPHQ; Lampert, Elizabeth MSN ED, RN, CLC, LCCE Author Information Francine Pasadino is a Nurse Manager of Perinatal Support Services at the Center for Perinatal Education and Lactation, NYU Langone Hospitals, New York, NY. The author can be reached via email at [email protected]g Kathleen DeMarco is Senior Director of Nursing at NYU Langone Hospitals, New York, NY. Elizabeth Lampert is Nurse Coordinator for Parent Education and Community Outreach at the Center for Perinatal Education and Lactation, NYU Langone Hospitals, New York, NY. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: November/December 2020 - Volume 45 - Issue 6 - p 364-370 doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000665 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many changes in health care. The status quo has been upended. We have been challenged in many ways to maintain our ability to meet the needs of our clients while keeping them safe. The Center for Perinatal Education and Lactation at NYU Langone Hospitals, in one of the initial epicenters of the pandemic in New York City, had to abruptly transition the childbirth education program to a virtual format in March of 2020. The goal for this change was to continue to provide evidence-based support and guidance our to our expectant and new families through this crisis. This report focuses on the process and challenges of transitioning to and implementation of the virtual format in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. We discuss the rapidly evolving programmatic changes to our approach and reflect on the themes and changing landscape of our newly structured model. Questions and answers live discussion webinars “Ask the Educator” on various topics were a valuable tool in connecting with families and allaying anxiety and fear. Many changes to maternity care have been initiated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. New York City was one of the initial epicenters of the virus in the United States. In this article, nurses from a hospital system in New York City share their experiences in abruptly transitioning all of their perinatal education classes to a virtual format to meet the needs of their patients while keeping them safe. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.