Prenatal Education Classes
To help you learn as much as possible about your pregnancy and life with your baby, HonorHealth offers more than a dozen different maternity classes. To register, please call 480-882-4636 or visit our Calendar of Events by searching by program topic, Prenatal Education.
Growing Your Baby (2.5 hours)
Embark on your pregnancy journey in this second-trimester class for expectant moms in their 12th to 24th week of pregnancy. Learn how pregnancy affects your body as your baby continues to develop, and understand warning signs of pre-term labor.
Information about nutrition and healthy life choices will help guide you and your partner through an enjoyable and safe pregnancy. See related events and classes.
Sneak Peek (3.5 hours)
This newborn care class will give expectant parents a peek at the reality of life with a newborn. Learn about the joys and challenges of early parenting and resources to help you cope. This class will teach you the basics of baby care including diapering, bathing and calming a fussy baby. Expectant grandparents may also enjoy this class. See related events and classes.
Birth Basics & Breathing (Three three-hour classes)
This three-part class helps expectant parents in the third trimester of pregnancy learn about the miracle of birth. Topics include signs and stages of labor, hospital procedures and medical interventions, cesarean birth, your partner's supportive role in labor, physical recovery and self-care. You'll learn about comfort techniques for labor and birth, and you'll practice breathing and relaxation techniques. See related events and classes.
Intensive Birth Basics (One day, two three-hour classes)
If you are expectant parents in the third trimester and have time constraints when it comes to taking a class, consider abbreviated adventure into the miracle of childbirth. Material covered includes many of the topics covered in Birth Basics but does not include breathing, relaxation and comfort techniques. If you're interested in these techniques, you're encouraged to enroll in our Intensive Breathing and Relaxation class. See related events and classes.
Intensive Breathing & Relaxation (2.5 hours)
Designed to complement the Intensive Birth Basics course, expectant women and their partners will learn and practice comfort, relaxation and breathing techniques. Time also will be spent discovering and developing massage and visualization skills to assist the mom-to-be in labor. See related events and classes.
Sibling Preparation (For ages 3 to 10, 1.5 hours)
This class is designed to help siblings prepare for the new baby and includes a workbook, films and discussions about the care and handling of an infant. A highlight of the class is dressing in hospital scrubs and seeing a real new baby (as long as sibling participants don't have any contagious conditions). See related events and classes.
Preparing for Cesarean Section (2.5 hours)
Designed for expectant parents anticipating a scheduled cesarean section, this class offers step-by-step information on the process of cesarean delivery. The class will include reasons for cesarean section and necessary procedures before, during and after surgery. See related events and classes.
Breastfeeding (3.5 hours)
Taught by a lactation educator, this class will give expectant mothers information to prepare for successful breastfeeding. Topics include the physiology of breastfeeding, positions, latching on, pumping, and returning to work. You'll also get tips to help avoid possible nursing problems and learn and practice positioning. Partners are encouraged to attend. See related events and classes.
Boot Camp for New Dads (Three hours)
Designed for expectant fathers, this class will help men explore their unique role as dads. Discussion includes the changing roles of fathers and mothers, conflicting emotions and how to support the new mom through pregnancy, labor, post-partum and breastfeeding. Learn about ways to promote bonding with your new baby. See related events and classes.
Infant CPR (Approximately two hours)
This class covers basic life support and foreign body airway obstruction in the infant. The teacher is a certified CPR instructor as outlined by the American Heart Association. See related events and classes.
Infant Massage Instruction (Two one-hour classes)
Taught by a licensed massage therapist, this class is for parents and babies 1 month to 1 year old. Parents will learn massage strokes that promote parasympathetic nervous system functioning and relieve gas and the colic symptoms. Massage can help the baby sleep better and deepens the bonding experience between parent and baby. See related events and classes.
Online Childbirth Education
The "Gift of Motherhood eLearning Childbirth Education Program" is an alternative if you're unable to attend a conventional prepared childbirth class due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts or time constraints. The program is an interactive, web-based program that includes animated illustrations, videos, voice-overs and games. The cost is $80. Please register here.