Prenatal education - childbirth classes
Preparing for childbirth
This third trimester, three-part class explores:
- Signs and stages of labor
- Hospital procedures
- Medical interventions
- Cesarean birth
- Partner's supportive role in labor
- Physical recovery
Practice comfort measures for labor and birth as well as breathing and relaxation techniques.
Take a peek at the reality of life with a newborn. Class is open to family members, including expectant grandparents.
- Learn about the joys and challenges of early parenting
- Review the basics of baby care including diapering, bathing, feeding options, swaddling, sleeping expectations and calming a fussy baby
This class gives you and your partner important information to get you off to a good start with breastfeeding. Topics include:
- Physiology of breastfeeding
- Tips for latching on and positioning
- Returning to work
- Avoiding possible nursing problems
Intensive childbirth education
If you have time constraints, this third-trimester class provides an abbreviated adventure into the miracle of labor and childbirth. The course covers parts one and two of the Preparing for childbirth class but does not include breathing, relaxation and comfort techniques.
Preparing for cesarean section
If you're anticipating a scheduled cesarean section, this class will cover expectations and necessary procedures before, during and after surgery.
Breathing and relaxation techniques for childbirth
You and your partner will learn and practice comfort, relaxation and breathing techniques, and massage and visualization skills.
This informative, hands-on class covers basic life support and foreign-body airway obstruction for infants. The class is taught by a certified CPR instructor as outlined by the American Heart Association, but does not include a course completion card.
New Moms Support Group (Infants 0 - 12 months)
New Moms Support Group (formerly Moms on the Move) is now meeting virtually, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, to provide social interaction, support and practical information for new moms. Join us online with your baby (0 - 12 months) and meet other new mothers as you learn from their experiences, share your adventures and gather information to assist you in parenting your child. Registration is required to receive a link to the virtual session.
Pregnancy and postpartum depression support group
If you're pregnant or have given birth recently and are experiencing depression or anxiety, you're not alone. Symptoms can appear any time during pregnancy and during the first year after childbirth. This free group is facilitated by licensed psychologist Abby Garcia, PhD.