Prenatal education - childbirth classes

To help you learn as much as possible about your pregnancy and life with your baby, HonorHealth provides several maternity and childbirth classes.


Understanding childbirth

Our Understanding Childbirth class is a series of 2.5-hour classes that meet once a week for three consecutive weeks. These in-person classes will help you and your partner prepare for the physical and emotional experiences that may come with your labor, delivery, and postpartum periods. Classes are taught by an HonorHealth Labor & Delivery RN. While this class may be taken any time during pregnancy, it is suggested to take this series near the beginning of the 3rd trimester.

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Understanding breastfeeding

Understanding Breastfeeding is a 2.5-hour class that provides comprehensive information you can trust about breastfeeding. Taught by an HonorHealth RN, IBCLC certified Lactation Consultant, this in-person class will provide you with the information and tools you need to start your breastfeeding journey. Partners are encouraged to attend.

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Preparing for childbirth

This third trimester class explores:

  • Signs and stages of labor
  • Hospital procedures
  • Medical interventions
  • Cesarean birth
  • Partner's supportive role in labor
  • Physical recovery
  • Self-care

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Understanding your newborn

Understanding your newborn e-learning class is a unique online learning experience that provides comprehensive information you can trust as you prepare to become a new parent. Topics Include:

  • Newborn traits
  • Newborn behaviors
  • Crying and comforting
  • Feeding
  • Diapering
  • Bathing, nail care and dressing
  • Newborn health
  • Newborn safety

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Understanding breastfeeding e-learning class

This class is a go at your own pace, online learning experience that provides comprehensive information you can trust about breastfeeding. In this online class, you will learn all about breastfeeding through instructive video clips, animations, and interactive games.

Topics include:

  • How breastfeeding works
  • How to breastfeed
  • When to feed your baby
  • Getting enough milk
  • Breast care
  • Breastfeeding lifestyle

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Breathing and relaxation techniques for childbirth

You and your partner will learn and practice comfort, relaxation and breathing techniques, and massage and visualization skills.

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Infant CPR

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.

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Pregnancy and postpartum depression and anxiety 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.

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Understanding birth e-learning class

Understanding Birth e-learning class is a unique online learning experience that provides comprehensive information you can trust as you prepare for your upcoming birth.

Topics include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Labor
  • Birth Stories
  • Comfort Techniques
  • Medical Procedures
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Newborns
  • Postpartum

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Newborn care

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

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