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Birth and Parenting Classes

 

Having a baby is a special time and Mercy Hospitals can help you get ready for the birth, whether it’s your first or your fifth.

 

Please call 661.663.6067 for upcoming dates and to register.

 

Baby Basics

This class will assist you in caring for your newborn, including bathing, diapering, feeding,  and other newborn tasks. Also covers SIDS and car seats.

There is a $25 fee.

Preparing to Breastfeed

This one day course covers breastfeeding minutes after delivery. You will learn about the valuable nutrition for your baby and its properties, correct positioning and latch, how to avoid common problems and how to be successful with your breastfeeding experience.    

This class is strongly recommended and both partners are encouraged to attend.

There is a $30 fee per couple.

Childbirth Preparation: Saturday mornings

This one day class reviews stages of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, pain relief options, and the Golden Hour.

  • Bring light lunch
  • Comfortable clothes recommended
  • Couples encouraged

There is a $65 fee for mom and partner.

Childbirth Preparation: Wednesday nights

This 2 part class reviews stages of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, pain relief options, and the Golden Hour.

  • Comfortable clothes recommended
  • Couples encouraged

There is a $65 fee for mom and partner.

Mom-to-Mom New Mothers’ Group

Meet other moms and babies up to 18 months old. This is the time to share your joys and frustrations of being a new mother. Share knowledge and ask questions about your baby's development. Breastfeeding assistance available.

There is no fee and preregistration is not required.

Group meets Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

Learn More About Birth And Parenting Classes

Please call 661.663.6067 for upcoming dates and to register.

 

  
   
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