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Expectant Parent Classes


Our Family Birth Center delivers joyful and cherished memories! Having a baby is one of the most important and exciting experiences. Our team makes your special event as comfortable and stress free as possible. All 2017 classes now offered FREE OF CHARGE and in English and Spanish!

Expectant Parent class registration is required. Call 866.792.BABY (2229).


Maternity Orientation and Tour

Expectant Parents will tour our state-of-the-art Family Birth Center and learn why Northridge Hospital is the best place to have your baby. 

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each Month, 6 - 8p.m. 

(Select One Date) 

  • Jan. 11, 25
  • Feb. 8, 22
  • March 8, 22
  • April 12, 26

More 2017 dates to be added soon!


Childbirth Education Series

Prepare for your child’s birth. Class topics include physical and emotional changes, what to expect during pregnancy and birth, techniques for relaxation and breathing, cesarean birth, pain relief options and a maternity tour during the last class. This is a four-class series that includes the Breastfeeding Workshop and Pain Management for Labor/Cesarean Birth. Registration is recommended by the sixth month of pregnancy. 

Thursdays, 6 – 9 p.m. 

(Select one Series) 

  • Series 1: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Series 2: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Series 3: March 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Series 4: April 6, 13, 20, 27

More 2017 dates to be added soon!


Childbirth Education Weekend Express Classes

Pressed for time or looking for a refresher? Join us on two consecutive Saturdays in a row for a condensed version of the material offered in the Childbirth Education Series. 

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

(Select one Series) 

  • Series 1: Jan. 21, 28
  • Series 2: March 18, 25

More 2017 dates to be added soon!


Breastfeeding Class

Taught by a Certified Lactation Educator, this class provides pregnant women and new mothers with information to encourage a successful breastfeeding experience. It is recommended to take this class prior to having your baby. This class is already included in the Childbirth Education Series and the Weekend Express.

Thursdays, 6 – 9 p.m.

(Select one date)

  • Jan. 19
  • Feb. 16
  • March 16
  • April 20

More 2017 dates to be added soon!


Breastfeeding Support Group

Breastfeeding is one of the best things that only you can do for your baby, but this can sometimes be challenging. Join us to exchange information and experiences from other moms. Led by a Lactation Educator. For more information, call 818.885.8500, ext. 2289

Thursdays 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Pain Management During Labor/Cesarean Childbirth

Today’s expectant parents may need to be prepared for a surgical birth. This class reviews surgical procedures, techniques for decreasing pain, recovery strategies and medication options. This class is already included in the Childbirth Education Series and the Weekend Express. 

Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.

(Select one date)

  • Jan. 12
  • Feb. 9
  • March 9
  • April 13

More 2017 dates to be added soon!


Child Safety 101

Parenthood has its challenges and sometimes we all need a little advice from the professionals. Our Child Safety Class offers tips for coping as new parents, baby safety, car seat safety, reducing hazards and Infant CPR (non-certified CPR).

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

(Select one date) 

  • March 4
  • April 29

More 2017 dates to be added soon!


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