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Child Safety and Motherhood Classes


CHILD SAFETY CLASSES

We offer a variety of safety classes for parents and caregivers. For class dates, times, fees and registration, please call 480.728.5414, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or use our online registration page.


Keeping Kids Safe
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
Participants will learn infant, child and adult CPR and choking protocols from a qualified American Heart Association instructor. This four-hour course will also cover home safety and information on child-proofing your home.

Participants do not receive a CPR certification


Safe Sitter

(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there is severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice CPR or choking rescue!


Free Car Seat Clinic

(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
Gilbert residents may call Gilbert Fire & Rescue at 480.503.6300 for additional information.


Children are Priceless Passengers
(Facility Sponsors: St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center)
In this two hour class, parents will learn about proper car seat use, installation, crash dynamics, seat belt systems, and the four steps to protect your child in the vehicle. (Class is offered monthly.) The fee for the class is $35. Advance registration is required.
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MOTHERHOOD CLASSES

For class availability, registration or additional information, please call 480.728.5414, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or use our online registration page.


Birthing & Baby Care Classes
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
Our childbirth classes are for expectant mothers and their coaches. Class topics include the late stages of pregnancy, when to go to the hospital, stages of labor, birth and what to expect the first few days after birth. Pain management options, breathing and relaxation techniques will also be covered. Birthing classes and designed to fit your needs, whether this is your first or third pregnancy.


Childbirth Preparation
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center)
A three-week series that meets once per week. This class is for expectant mothers who are in their third trimester and their coaches. It discusses the late stages of pregnancy, labor, birth, and what to expect during the first few days after birth. Pain management options, breathing and relaxation techniques are also covered.


Prenatal Seminar
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
A series that meets over two consecutive Saturday mornings or weekday evenings.


Express Child Birth Preparation
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
Meets on a Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Comfort Measures for Labor and Birth
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
This interactive three-hour class is designed to assist moms and partners in achieving their goal for labor and birth, whether un-medicated or not, through a wide variety of comfort techniques. Class focuses on topics, such as, breathing, relaxation, and positioning to manage the challenges of labor. Completion of a birthing class, or a previous personal labor and/or birth, is a prerequisite for this class.


The Art of Breastfeeding
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center)
Expectant mothers and their coaches will learn about the advantages of breastfeeding in this three-hour course. Topics include how breastfeeding works, baby’s feeding cues, initiating breastfeeding, milk production and some common breastfeeding challenges.


Pumping Basics
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
This interactive two-hour class is designed to guide mom and her partner in the use of their breast pump, how and when to pump, returning to work, and the logistics surrounding that process. Completion of a Breastfeeding class or a previous personal breastfeeding experience, is a prerequisite. This class may be taken before or after the birth of your baby.   Moms may bring their infant and a support person. 


Breastfeeding Support Group
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
Registration is not required for support groups. You are welcome to attend our open forums any time. 

Meetings are facilitated by board certified lactation consultants who provide support to breastfeeding moms during their baby’s first year of life. Moms have the opportunity to meet other breastfeeding moms and share feeding challenges. Support group does not meet the week of July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. 

Meeting Location: The hospital’s Breastfeeding Support groups meets at the location below.
  • Rome Towers: 1760 E Pecos Rd., Ste. 235, Gilbert, AZ 85295 
  • Weekly at Rome Towers on Thursdays, 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Weekly at Rome Towers on Fridays, 11:30 am – 1 pm.

Baby Your Baby
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
In this interactive newborn care class, parents will learn tips and techniques for feeding, burping, bathing, swaddling and caring for their newborn. Important topics such as baby care basics, SIDS, and when to call the pediatrician are also covered in this three-hour course.


Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
Registration is not required for support groups. You are welcome to attend our open forums any time. 

For pregnant and new mothers who are experiencing depression and adjustment challenges, the number one complication of childbirth. Come learn coping mechanisms and how to ask for help in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. You are welcome to bring your baby (non-mobile infants only, please), significant other or support person. Support group does not meet the week of July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. 

Meeting Location: 
  • Rome Towers: 1760 E Pecos Rd., Ste. 235, Gilbert, AZ 85295 - Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Let's Talk
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
Therapeutic Program for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

While pregnant we are often taught to think of and care for the expecting baby, but too often we forget to care for ourselves. Join our therapy group designed to assist mothers and mothers-to-be needing mental and emotional support during pregnancy and postpartum.

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Boot Camp for New Dads
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center)
This 3 hour course gives expectant fathers the opportunity to learn the ropes of fatherhood from veteran dads. The class covers caring for the baby, helping mom and dealing with the emotions, fears, and challenges of becoming a new dad. Boot Camp for New Dads® (aka Daddy Boot Camp®) is a unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads.

Location and time varies. To register or for more information call: 480.728.5414.


Mommy Fit Camps - Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
Join other moms for our fun, prenatal or postpartum exercise classes taught by a nationally certified*, Pregnancy Fitness Educator. 

Classes are designed to: 

  • Burn fat and boost your metabolism with short 30-minute workouts
  • Adapt to your individual fitness level and stage of pregnancy
  • Help you decrease discomfort, build strength, tone and sculpt
  • Speed up your recovery after childbirth Empower you to be fit and live well
Location and time varies. To register or for more information call: 480.728.5414.

Heaven’s Hummingbirds
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)

"Their song will be sung, but we must do the singing"


Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers invite you to be part of a perinatal bereavement support group.

Meetings are held the third Monday of each month for any individual/couples who are in need of support following the loss of a baby of any gestational age.

Please Join Us!

Medical Office Building on the campus of Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

3420 South Mercy Road, Gilbert 
3rd floor, McAuley Room A and B

6:00-7:30pm

Please refer any questions or RSVP to [email protected].


Family Birth Center Tours
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center)
In our guided Family Birth Center Tour, you will have an opportunity to view the Maternity unit prior to the birth of your child. As part of the tour you will see a Labor and Delivery room, a Postpartum room, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and what doors to use when you come in for the "big day".

To schedule a tour of our Family Birth Center, please call 480.728.5414.


Gestational Diabetes Class
(Facility Sponsors: Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center)
During pregnancy -- usually at around 28 weeks or later many women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes. A diagnosis of gestational diabetes does not mean that you had diabetes before you conceived, or that you will have diabetes after giving birth. But it’s important to follow your doctor’s advice regarding blood glucose (blood sugar) levels while you’re pregnant, so you and your baby both remain healthy. 

Weekly classes are open to pregnant patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and are covered by most insurance plans. For class availability or additional information, please call the Center for Diabetes Management at 480.728.3535.


Infant CPR
(Facility Sponsors: St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center)
This informative class outlines CPR and the treatment of foreign body airway obstruction of the infant. The course is facilitated by the United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association using American Heart Association curriculum. Upon successful completion of the class each participant will receive a course completion card. The level of participation can affect the length of the class. The class fee is $20.00 a person, and pre-registration is required.
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For additional information to register by phone, or to change or cancel a class please call 866.572.9345 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.