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Prenatal & Parenting

Coronavirus Update: Our maternity support groups are now being held online during their regularly scheduled times and days. Some OB classes are now available online. For class availability and registration, please check our online registration. Tours remain cancelled until further notice but you're encouraged to take a virtual tour.

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Online Breastfeeding Support Group

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 Details: Breastfeeding Support groups meets online weekly on Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m

To participate, contact Gia Snooks by email at [email protected].


Online Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group

For pregnant and new mothers who are experiencing depression and adjustment challenges, the number one complication of childbirth. Learn coping mechanisms and how to ask for help in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. Support group does not meet the week of July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. 

Meeting Details: All sessions are currently held online, Tuesdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m, and Wednesdays, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

To participate, contact Gia Snooks by email at [email protected].


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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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Birthing Facility Tours  
We invite you to tour our birthing facilities during the last trimester of your pregnancy, no registration necessary. Our maternity tours are held on the first and third Sunday of every month in the Mercy Conference Room, unless that Sunday takes place on a holiday weekend - then the class is cancelled. The Mercy Conference Room is located through the main hospital admitting doors, just beyond Starbucks on the left. Tours begin at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

For more information, please call (602) 406-3521. Cost: Free

Birthing & Baby Care Classes

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

A three-week series that meets once per week.

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Prenatal Seminar

A series that meets over two consecutive Saturday mornings or weekday evenings.


Express Child Birth Preparation

Meets on a Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Comfort Measures for Labor and Birth

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

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.

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Pumping Basics

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. 


Baby Your Baby

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.

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Boot Camp for New Dads

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.


Children are Priceless Passengers
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.

 


Infant CPR
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.

Prenatal Exercise and Activity Education Class - All About Mama

This monthly class is all about mama! We talk a lot about your baby while you are pregnant, so now it’s time to talk about YOU! This class will provide a chance for moms to learn about and participate in movements that will help them throughout their continued pregnancy, labor, and into the postpartum period. Cost: Free. Classes take place the first Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. and are being hold online via Zoom.

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Yoga of the Heart

Brought to you by the Women’s Heart Health Program of Dignity Health

Meeting Details: Every Tuesday, 12:00 -12:45 p.m.

Complimentary Zoom class with Lindsey Robertson, CCCE, CPFE

Learning stress management and body awareness is beneficial. If you are a woman with or at risk for heart disease, join us. In this course, you will participate in 45-minute sessions weekly, exploring the practices of chair yoga, yoga nidra, meditation and pranayama.

Learn about the scientific benefits of yoga: 

  • For the mind
  • For the body
  • For the heart
For more information and to RSVP, please contact [email protected].

 


For additional information, please call (866) 572-9345.