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This course will assist you in learning to care for your newborn. Topics covered include: bathing, diapering, feeding, and
comforting your baby. Also discussed are infant sleep patterns and car seat safety.
Due to COVID – 19 pandemic this class is currently being offered virtually, with your education booklet provided via mail; $10 per couple.
Please call 661.663.6067 to register.
This virtual course covers breastfeeding minutes after delivery and beyond. You will learn about this valuable nutrition for
your baby and the role it plays in developing your baby’s immune system and how milk is made. The course also covers
correct positioning and latch, how to avoid common problems, and how to be successful with your breastfeeding experience.
This course is offered virtually with a corresponding book mailed to your home for independent learning.
Due to COVID – 19 pandemic currently being offered virtually, with education booklet provided via mail; $10 per couple. Please call 661.663.6067 to register.
This virtual course will walk you through the basics of what to expect during labor, birth, and the postpartum period. An additional video taught by a Registered Nurse, is provided in place of an in-person class to educate families regarding their upcoming hospital stay and help explain what to expect.
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. Attending a tour of our birth center will help you become familiar with the unit and have an opportunity to ask questions about the birthing process. We suggest registering for a tour early in pregnancy to allow time to learn about our hospital and attend other prenatal courses offered.
***Due to COVID – 19 pandemic TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. Please call 661.663.6067 for most up-to-date information***
Here is a virtual tour to view the Family Birth Center:
Mercy Southwest Hospital’s Family Lactation Connection is a team of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) who are available on scheduled days to provide free outpatient assistance to patients who have delivered at our Family Birth Center. Our goal is to support, troubleshoot, and encourage families at any stage of their breastfeeding journey.
Due to COVID -19 pandemic we are offering a private patient-centered consultation by APPOINTMENT ONLY following current CDC guidelines.
Appointments can be scheduled on:
Sunday’s between 1:30pm and 5:30pm
Wednesdays between 3:30pm – 7:30pm
Please call 661.663.6067 to schedule and/or any questions