Maternity


To sign up for any of the classes below, please leave a message at (805) 349-BABY (2229). We will return your call to complete registration. 


We to offer a number of Childbirth and Parenting Classes to help women and their partners to know what to expect at delivery and to prepare to care for their newborn child. We encourage you to participate in the classes that meet your needs as you prepare to welcome your newborn.

Important Notes
  • All classes are being offered via Zoom. You will receive a link via email 3-5 days before the class. At class time, simply click the link to join your class.
  • Please register each person who will participate in the class you are signing up for.
  • Class material will be mailed to participants before the class.

Childbirth Preparation

This four week series of classes provides the expectant mother and her coach with the knowledge and support necessary for a prepared and positive birth experience. Ideal for first time parents. 

The classes include information on the third trimester of pregnancy, natural comfort methods, potential medical procedures during labor, medical pain management options, information on cesarean section, a comprehensive virtual Birthing Center tour, and what to expect during childbirth recovery.

After choosing the day and month, you will attend class for four consecutive weeks.

Breastfeeding and Infant Care information will be offered in separate classes. Please register for these classes separately. 

Please schedule classes to begin in your 30th to 32nd week of pregnancy.

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

TUESDAYS
Tuesday 1/12/2021
Tuesday 1/19/2021
Tuesday 1/26/2021

Tuesday 3/2/2021
Tuesday 3/9/2021
Tuesday 3/16/2021
Tuesday 3/23/2021

THURSDAYS
Thursday 1/7/2021
Thursday 1/14/2021
Thursday 1/21/2021
Thursday 1/28/2021

Thursday 2/4/2021
Thursday 2/11/2021
Thursday 2/18/2021
Thursday 2/25/2021

Thursday 3/4/2021
Thursday 3/11/2021
Thursday 3/18/2021
Thursday 3/25/2021

FRIDAYS
Friday  2/5/2021
Friday  2/12/2021
Friday 2/19/2021
Friday  2/26/2021


Big Brother/Sister Sibling Class

During this fun and informative class for children age five to ten, big brothers and sisters learn about life at home with a new baby.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 

Wednesday 2/10/2021
 

Baby Safe Infant CPR

An essential course for parents, Baby Safe covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid for choking, and child safety for newborns to infants twelve months of age.  

5:30 PM -8:00 PM

Monday 2/8/2021 
Monday 3/8/2021


Great Start Breastfeeding Basics

This one time class is ideal for first time parents or as a refresher for parents expecting again. Topics include: the benefits of breastfeeding, infant hunger cues, breastfeeding positions, attaining an effective latch, working while breastfeeding and much more! Partners are encouraged to attend.

5:30 PM -7:30 PM

Monday 1/25/2021
Monday 2/22/2021
Monday 3/22/2021


Infant Care Basics

This one time class provides information and tips on caring for your newborn. Topics include: routine hospital procedures after birth, safe sleep, bathing, feeding, diapering, swaddling, and calming a fussy baby and more in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. This class includes a demonstration with a life-sized doll.

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Monday 1/11/2021
Monday 2/15/2021
Monday 3/15/2021


Mommy Meet Up Support Group

Join other new mothers, a lactation consultant and/or a Mother/Baby Care RN to ask questions and share information during this free support group. We discuss various topics related to breastfeeding, parenthood and adjusting to life with a new baby. Mothers, babies, and partners are welcome.

There is Spanish translation available. 

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thursday 1/14/2021
Thursday 1/21/2021
Thursday 2/11/2021
Thursday 2/18/2021
Thursday 3/11/2021
Thursday 3/18/2021


Moms FIRST! Perinatal Mood Support Group

Are you looking for a supportive group to understand the emotional highs and lows of motherhood? Moms FIRST! is a biweekly group designed for pregnant and postpartum women who probably have the same struggles and questions as you do. This casual, welcoming group is here for you whether you are looking for resources, seeking emotional support, struggling with anxiety and/or depression, or simply needing encouragement. 

Research shows mental health issues are the most common complication of pregnancy, so know that you are not alone. Group facilitators include licensed mental health professionals, postpartum and lactation nurses, and childbirth educators.

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Tuesday 1/12/2021
Tuesday 1/26/2021
Tuesday 2/9/2021
Tuesday 2/23/2021
Tuesday 3/9/2021
Tuesday 3/23/2021 


Birthing Center Tour 

A free virtual tour of our beautiful Birthing Center is offered on the third Thursday of the month for expectant parents not taking the Childbirth Preparation Class. There will be a Q&A session after the virtual tour.

The tour is included in our Childbirth Preparation class. If you are taking Childbirth Preparation, you do not need to register for the tour separately. 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday 1/21/2021
Thursday 2/18/2021
Thursday 3/18/2021