Maternity Classes


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.

Please call 805-349-2229 with any questions.

Preregistration is required for all classes. Please register using one of the buttons below:

NEW USER      RETURNING USER


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.

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. 

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. Ideal for first time parents, this series of evening classes is offered monthly on selected Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. After choosing the day and month, you will attend four consecutive weeks on the day selected.

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

April

  • Thursdays: 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Fridays: 9, 16, 23, 30
May
  • Tuesdays: 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Thursdays: 6, 13, 20, 27
June
  • Thursdays: 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Fridays: 4, 11, 18, 25
July
  • Tuesdays: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Thursdays: 8, 15, 22, 29
August
  • Thursdays: 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Fridays: 6, 13, 20, 27
September
  • Tuesdays: 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Thursdays: 9, 16, 23, 30
October
  • Thursdays: 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Fridays: 8, 15, 22, 29
November
  • Tuesdays: 2, 9, 16
  • Thursdays: 4, 11, 18
December
  • Thursdays: 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Fridays: 9, 16, 23, 30

 

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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

  • April 14
  • June 16
  • August 18
  • October 20

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Baby Safe Infant CPR

An essential course for parents, Baby Safe covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid for choking, childproofing your home, and car seat safety for newborns and infants up to twelve months of age.

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

  • March 22
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 6

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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

  • March 15
  • April 26
  • May 24
  • June 28
  • July 26
  • August 23
  • September 27
  • October 25
  • November 29
  • December 29

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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

  • April 19
  • May 17
  • June 21
  • July 19
  • August 16
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 13

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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

Thursdays
  • March 11
  • April 8, 15
  • May 13, 20
  • June 10, 17
  • July 8, 15
  • August 12, 1
  • September 9, 16
  • October 14, 21
  • November 11, 18
  • December 9, 16
    Saturdays
  • March 27
  • April 24
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  • June 26
  • July 31
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 30
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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

  • March 23
  • April 13, 27
  • May 11, 25
  • June 8, 22
  • July 6, 27
  • August 10, 24
  • September 14, 28
  • October 12, 26
  • November 9, 23
  • December 14, 28

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Birthing Center Tour 

A virtual tour of the beautiful Birthing Center at Marian Regional Medical Center is offered that includes a live Q&A session with a childbirth educator.

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

  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16

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