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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:

 

2021 - New User      2021 - Returning User

 

2022 - New User      2022 - 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 and Thursdays. After choosing the day and month, you will attend four consecutive weeks on the day selected.

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

January
Tuesdays: 4, 11, 18, 25
 
February
Thursdays: 3, 10, 17, 24
 
March
Tuesdays: 1, 8, 15, 22
 
April
Thursdays: 7, 14, 21, 28
 
May
Tuesdays: 3, 10, 17, 24
 
June
Thursdays: 9, 16, 23, 30
 
July
Tuesdays: 5, 12, 19, 26
 
August
Thursdays: 4, 11, 18, 25
 
September
Tuesdays: 6, 13, 20, 27
 
October
Tuesdays: 4, 11, 18, 25
 
November
Tuesdays: 1, 8, 15, 29
 
December
Thursdays: 1, 8, 15, 22

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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.

Class is offered on selected Wednesdays, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM:

January 19
April 20
October 12
 
And on selected Saturdays, 11:00AM to12:30PM:
 
March 19    
July 23
September 24

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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. Class is offered on select Mondays, 5:30 - 8:00 PM.

January 10
February 14
March 7
April 11
May 9
June 13
July 11
August 8
September 12
October 10
November 7
December 5

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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. Class is available on select Mondays from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 

January 24
February 28
March 21
April 25
May 23
June 27
July 25
August 22
September 26
October 24
November 28
December 19


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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. Classes are offered on selected Mondays, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.


January 17
February 21
March 14
April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18
August 15
September 19
October 17
November 14
December 12

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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.

This group meets selected Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Thursdays

January 13
February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
July 14
August 11
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8
   

Saturdays

January 29
February 26
March 26     
April 30
June 25
July 30
August 27
September 24
October 29
   


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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 weekly 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.

Wednesdays, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

January 12 , 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14, 21, 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

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


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Natural Childbirth - NEW!

This one time class is designed as an additional session of Childbirth Preparation and will focus on personal determination, coping strategies and comfort techniques for women and families interested in an unmedicated birth. Please have a pillow and a blanket/yoga mat.

Classes are offered on selected Thursdays, from 6:00 to 8:30PM:

January 13
July 14
October 13
 
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