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Childbirth and Expectant Parents Classes


We know you’re filled with anticipation, excitement, and questions about what to expect before, during, and after your baby is born. ALL classes, support groups, and tours are postponed until further notice.

Mommy Support Groups Now Available via Zoom

Baby Bistro Breastfeeding Support Group
Meet other breastfeeding moms and learn how to work through various infant feeding concerns, milestones, and topics that may come up after leaving the hospital.
   - Every Wednesday (except holidays) Noon to 1 p.m.

Mom to Mom Peer Support Group (for Pregnant & Postpartum Women)
This group is designed to give women a time to explore the complex emotions that often come along with motherhood.
   - Every Tuesday (except holidays) 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mommy and Me Support Group (birth to 6 months)
This support group focuses on infant care and parenting issues.
   - Every Thursday (except holidays) 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Support groups are FREE. For more information, please call to sign up 805.988.2784.

With you in mind, St. John’s Regional Medical Center offers the Babies First Program, which includes a full array of classes and services to prepare you for the birth of your baby and to help you cope with the challenges of being a new parent. Explore the links below for classes available to you.

Breastfeeding Support

Childbirth Preparation Course

Expectant Parents Tour

Sibling Preparation

You and Your Baby After Delivery

Spanish Classes 

To register in any of our classes or for more information, please call 805.988.2784.

Breastfeeding Classes and Support

Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, proper latch and positioning, pumping, and other valuable information.

Breastfeeding Classes and Support

Childbirth Preparation Course

This class will help to prepare the expectant mother and her support person with knowledge for a positive birth experience. It will help you to understand pregnancy anatomy, preterm labor, and warning signs.

Childbirth Preparation Course

Expectant Parents Tour

We invite you to attend a free maternity tour so you can become familiar with the hospital prior to your labor and delivery.

Expectant Parents Tour

Sibling Preparation Class

Children will learn how to relate to their new baby sibling and how to cope with the emotions that may come with their new role as a big brother/sister. Your child will create an art project and gift for the new baby. A walk-through of the maternity area is included with this class. We ask that one or both parents attend class with the child. This class is designed for children ages 2 1/2 years and older.

Sibling Preparation Class

You and Your Baby After Delivery

At St. John’s Regional Medical Center, we offer various programs to help you transition to your new role as a mom.

You and Your Baby After Delivery

Spanish Classes

View classes and support groups available in Spanish.

Spanish Classes