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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. Some classes, support groups, and tours are postponed until further notice. However, the following groups now meet via Zoom.

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.

Understanding Birth eClass

Consider the Understanding Birth eClass your go-to guide for answers you can trust on childbirth. This interactive online course covers essential information on labor and more, and highlights ways partners can help throughout the process. You’ll also get a sense of what labor is really like as you watch several birth stories. You’ll even have an opportunity to create your own birth plan! You can access the eClass from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Allow 4-6 hours to complete. Call 805.988.2784 for information or to register for class. You can access the eClass from any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Allow 4-6 hours to complete. Call 805.988.2784 for information or to register for the class.

eClass Chapters

  • Pregnancy
  • Labor
  • Birth Stories
  • Comfort Techniques       
  • Medical Procedures
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Newborns
  • Postpartum

What’s Included?

  • Videos, animations, and optional read-along audio
  • Quizzes, interactive exercises, notes pages, and extended activities
  • Essential tools, including a birth plan checklist and contraction timer
  • Audio library with soothing sounds, lullabies, and relaxation exercises
  • PDF library, glossary, and web links
  • Class completion certificate