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Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting Classes

We offer a number of classes to help women and their partners prepare to love and care for their newborn child. Expanding your family is an exciting and sometimes challenging time. We encourage you to participate in all that meet your needs. 


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Baby & Me - New Parents' Support Group

New Parents’ Support Groups can help new moms and dads learn about themselves, their new roles and coping with the changes and challenges new parents experience. Dignity Health also offers a number of lactation support groups throughout the region. Our support groups are also an opportunity to connect with other parents in your area. All new parents are welcome. There is no charge to participate. Learn More 
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Sacramento Region: Pregnancy and Childbirth Classes

Multiple locations in the Sacramento area
Call 888.919.0297 for information on class dates, times, locations and to schedule.

As part of Dignity Health Women’s Services' commitment to family-centered maternity care, we offer a variety of classes taught by experienced instructors to help pregnant women, and their partners, prepare for childbirth and caring for your new infant. Classes we offer include: Baby Basics (Baby Care), Great Expectations (Childbirth Preparation) Moveable Feast (Breastfeeding) & Stork Tours.  Learn More
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Grass Valley: Preparing For Childbirth at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital

Learn everything you need to know to make your little one’s arrival a stress-free, joyous occasion! Classes are guided by our Sierra Nevada Family Birth Center nurses. Tour the Birth Center, and discuss what to expect during your stay with us. Have all your questions answered by our expert staff!
 
2019 Classes: Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m.
All classes are in Classroom A on the outside of WICU Building #2
August 8
September 12
October 10
November 14
December 12
 
Pre-registration is requested by calling 530.274.6692 and leaving your name and phone number.
 
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Grass Valley: My Mom’s Having A Baby

This class supports brothers and sisters who are expecting a new addition to the family. Children age 3-10 will learn how about basic baby care and safety, and how to engage with the new baby. Parents will receive tools to help make the transition easier for the older child. A hospital Stork Tour is provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This class is free to the public.

2019 Classes: Wednesdays from 4 – 5 p.m.
All classes are in Classroom A on the outside of WICU Building #2
August 28
November 20

Pre-registration is requested by calling 530.274.6692 and leaving your name and phone number.

 

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Woodland: Childbirth Preparation (4 Session Series)

Childbirth preparation will provide you with an understanding of labor and birth, the signs and stages of labor, comfort measures, pain management and interventions, postpartum care and breastfeeding. Childbirth preparation classes are taught by certified instructors. The classes are intended to be taken during the last trimester of your pregnancy. There is no charge for your support person.
  

2019 Classes: Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m. 
August 7-28
September 4-25
October 2-23
November 6-20  (condensed to 3 sessions, due to holiday)

Education Services, Railsback Building, 1207 Fairchild Court, Woodland, CA 95695. Cost: $40.00. Medi-Cal Patients are covered (no fee charged), please register at the Education Services Dept., Railsback Building, 1207 Fairchild Court. We will need a copy of your MediCal card and a photo ID. For more information, please call Education Services at 530.669.5528 or email [email protected]. Download our 2019 registration form

 

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Woodland: Childbirth Preparation (Weekend Series)

Childbirth preparation will provide you with an understanding of labor and birth, the signs and stages of labor, comfort measures, pain management and interventions, postpartum care and breastfeeding. Childbirth preparation classes are taught by certified instructors. The classes are intended to be taken during the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy. There is no charge for your support person. 

 

2019 Classes: Friday, 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
August 9 & 10
September 13 & 14
October 11 & 12
November  8 & 9
December 13 & 14

 
Education Services, Railsback Building, 1207 Fairchild Court, Woodland, CA 95695. Cost: $40.00. Medi-Cal Patients are covered (no fee charged), please register at the Education Services Dept., Railsback Building, 1207 Fairchild Court. We will need a copy of your MediCal card and a photo ID. For more information, please call Education Services at 530.669.5528 or email [email protected]Download our 2019 registration form


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Woodland: Nurturing Your Newborn 

The morning portion of this class will cover newborn appearance and behavior, daily care, signs of illness, comfort techniques, and safety issues. The afternoon segment will include breastfeeding benefits and techniques, family considerations, common difficulties and concerns. Partners are encouraged to participate. There is no charge for your support person/partner. 
  

2019 Classes: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
July 27
August 17
September 21
October 19
November 16
December 21

Education Services, Railsback Building, 1207 Fairchild Court, Woodland, CA 95695. Cost: $20.00. Medi-Cal Patients are covered (no fee charged), please register at the Education Services Dept., Railsback Building, 1207 Fairchild Court. We will need a copy of your MediCal card and a photo ID. For more information, please call Education Services at 530.669.5528 or email [email protected]. Download our 2019 registration form