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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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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.  

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Folsom: Baby & Me - New Moms Support Group

Dignity Health Women's Services New Moms Support group can help new mothers learn about themselves, their new roles and coping with the changes and challenges new mothers experience. All new moms are welcome. There is no charge to participate.

Wednesdays:  10 to 11:30 a.m
Mercy Hospital of Folsom - Willlow Creek Office Building
1580 Creekside Drive, Classroom 1
Folsom, CA 95630
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Grass Valley: Preparing For Childbirth at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital

Get familiar with what to expect at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital when you are ready to deliver. Topics include what to bring, pain control, and newborn safety. Pre-registration is not required. This class is free to the public. 


2018 Classes: Mondays, 7 to 9 p.m.
All classes are in Classroom A on the outside of WICU Building #2

January 15 
February 5
March 5 
April 9 
May 7 
June 11 
July 9 
August 6 
September 10 
October 8 
November 5 
December 10 

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 tour is provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This class is free to the public.
 

2018 Classes: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
All classes are in Classroom A on the outside of WICU Building #2

February 13
May 8
August 14
November 13

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.
 
2018 Classes: Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
September 5-26
October 3-24
November 7-28
December: No classes

 

2019 Classes: Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m. 
January 9-30
February 6-27
March 6-27
April 3-17 (condensed to 3 sessions, due to holiday)
May 1-22
June 5-26
July 3-24
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 530.669.5540 or email [email protected]. Download our 2018 registration form or 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. 
 
2018 Classes: Fridays 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
September 7 and 8
October 12 and 13
November 9 and 10
December 7 and 8

 

2019 Classes: Friday, 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 11 & 12
February 8 & 9
March 8 & 9
April 12 & 13
May 10 & 11
June 7 & 8
July 12 & 13
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 530.669.5540 or email [email protected]. Download our 2018 registration form or 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. 
 
2018 Classes: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

September 15
October 20
November 17
December 15

 

2019 Classes: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

January 19
February 23
March 16
April 27
May 18
June 22
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 530.669.5540 or email [email protected]. Download our 2018 registration form or our 2019 registration form