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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 916.453.4518 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.

2017

Mondays: 7 to 9 p.m.

November 6 – Outpatient Building #3, Room 110 
December 11 – Outpatient Building #3, Room 110

2018

Mondays: 7 to 9 p.m.
All classes are in Outpatient Building #3, Room 110.

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

 
For additional information, please call 530.274.6089.
 
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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.
 
For information on upcoming dates, call 530.274.6089.

 

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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.
 
2017 Classes: Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m. 
November 1-29
December: No classes
 
2018 Classes: Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
January 10-31
February 7-28
March 7-28
April 4-25
May 2-23
June 6-27
July 11-25 (condensed to three sessions due to July 4 holiday)
August 8-29
September 5-26
October 3-24
November 7-28
December: No classes
 
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 or to register, please call Education Services at 530.669.5540 or email Barb.Estes@DignityHealth.org. Download our 2017 registration form or our 2018 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.
 
2017 Classes: Fridays 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
November 3 and 4
December 1 and 2
 
2018 Classes: Fridays 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
January 12 and 13
February 9 and 10
March 9 and 10
April 13 and 14
May 11 and 12
June 8 and 9
July 13 and 14
August 10 and 11
September 7 and 8
October 12 and 13
November 9 and 10
December 7 and 8
 
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 or to register, please call Education Services at 530.669.5540 or email Barb.Estes@DignityHealth.org. Download our 2017 registration form or our 2018 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.
 
2017 Classes: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
October 28
November 18
December 16
 
2018 Classes: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

January 20
February 24
March 17
April 21
May 19
June 23
July 21
August 18
September 15
October 20
November 17
December 15

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 or to register, please call Education Services at 530.669.5540 or email Barb.Estes@DignityHealth.org. Download our 2017 registration form or our 2018 registration form