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Pregnancy & Parenting Classes

Dignity Health is proud to offer a number of classes to help women and their partners prepare to love and care for their newborn child. We encourage you to participate in all that meet your needs. In most cases, pre-registration and pre-payment are required for classes.


For more information on class dates, times and locations, please contact Dignity Health Women's Services (formerly known as Mercy Women's Center) program office at 888.919.0297.


Click on the link below for a dates/times of our upcoming classes.

August to December 2017 Classes

Click here to learn more about our upcoming dates/times for classes.

Baby Basics (Baby Care)

In this class, participants will discuss newborn care; including feeding, dressing and comforting. A bath demonstration is also included. $30 per couple.

Great Expectations (Childbirth Preparation)

This series of classes helps prepare women and their partners for the experience of labor and birth. Class topics include the birth process, medical procedures and relaxation and breathing techniques. $75 per couple.

Moveable Feast (Breastfeeding)

Learn about breastfeeding advantages, techniques, family adjustments and dealing with common difficulties and concerns. $30 per couple.

Stork Tours

Take a tour of the labor and birth rooms, and postpartum unit at the Dignity Health hospital where you will be giving birth. Stork Tours are free to expectant parents.

Anesthesia Options (Mercy Hospital of Folsom ONLY)

Designed for those who would like more information regarding the use of regional anesthesia for pain relief during labor and the anesthesia options available for Cesarean birth. There is no charge for this class.

Baby & Me (New Mother's Support Group)

This ongoing group can help new mothers learn about themselves, their new roles and coping with the changes and challenges new mothers experience. Groups meet Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Mercy Hospital of Folsom-Willow Creek Office building. All new moms are welcome. There is no charge to participate.


Please contact Dignity Health Women's Services (formerly Mercy Women's Center) by phone at 888.919.0297 or by email at for more information.


Take a Virtual Tour

See our Family Birth Centers for yourself by taking a virtual Tour: