Expectant Parent Classes


Important Notice

For the safety of all, all tours, classes and support groups held at Northridge Hospital have been canceled for May and June 2020.

A free resource for online childbirth education with photos and video clips is available through June 30, 2020 through YoMingo at www2.customizedinc.com/childbirtheducation

An additional free access for parents to watch birth stories is available here.


Online Support Group

Taking Care of Mama

A virtual opportunity for pregnant and new moms to connect and gain support during these challenging times.

Tuesdays, through July 2020
View flyer here for further information

Grupo de apoyo virtual

Cuidando de la mamá

Da la oportunidad virtual de conexión y apoyo para las mujeres embarazadas y nuevas mamás durante estos tiempos tumultuosos.

Cada martes durante los meses de Abril y Julio, 2020
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Hello, Baby!

Our Family Birth Center delivers joyful and cherished memories! Having a baby is one of the most important and exciting experiences. Our team makes your special event as comfortable and stress free as possible. Enhance your birth and parenting experience by taking our classes. All 2020 classes offered FREE OF CHARGE.

Maternity Tours are offered twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays in English and on the third Wednesday in Spanish. 

Spanish Child Safety and Spanish Childbirth Education Classes are now offered by appointment only.

Register Now

Expectant Parent class registration is required. Call 866.792.BABY (2229)

Download our complete 2020 Family Birth Center Class Schedule.

Learn More

To reach the Department of Childbirth Education, please call 818.885.5434.

En Español

Todas las clases son gratuitas. Para inscribirse a nuestras clases, por favor comuníquese con el centro de llamadas al 866.792.BABY (2229), disponible las 24 horas. Para comunicarse con el departamento de educación sobre el parto, llame al 818.885.5434.

Descargue nuestro horario completo de clases para el Centro de nacimiento familiar 2020.

Classes

For a full description of our Childbirth Education Classes, please refer to the English or Spanish brochures.

Note: Any class dates listed below may be subject to change or cancellation.

2020 English Calendar

Maternity Tour

Informational orientation followed by a walking tour of our state-of-the-art Family Birth Center.

New video tour! With the current suspension of in-person Maternity Tours due to COVID-19, the Family Birth Center invites you to virtually tour our center through this video. 

Northridge Hospital Medical Center: Virtual Maternity Tour 

Every first or third Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Except in January 2020.)

(Select One 2020 Date) 

  • January 8 or 22
  • February 5 or 19
  • March 4 or 18
  • April 1 or 15
  • May 6 or 20
  • June 3 or 17
  • July 1 or 15
  • August 5 or 19
  • September 2 or 16
  • October 7 or 21
  • November 4 or 18
  • December 2 or 16

Childbirth Education Series

Prepare for your child's birth. Class topics include physical and emotional changes, what to expect during pregnancy and birth, techniques for relaxation and breathing, cesarean birth, pain relief options. This is a four-class series that can be joined at any time. Registration is recommended by the sixth month of pregnancy.

Class 1: Stages of Labor: Signs, Symptoms & Emergencies
Class 2: Pain Management/Cesarean Birth
Class 3: Breastfeeding Workshop
Class 4: Postpartum/Parenting

Select Tuesday, 6 - 9 p.m.


Childbirth Education Weekend Express Classes

A condensed version of the Childbirth Education Series held on two consecutive Saturdays every other month beginning in January.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

(Select one Series)

  • January 11, 18
  • March 14, 21
  • May 9, 16
  • July 11, 18
  • September 12, 19
  • November 14, 21

Breastfeeding Support Group

Offered every Thursday for mothers looking to exchange breastfeeding information and experiences. Led by a Lactation Educator.

Every Thursday, 10 – 11:30 a.m.


Child Safety 101

Tips for coping as new parents, baby safety, reducing hazards, car seat safety, and Infant CPR (non-certified). Grandparents welcome!

Offered on Wednesday evenings every other month, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. or Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

(Select one date)

  • January 15
  • March 11
  • May 13
  • July 8
  • September 9
  • November 11

Offered on Saturdays in the alternate months, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

(Select one date)

  • February 8
  • April 11
  • June 13
  • August 8
  • October 10
  • December 12

 


En Español

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