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Pregnancy and Parenting Classes

Pregnancy & Parenting Classes, Support Groups, and Breastfeeding Support

At St. Bernardine Medical Center, we help you on your journey through pregnancy into the adventure of parenthood by providing a variety of offerings to educate and support you every step of the way. Find out when you can join us, below.


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Ofrecemos apoyo de traducción para otras clases y folletos bilingües para que pueda aprender en el idioma que le resulte más cómodo.

Para más información, llame a Baby & Family Center al (909) 881-4420.


Breastfeeding Support For New Mothers

If you need assistance, our consultants are available to provide free support to all breastfeeding mothers. No experiences, struggles and triumphs with other breastfeeding mothers in a warm and welcoming environment.

To schedule an appointment with one of our lactation consultants, call (909) 881-4420. Appointments are available Monday through Friday.


Classes, Support Groups, and Tours (calendar below)

  • Embracing Motherhood Support Group: This is a support group for anyone suffering from perinatal (before birth) or postpartum (after birth) mood or anxiety disorders. Free.
  • Maternity Tours: Tour the Maternal Child Health units, get to know the facilities and some of the staff, and participate in raffles and giveaways. Free.
  • Infant and Child CPR: Learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (chest compressions and rescue breathing) to infants and children.  It is a skill every parent and caretaker should have because it can be a life-saver. $10 Fee.
  • Childbirth Class Series: This three stage class series will help you prepare for labor and delivery. The three classes include #1 Phases and Stages of Labor, #2 Medications and Interventions, #3 Breastfeeding and Newborn Care. $20 Fee for all three classes per couple.

To join us for our classes or support groups, contact us at (909) 881-4420 to register.

The Breastfeeding Clinic is open Monday-Friday by appointment only!

Please note that all of our programs are open to anyone in the community.

My Baby App Helps Your Journey

We also offer the My Baby App which guides you through pregnancy milestones, helps you identify symptoms and issues, and connects you with services like nurse support. Download My Baby App for iPhone or Android.

Pre-Admission Form Option

Filling out and submitting your admission form ahead of time can help make your experience smoother when you come to the hospital to deliver your baby. You can fill out the form below or we can help you pre-register for your big day. 

Pre-admission form

In order to make your birthing process easier, you can submit this form to the Admitting Department prior to your labor so your paperwork will be complete and you can concentrate your efforts on a safe and healthy delivery. If you submit this ahead of time, all you will need to do at the time of admission is show your identification and medical insurance cards. Download the form here.

2024 Calendar

* See above for class descriptions and fees involved, if any.

 

January

Wednesday, January 17, 24 and 31, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Childbirth Classes

Wednesday, January 17 and 30, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.| Diaper Distribution

 

February

Tuesday, February 6, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Maternity Tea Tour

Saturday, February 10 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Car Seat Event Diaper Distribution

Wednesday, February 21, , 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Infant and Child CPR

 

March

Tuesday, March 5, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Maternity Tea Tour

Wednesday, March 13, 20 and 27, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.| Childbirth Classes

 

April

Tuesday, April 2, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Maternity Tea Tour 

Wednesday, April 17, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Infant and Child CPR

 

May

Tuesday, May 7, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.| Maternity Tea Tour 

Wednesday, May 15, 22 and 29, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Childbirth Classes

 

June

Tuesday, June 4, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Maternity Tea Tour

Monday, June 24, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Infant and Child CPR

 

July

Tuesday, July 2, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Maternity Tea Tour

Wednesday, July 10, 17 and 24, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Childbirth Classes

 

August

Tuesday, August 6, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.| Maternity Tea Tour

Wednesday, August 14, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Infant and Child CPR

 

September

Tuesday, September 3, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Maternity Tea Tour

Wednesday, September 11, 18 and 25, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Childbirth Classes

 

October

Tuesday, October 1, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Maternity Tea Tour

Wednesday, October 9, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Infant and Child CPR

Wednesday, October 23 and 30, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Childbirth Classes

 

November

Tuesday, November 5, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Maternity Tea Tour 

Wednesday, November 6, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Childbirth Classes

 

December

Tuesday, December 3, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Maternity Tea Tour 

Wednesday, December 11, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | Infant and Child CPR

 

 

 

Awards and Recognition

Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care

St. Bernardine Medical Center is a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care. Being a Blue Distinction Center means that St. Bernardine Medical Center has been recognized by BlueCross BlueShield as a facility with healthcare providers who have been recognized for their expertise in specialty care services. With a Level 3 NICU ready to receive you and your baby, you can rest assured that there are experts on hand to handle anything that comes your way.

Baby-Friendly® designation by World Health Organization

St. Bernardine is one of less than 450 U.S. hospitals and birthing centers designated as Baby-Friendly®. Becoming a Baby-Friendly facility is a comprehensive, detailed and thorough journey toward excellence in providing evidence-based maternity care with the goal of achieving optimal infant feeding outcomes and mother/baby bonding.

Healthcare Equality Index Top Performer Award

St. Bernardine Medical Center values all lives and makes an effort to treat each of their patients and visitors with the best quality care possible. The Healthcare Equality Index Award is given by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation who evaluates the hospital’s efforts to provide inclusive and equitable care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer patients and their families. With this award, you can be certain that everyone will receive the highest quality care at our hospital.

The Baby and Family Center at St. Bernardine Medical Center


403 E Highland Ave,
San Bernardino, CA 92404

To join us for our classes or support groups, contact us at (909) 881-4420 to register.