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The miracle of birth is an amazing experience, and you should feel confident in every aspect of it.

Our comprehensive education options help you make better-informed choices as you plan your approach to childbirth. Best of all, you can get started right here—register for classes today!
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Labor of Love Class Series

A comprehensive 7-week course* for you and your significant other, covering everything you need to know about pregnancy and beyond.

Week 1 to 4: This is a childbirth education course that covers:
  • Pregnancy
  • Stages of labor
  • Pain management
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Cesarean section
  • The post-partum period
  • Newborn care
Week 5: Transition to Parenthood
Week 6: Child & Infant Safety and CPR
Week 7: Successful Breastfeeding: All of the Basics to Get You Started

Cost: $225 per couple

Labor of Love Sessions 1-4 must be taken together.


Saturday Class

This is an exclusive one-time class that covers Week 1 - Week 4 of the seven-week series.
Cost: $150 per couple

Saturday Class

This TWO-DAY class covers (weeks 1-4 on day one) and (weeks 5-7 on day two).
Cost: $150 per couple


Transitions to Parenthood

This two-hour class focuses on the emotional and psychological issues that arise during the first year after delivery.

  • What can I really expect to feel during the first year after my baby is born? Dispelling the myths.
  • What can I expect from my baby during the first year? Exploring infant development.
  • What can we expect from each other? Looking at the marital relationship and how it changes after the birth of a baby.
  • Making a plan to take care of yourself. Building your support systems and helping the new Mom and Dad get their needs met.
  • What is this thing called Postpartum Depression? How do I know if I have it or I'm at risk? Discussion of the physiological, psychological and environmental circumstances which predispose a woman to this type of depression.

Tuesdays: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Cost: $35 per person


Child & Infant Safety and CPR (not a certification class)

This class will cover 1 and 2 man rescuer. Child and infant CPR with rescue breathing and choking procedures as well as automated external defibrillator. At the end of each class, participants will receive an Child/Infant CPR participation card from the American Heart Association.

TIme: 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Cost: Individual Class - $35 per person


Successful Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Basics

"The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends breastfeeding for the first year of life. The AAP believes that breast milk is the “optimal form of nutrition for infants."

Tuesdays: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Cost: Individual Class - $35 per person


Baby Care Basics

This informal class will help new parents feel more comfortable caring for their newborn. Taught by a pediatrician and an RN, topics include newborn care, sleep patterns, vaccinations, and SIDS. A discussion session will allow opportunities for questions.

Fourth Wednesday of each month: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: Free


Healthy Transitions

This is an extension of our Transitions to Parenthood prenatal class, this nighttime support group is led by one of our social worker’s and Lactation Specialists’ to help families transition to their new parenting role and find work- life balance.

First and third Tuesday of each month: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Call: 661.200.1515


Parent Preview Tour - Tyke Hike - Free

Help your children prepare for their new responsibilities as a big brother or sister! They’ll learn how to behave around a newborn and hold a baby properly, as well as other important safety tips.
Held the third Thursday of the month: 3-4:30 pm (meet in the hospital lobby at 2:45pm)

No registration needed.

Call 661.200.1520 for more information.


First Weeks Breastfeeding Workshop - Free

Thursdays: 9:30 -11:00 am
Cost: FREE


Mommy Time Support Group - Free

Mondays: 10:00 – 11:00am
Cost: Free (By reservation only)
Call: 661.200.2229

Please call for location


Perinatal Loss and Bereavement Support Group - Free

Third Thursday of each month: 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
Cost: Free (By reservation only)
Call: 661.200.1520

Please call for location

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