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Pregnancy and Childbirth

Due to COVID-19 precautions, classes are now online.

Before Getting Pregnant
Planning a pregnancy – Ready or Not?

 

Pregnancy: A healthy start

Nutrition and Pregnancy

Nourishing your developing baby:  View Video
PDF: Weight Gain: What’s healthy for you?
Recipes: Food for Health and Cooking Videos

Fit to Give Birth

Giving birth might be the most intense workout you’ll ever do. View Video
Fitness Deals and Exercise Videos

Mind and Spirit

Sleep better, manage stress, improve your mood, and more. kp.org/selfcare
Mobile Apps: Learn more
Quit smoking successfully; get the facts and call Health Education for assistance.

Common Health Concerns:

Why Prenatal Visits: Common Prenatal Complications
Covid-19 and Pregnancy
1st Trimester Video: Fatigue and Nausea

Get the Newsletter

Stay up-to-date and get helpful tips for healthy pregnancy.
Pregnancy Newsletter

 

Online Classes

Call around your 20th week of pregnancy for class availability and to register for classes during your 3rd trimester. Partner or support person is encouraged to attend. 

Who can attend: Kaiser Permanente members
Fee(s):
No fee required

Childbirth Preparation

We’ll teach you relaxation techniques to use during labor and delivery. We’ll discuss pain management options, the role of your support person, and hospital procedures.

Scheduled Classes Time
Friday, May 27, 2022 9 to 11 a.m.
Friday, June 10, 2022 9 to 11 a.m.
Friday, June 24, 2022 9 to 11 a.m.

Newborn Care

Get the information and skills you need to care for your newborn. We’ll cover feeding, bathing, diapering, and when to call your doctor.

Scheduled Classes Time
Monday, May 16, 2022 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Monday, June 6, 2022 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2 to 4 p.m.
Monday, June 20, 2022 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding

Learn how to position your baby for optimal nursing, how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk, and ways to prevent and overcome common breastfeeding discomforts and challenges.

Scheduled Classes Time
Friday, May 13, 2022 2 to 4 p.m.
Monday, May 23, 2022 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 27, 2022 2 to 4 p.m.
Friday, June 10, 2022 2 to 4 p.m.
Monday, June 13, 2022 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 24, 2022 2 to 4 p.m.
Monday, June 27, 2022 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Additional scheduled classes may be available, please call for the most current information. We also offer individual appointments (30 minutes) and online programs on these topics, see below.

 

1:1 Appointments

Health Educator

Get personalized guidance and support for common concerns: pregnancy, childbirth, and babies.  Meet the Educators
Fee(s): No fee required.
Register: Call Health Education.

 

Online Programs

Labor & Delivery Tour

Take a peek at the Labor and Delivery, Mother, and Baby units at the Modesto Medical Center. Virtual Tour

Childbirth

Childbirth Emmi Program
Epidural for Pain Management Emmi Program
C-Section Emmi Program
Vaginal Birth After C-Section Emmi Program

Fill out an Advance Health Care Directive
Labor and Delivery Topics

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Emmi Program
Diabetes and Pregnancy Topics

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Emmi Program
Breast Pumps and Milk Storage
Breastfeeding Topics

Newborn Care

Caring for Your Newborn Video
Preparing for Your Baby Topics
Newborn Newsletter

Self-Care After Birth

Pregnancy and Depression Emmi Program
Emotional Postpartum Care Emmi Program
Physical Postpartum Care Emmi Program
Tubal Ligation