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Pregnancy and Childbirth

Online Classes

Childbirth Preparation

Learn what to expect before, during, and after childbirth. You’ll practice breathing and relaxation techniques and other options for managing labor, pain, and the role of your support person. 2-hour class. One or two session options.

Newborn Care

We’ll cover essential topics to help you care for your newborn, including feeding, bathing, and diapering. We’ll also discuss ways to care for yourself during the new phase of parenting. 2-hour class.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding provides important health benefits for you and your baby. We’ll review your baby’s hunger cues, how to ensure a good milk supply, what partners can do to support you, and how to manage common breastfeeding challenges. Optional: Please have a doll available. 2-hour class.

Reserve your spot: Partner or support person is encouraged to attend classes. There is no fee. Schedule during your last 3 months of pregnancy.
Schedule now online!

 

Individual Appointments

Health Educator

Get personalized guidance and support for common concerns: pregnancy, childbirth, and babies.  Meet the Educators
Register: Call Health Education.

 

First Trimester 

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

Pregnancy Newsletter

Nourishing your growing baby:  View Video
 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 We have mobile apps that can help


2nd and 3rd Trimester:

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

The Fourth Trimester

Self-Care After Birth

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

Guide to Birth Control