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Pregnancy and Prenatal Education

San Leandro Medical Center Labor and Delivery Tour

Take a guided tour of our San Leandro Labor and Delivery Unit. See where your baby will be born and learn about all the resources available to you. One adult guest per expecting mother, no children please. Pre-admission paperwork can be completed after the tour. Please arrive on time, if you are more than five minutes late you will need to reschedule. Note: A unit tour is included in the San Leandro Preparing for Childbirth series.
Location: San Leandro
Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
Fee: No fee
Registration: 510-454-4531

 

 

Preparing for Childbirth Express

This intensive version of our four-session Preparing for Childbirth program provides an overview of birthing and prepares you to manage your labor with confidence.  This class may be taken by first-time parents or as a refresher course for experienced parents.  Early registration is recommended.  Take this class during the last three months of pregnancy.
Location: Hayward Sleepy Hollow and San Leandro
Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
Fee: No fee
Registration: Health Education 510-454-4531 or 510-675-4531

 

Baby and Me

Meet other new moms and their babies in this group, which facilitated by a certified lactation consultant. Discuss about breastfeeding, sleeping, crying, adjusting to parenthood, and more. Healthy babies are welcome. For members only.
Location: Hayward Sleepy Hollow and San Leandro
Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
Fee: No fee
Registration: Health Education 510-454-4531 or 510-675-4531

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding offers many health benefits for you and your baby. Learn how to position your baby for optimal nursing, how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk, and ways to prevent common breastfeeding discomforts and challenges. Open to the community.  This is a covered benefit for members.
Location: Fremont and San Leandro
Dates/Times: Call for details as early as week 16 of pregnancy
Fee: No fee
Registration: 510-248-3455 Fremont; 510-454-4531 San Leandro; 510-675-4531 Union City

Mid-Pregnancy

During the middle stage of pregnancy, you’ll experience more changes to your body. In this class, we’ll help you understand these changes, and discuss how to keep your energy level high by eating well and exercising. We’re here to support you and will provide suggestions for coping with normal pregnancy discomforts, and how to identify warning signs. Take this class when you are in your second trimester of pregnancy. Open to Kaiser Permanente members only.
Location: Fremont and San Leandro
Dates/Times: Call for details as early as week 16 of pregnancy
Fee: No fee
Registration: Call 510-248-3455 Fremont or 510-454-4531 San Leandro

Late Pregnancy

This class is designed to help you and your partner get ready for the labor and delivery experience. You’ll learn how to recognize the early signs of labor and when to call your doctor. We’ll discuss what you can expect in the hospital, your options for pain management, and how to care for yourself after the baby is born. Take this class when you are 28 to 34 weeks pregnant. This class doesn’t take the place of Preparing for Childbirth. Members only. This is a covered benefit for members.
Location: Fremont and San Leandro
Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
Sessions:  Call for details as early as week 16 of pregnancy
Fee: No charge
Registration: Call 510-248-3455 Fremont or 510-454-4531 San Leandro

 

Newborn Care

Wouldn’t it be nice if babies came with instruction manuals? This class just might be the next best thing.  In this class, we’ll teach you the information and skills you need to feel confident about caring for your newborn. We’ll cover topics such as feeding, bathing, diapering, and when to call your physician. We encourage you to take this class in your last trimester.  Open to Kaiser Permanente members only.   This is a covered benefit for members.
Location: Fremont and Hayward-Sleepy Hollow and San Leandro
Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
Sessions:  Call for details as early as week 16 of pregnancy
Fee: No charge
Registration: Call 510-248-3455 Fremont or 510-454-4531 San Leandro

 

New Moms Support Group

This group, facilitated by a licensed therapist, offers a wealth of support and information on adjusting to motherhood.  We’ll talk about excitement and fears, baby blues, caring for your baby and yourself, returning to work, and choosing a child care provider.  Healthy babies are welcome.  Members only.
Location: Union City, Building A, Department of Psychiatry, 2nd Floor
Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
Sessions:  Ongoing
Fee: No class fee.
Registration: Call 510-675-3080

 

Preparing for Childbirth

Few events are more exciting than the birth of your baby.  Get prepared by learning what to expect before, during and after delivery.  Practice breathing and relaxation techniques to use during labor and delivery, and understand your options for managing labor and using a birthing coach for support. A tour of the Labor and Delivery Unit is included in classes held in San Leandro. Take this class in your last trimester of pregnancy. Open to the community.
Location: Fremont and San Leandro
Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
Sessions:  Call for details as early as week 16 of pregnancy
Fee: Fee per couple: $0 members; $150 nonmembers; workbook included.
Registration: 510- 248-3455 Fremont; 510-454-4531 San Leandro

Introduction to Prenatal Yoga

Prepare your mind and body for birth and beyond by learning yoga postures, meditation, and body awareness. Class includes brief group discussion and optional chanting each week. Designed for women in their second and third trimesters.  Bring your own yoga mat.  Open to the community.
Location: Call for details
Dates/Times: Three sessions
Fee: $35 members; $45 nonmembers
Registration: 510-248-3455 Fremont; 510-675-4531 Union City

 

Meet Your Future Pediatrician

Schedule a meeting with your baby’s future pediatrician before your baby is born. First, choose a pediatrician by visiting kp.org/mydoctor and searching for the “Pediatrics” specialty. Choose your preferred facility and a list of available providers will come up for you to review their background and expertise. Note: the pediatrician will not be officially assigned to your baby until after he or she is born. Schedule this visit anytime between 32 and 38 weeks of pregnancy. Members only.
Location: Fremont, Hayward-Sleepy Hollow, and San Leandro
Sessions:  By appointment
Fee: No fee
Registration: 510-248-3437 Fremont; 510-784-4334 Hayward-Sleepy Hollow and San Leandro
*All classes are subject to change in time and location.

Pediatric Department Tour

Take a guided tour of our Fremont or Hayward-Sleepy Hollow Pediatrics Department to get aquatinted with the department, procedures, and some of the services that we offer new babies and their families. Members only.
Location: Fremont, Hayward-Sleepy Hollow and San Leandro
Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
Fee: No Fee
Registration: 510-248-3437 Fremont; 510-784-4334 Hayward-Sleepy Hollow and San Leandro

La Leche League

Meet monthly with other nursing mothers to talk about birth and your baby’s first weeks, the art of breast-feeding, overcoming breastfeeding challenges, and more. Healthy babies are welcome. Pregnant women are also invited.
Information: Visit llli.org