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Pregnancy and New baby

Prenatal Classes and Tours

Having a baby is unlike any other experience. Whether you’re a first-time parent or growing your family, pregnancy is an exciting and challenging time. Expectant parents who take our prenatal classes learn what they need to know to be well prepared for their birthing experience and life with a new baby.

Kaiser Permanente Southern Alameda County offers the following prenatal classes and tours.

Early registration is recommended for all classes. Space is limited and not guaranteed. Partner or support person is welcome at all prenatal classes except the Introduction to Prenatal Yoga class.

If you need more information or would like to register for a prenatal class or the Labor & Delivery tour, please contact one of our Healthy Living Centers: 510-248-3455 Fremont; 510-454-4531 San Leandro; 510-675-4531 Union City

Breastfeeding Class

Learn what to expect in the early weeks of breastfeeding, comfortable ways to position baby, and resources for support and success.
One 2-hour session. No fee. Open to the community.

Newborn Care Class

Learn about newborn appearance, behavior, signs of illness, infant safety, and learn and practice baby care skills.
One 2-hour session. No fee. Members only.

Childbirth Preparation Class

Learn about the natural process of labor and birth, explore options for coping with labor, like relaxation and massage, and learn about medical procedures and medications for labor. Two 2½ -hour sessions.
No fee for members. $150 per couple for non-members.

Preparing for Postpartum Class

Learn about the physical and emotional changes to expect after delivery and discuss strategies to adjust to life with a newborn.
One 2-hour session. No fee. Members only.

Introduction to Prenatal Yoga Class

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. Attend at 12-36 weeks. Bring your own yoga mat.  Open to the community.
Location: Call for details
Dates/Times: Four sessions
Fee: $48 members; $60 nonmembers
Registration: Call or visit any of the Healthy Living Centers at: Fremont (510-248-3455), San Leandro (510- 454-4531), or Union City (510-675-4531)

Labor & Delivery Tour

Take a guided tour of our Labor and Delivery Unit in San Leandro to see where your baby will be born. One adult guest permitted; no children please. Tours start on time; late arrivals will need to call to reschedule.
No fee. Members only.

Pediatric Clinic Tour

Take a guided tour of the Pediatrics facility of your choice. Be prepared for your baby’s first appointments by walking through a typical well-child visit. Call your preferred facility for an appointment:
Fremont Pediatric Clinic Tour  510- 248- 3437
Hayward Pediatrics Clinic Tour  510- 784- 4334
San Leandro Pediatrics Clinic Tour 510- 454- 6552

Meet Your Baby’s 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 Pediatrics specialty at your preferred facility. Then, call to schedule a visit:
Fremont Pediatricians   510-248-3437
Hayward & San Leandro Pediatricians  510-784-4955
Note: The pediatrician cannot be officially assigned until after baby is born.

Resources for New Parents

Lactation Appointments
Schedule a telephone or in-person appointment with a lactation expert to address breastfeeding challenges.
Fremont Pediatrics   510- 248- 3050
Hayward Pediatrics   510- 675- 4050
San Leandro Pediatrics   510- 454- 4050

Baby & Me Groups

Attend a weekly drop-in group facilitated by a lactation specialist. Talk about breastfeeding, sleeping, crying, adjusting to parenthood and more. Partners/ support person and healthy babies are welcome. No fee. Open to the community. Groups meet on most* days as follows:
Hayward Sleepy Hollow Medical Office Building
Mondays 10- 11:30am
San Leandro Medical Center, Building A
Tuesdays 10:30am- noon
Fremont Medical Center, Niles Building
Wednesdays 10:30am- noon
*Check class calendars online for specific dates for Baby & Me Groups

New Mom’s Support Group

Weekly drop-in group offered by Union City Psychiatry Department and facilitated by a licensed therapist. Healthy babies are welcome. Call 510- 675-3080 to find out about day/ time or to enroll. No fee. Members only.

La Leche League Meetings

Monthly discussion group with nursing parents. Talk about birth and your baby’s first weeks, the art of breastfeeding, overcoming breastfeeding challenges, and more. Healthy babies are welcome. Pregnant women are welcome, too. Visit www.llli.org or www.lllusa.org for information.