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Women's Health Classes

Pregnancy/ Prenatal Care and Newborn Care

Early registration is recommended for all prenatal classes. Space is limited and not guaranteed.

Bringing Baby Home

Many couples experience stress and conflicts in their relationships when they bring their newborn home. This class will help strengthen the skills necessary to maintain your relation- ship with your partner and help you become a more effective parent. You can take this class during pregnancy or up to 6 months after your baby is born. Members only.

Call for class fee.

Sessions: Two 6-hour Saturday sessions

Registration: Roseville and Sacramento  916-474-6610

Early Pregnancy

This class can help you understand and prepare for the physical and emotional changes you can expect in the first three months of your pregnancy. We’ll discuss common discomforts and remedies, prenatal screening tests, and fetal development. We’ll also offer tips for eating well, staying active, and keeping you and your baby healthy. Take this class early in your first trimester. Members only.

This is a covered benefit for members.

Sessions: One 2-hour session

Registration: Folsom, Roseville, and Sacramento 916-474-6610

Childbirth and Postpartum Care

Early registration is recommended for all childbirth classes. Space is limited and not guaranteed.

Labor and Delivery Hospital Tour

Not your first time having a baby, but haven’t seen our hospital yet? Come and take a tour of our Labor and Delivery and Postpartum areas. Take this class when you are 28 to 34 weeks pregnant. Preregister when you are about 20 weeks pregnant. Please bring only one adult support person. Members only.

No class fee.

Sessions: One 1-hour session

Registration: Roseville 916-474-6610

Labor and Delivery Hospital Tour for Families

Big brothers, big sisters, and their families are invited to attend an informational class and tour designed to prepare them for the new baby’s arrival. Preregister when you are about 20 weeks pregnant. Members only.

No class fee.

Sessions: One 1-hour session

Registration: Roseville 916-474-6610

Late Pregnancy Class and Hospital Tour

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 and how to care for yourself after the baby is born. This class includes a tour of the Labor and Delivery area. This class doesn’t take the place of Preparing for Childbirth. Take this class when you are 28 to 34 weeks pregnant. Preregister when you are about 20 weeks pregnant. Please bring only one support person. No children, please. Members only.

No class fee.

Sessions: One 2-hour session

Registration: Roseville 916-474-6610

Mothers of Multiples

This class will help prepare you and your partner for the arrival of your multiples. The instructor will provide you with a tour of Labor and Delivery, including the location of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). You’ll also receive information about managing life at home with your newborns. Please register for this class in your first trimester. Attend this class when you are 24 to 32 weeks pregnant.

Members only.

No class fee.

Sessions: One 2.5-hour session

Registration: Roseville 916-474-6610

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 ease labor and delivery and understand your options for managing labor and using a birthing coach for support. Take this class during the last three months of pregnancy. Bring pillows and a mat, as some of the exercises are performed on the floor. Early registration is recommended. Members only.

No class fee.

Sessions: Varies

Registration: Roseville and Sacramento 916-474-6610

Preparing for Childbirth Refresher

Health Education

If this isn’t your first baby but you’d like a childbirth refresher, take this class to review breathing and relaxation techniques and learn about the latest developments in labor and delivery. Take this class during your last trimester. Members only.

No class fee.

Sessions: One 2.5-hour session

Registration: Roseville 916-474-6610

Family Planning

Permanent Birth Control

This class includes an overview of permanent birth control options, including laparoscopic tubal ligation and Essure, as well as alternative contraceptive methods. This class is required before you can schedule a sterilization procedure. Members only.

No class fee.

Sessions: One session

Registration: Roseville and Sacramento 916-474-6248

Newborn Care and Breastfeeding

Early registration is recommended for all childbirth and prenatal classes. Space is limited and not guaranteed.

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 and overcome common breastfeeding discomforts and challenges. This class should be taken during pregnancy. Members only.

No class fee.

Sessions: One session

Registration: Folsom, Roseville, and Sacramento 916-474-6610

Newborn Care

Wouldn’t it be nice if babies came with instruction manuals? 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. This class should be taken during pregnancy. Members only.

No class fee.

Sessions: One session

Registration: Folsom, Roseville, and Sacramento 916-474-6610

Infant Safety/CPR

Help keep your baby safe by learning essentials such as baby-proofing your home, car seat safety, and preventing burns, falls, choking, and other hazards. The class includes an infant CPR workshop based on the American Heart Association’s guidelines.

Members only.

Call for class fee.

Sessions: One session

Registration: Roseville and Sacramento 916-474-6610

Baby and Me

New moms and their babies can make new friends at this weekly support group. Discussion topics include infant behavior, caring for yourself, responding to your infant’s cues, breastfeeding, and more. Members only.

No class fee.

Sessions: Weekly drop-in

Registration: Folsom, Roseville, and Sacramento 916-474-6610

Women’s Health

Menopause: Hot Flashes, Sexuality, and Hormones

How can you reduce the risk of osteo- porosis, heart disease, and cancer?How can you maintain physical and emotional closeness in your relation- ships? Menopause is an important life transition. Learn what to expect and what you can do to manage hot flashes, sleeplessness, headaches, and other possible symptoms. Female members only.

No class fee.

Sessions: One 2-hour session

Registration: Folsom, Roseville, and Sacramento 916-474-6248