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Pregnancy Class Calendar

2021 Childbirth Class Calendar

To register for classes, call the Newborn Care Center (916) 688-2754. Enroll early (by 20 weeks gestation) since classes do fill to capacity. Dates, time and fees are subject to change without notice.

Preparing for Childbirth, WebEx – No Charge

Few events are more exciting and important 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.

Times/Dates (offered 2-3 times per month)

4-hour WebEx
Saturday class for 4 hours starting at 9 a.m.

2-hour WebEx
2 sessions, 2 hours each on 2 weeknights starting at 6:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding Basics – No Charge

Breastfeeding offers many health benefits for you and your baby. You will 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. Recommended before delivery.

1.5-hour WebEx
Offered 2-3 times per month at 6:30 p.m. on a weeknight.

Newborn Care – No Charge

Wouldn’t it be nice if newborns came with instruction manuals? In this class, we’ll teach you the information and skill you need to feel confident about caring for your newborn. You will get essential information regarding breastfeeding, jaundice, crying, warning signs of serious problems and when to call your physician. Through hands on practice you will gain confidence in your ability to care for your newborn. A must for all new parents.

1.5-hour WebEx
Offered 2-3 times per month at 6:30 p.m. on a weeknight.

Meet the Midwives – No Charge

Our midwives work in partnership with women and their families to help prepare them for birth, support them during labor and delivery, and deliver babies. Learn more about the services they provide, get your questions answered, and meet the midwives you may see in the hospital on your big day!

2-hour WebEx
Offered quarterly at 6:30 p.m. on a weeknight.

Baby & Me Support Group – No Charge

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. Group is ongoing, join anytime.

1.5-hour WebEx
Offered weekly on Thursdays 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Thrive Baby – No Charge

Meet part of the expert team that will help care for your new baby in the hospital and after going home. Ask one of our South Sacramento pediatricians and lactation consultant questions you have about your newborn including: what to expect for your baby during your hospital stay and after discharge, expert tips on early baby behavior, feeding concerns, trouble-shooting common problems, circumcision, vitamin K and newborn vaccination, how best to help mom and baby.

2-hour WebEx
Offered once a month at 6:30 p.m. on a weeknight.

Late Pregnancy – No Charge

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 Labor and Delivery to talk about coming to the hospital. We’ll discuss what you can expect in the hospital and how to care for yourself after the baby is born.

1.5-hour WebEx
Offered 2-3 times per month at 6:30 p.m. on a weeknight.