Childbirth and Parenting Classes

Maternity Tour

Childbirth and Parenting Classes This fun and informative presentation gives expectant parents a free sneak preview of our maternity services. Nursing staff from Southwest Healthcare System will discuss pre-admission procedures and childbirth options, our Labor/Delivery/ Recovery (LDR) rooms, selecting an obstetrician and family doctor, as well as nursing practices and a guided tour of the maternity unit. We offer tours on select Monday evenings and one tour on the specified Saturdays. All tours meet in the Rancho Springs Medical Center Administrative Services building. Children under 10 are not allowed on Maternity Tours.

2014 Dates

Mondays: 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.

  • July 2, 9, 16, 23
  • August 4, 11, 18
  • September 8, 15, 22
  • October 6, 13, 20
  • November 3, 10, 17
  • December 1, 8, 15

Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:45 a.m.

  • July 12
  • August 9
  • September 6
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 20

 

Childbirth Preparation

Weeknight Series
A highly recommended course for first-time moms and their partners, this 3-week series meets once a week to teach expectant parents how to meet the challenges of childbirth. It covers a range of topics, including the stages and phases of labor and birth, hospital procedures, medication options, cesarean birth and postpartum adjustment. In addition, breathing strategies, comfort measures and relaxation techniques are taught and practiced to maximize your ability to cope with the physical, emotional and mental stress of the labor process. Due to the sensitive nature of this class, it is highly recommended that you do not bring children. Please bring one pillow and a blanket.

Three-Week Classes
Location
: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Fee:
$100
Tuesday Classes Instructor: Sandy Salgado

  • July 15, 22, 29
  • August 12, 19, 26
  • September 16, 23, 30
  • October 7, 14, 21
  • November 4, 11, 18
  • December 2, 9, 16

 

One-Day Class, Saturday
Location
: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $120 full lunch, snacks, and relaxation DVD included. Bring one pillow and one blanket.

 Instructor: Sheri Brodie

  • July 26
  • August 23
  • September 27
  • October 18
  • November 15

 

Childbirth Preparation Express

This one-time three-hour class is a condensed version of the Childbirth Prep on Saturday. It provides basic information on the labor process, when to go to the hospital, pain coping techniques, interventions, cesarean birth, postpartum and the role of the labor support person. A Birth Relaxation DVD is included for continued practice at home. Please bring one pillow and a blanket.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time
: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sheri Brodie
Fee:
$60.00

  • July 9
  • September 10
  • November 5
  • December 18

 

Breastfeeding Class

Taught by our certified lactation educator, this class helps moms develop the unique skills needed to make breastfeeding a successful and satisfying experience. Topics covered include advantages of breastfeeding and proper breastfeeding techniques. Dads or other support persons are encouraged and welcomed. Bring a doll/stuffed animal.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:30 pm.
Instructor: Sandy Salgado
Fee: $40

  • July 24
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 23
  • November 13
  • December 11

 

Sibling Class

This one-session class is designed for siblings ages 4 to 11. Topics include adjustments to a new baby and helpful hints on becoming a big brother or sister. No limit for number of siblings per class. Bring a doll/stuffed animal.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center Conference Center
Time: Thursday, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Fee:
$25 per family

  • August 21
  • October 9
  • December 4 (Classroom 2)

 

Car Seat Safety

This free class will help expectant parents be ready to bring their baby home from the hospital. The presentation will cover the importance and proper techniques of installing a car seat for your infant or child. CHP officers are available to install your car seat after the presentation. Please be sure to bring a car seat with you.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Fee:
Free

  • July 31
  • September 4
  • November 6

 

MomS 2 MOMS Support Group

Open to mothers and nursing infants of any age.

Fee: Free; No registration required.
Dates
: Sessions offered Mondays and Thursdays
Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon
Location
: Medical Office Building
25485 Medical Center Dr.
Suite 106

 

Pregnancy and Nutrition Class

This class is designed to help new moms take those important first steps in their journey through pregnancy. Information is presented on fetal growth and development, the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy and the nutritional needs of the new mom. Moms and their support coaches are encouraged to attend as early in their pregnancy as they would like.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: Free

  • August 6
  • October 1

 

Childbirth Refresher

This class is designed for parents who have experienced childbirth and want a refresher. It reviews the stages and phases of labor and birth with strong emphasis on breathing and relaxation exercises and use of comfort measures and provides information on sibling adjustment. Bring one pillow and a blanket.

Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $40

  • August 14
  • October 2
  • November 20

newborn care class

This one-time class helps new parents develop the special skills and confidence necessary to care for a newborn. Diapering, bathing and comforting are a few subjects discussed and/or demonstrated. In addition, the educator will cover newborn hospital procedures and common newborn characteristics. Bring a doll/stuffed animal.

Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Fee:
$40

  • July 16
  • August 13
  • September 24
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17