Childbirth and Parenting Classes

Maternity Open House

Childbirth and Parenting ClassesThis 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. We offer the open house on the second Wednesday and last Saturday of the month. We meet in the Rancho Springs Medical Center Administrative Services building located behind the Emergency Department facility. Children under 10 are not allowed in the open house.

2015 Dates

Wednesdays: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 9

Saturdays: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

  • January 31
  • February 28
  • March 28
  • April 25
  • May 30
  • June 27
  • July 25
  • August 29
  • September 26
  • October 31
  • November 28
  • December 6


Childbirth Preparation

Weeknight Series
A highly recommended course for first-time moms and their partners, this three-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
: 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday Classes Instructor: Sandy Salgado

One-Day Class, Saturday

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fee: $120 full lunch, snacks, and relaxation DVD included. Bring one pillow and one blanket.
Instructor: Sheri Brodie


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.
Sheri Brodie
Fee: $60.00


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
: Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:30 pm.
Instructor: Sandy Salgado
Fee: $40


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
: Thursday, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Fee: $25 per family


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 p.m.


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
: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Fee: Free

  • Look for classes in 2015


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  – 9:30 p.m.


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  – 9:30 p.m.

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Southwest Healthcare System is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.     

Inland Valley Medical Center

36485 Inland Valley Drive
Wildomar, CA 92595

Rancho Springs Medical Center
25500 Medical Center Drive
Murrieta, CA 92562

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