Childbirth and Parenting Classes

Childbirth and Parenting Classes

Maternity Open House

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

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


Maternity Education Calendar 2015 

Registration Required For All Classes

To Register Please Call Direct Doctors Plus 1-800-879-1020

Childbirth Preparation (Three Week Series)

A highly recommended course for first time moms and their coaches. This three week class meets once a week to teach expectant parents how to meet the challenges of childbirth with confidence. It covers an array of topics including the stages of labor and delivery, hospital procedures, medication options, cesarean birth and postpartum adjustment. In addition, various breathing, relaxation and comfort techniques are taught and practiced to give parents the tools to deal with the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of the labor process.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Sandy Salgado
Fee: $100

  • February 26
  • March 5, 12, 17, 24, 31
  • April 16, 23, 30
  • May 5, 12, 19
  • June 2, 9, 16


Childbirth Preparation (One Day)

This one day childbirth class covers the same material as the three week series at an accelerated pace. Good for expectant parents whose schedules cannot accommodate a full series. A FULL Lunch, Snacks, and Relaxation DVD Included. Bring one pillow and a blanket.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $120

Instructor: Sheri Brodie

  • February 7
  • March 21
  • May 16
  • June 27

Instructor: Sandy Salgado

  • January 17


Childbirth Preparation Express

This one-time 3.5 hour class is a condensed version of the Childbirth Prep One Day. It provides basic information on the labor and birth process with time for breathing and relaxation practice. A Birth Relaxation DVD is included for continued practice at home. Bring one pillow and a blanket. Due to the early start time of this class plenty of snacks are included to accommodate those coming straight from work.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sheri Brodie
Fee: $60

  • January 8
  • January 28
  • February 25
  • April 8
  • June 3


Breastfeeding Class

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center

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

Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sandy Salgado
Fee: $40

  • January 15
  • March 3
  • April7
  • May 14
  • June11

Sibling Class

This one-session class is designed for siblings ages 4 to 11 who will soon welcome a new little brother or sister into their family. Bring a doll/stuffed animal. Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center

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

  • January 7
  • March 26
  • May 26

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.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

  • January 20
  • March 4
  • May 21

Newborn Care

This one-time class helps new parents develop the special skills and confidence necessary to care for a newborn. The educator will cover common newborn characteristics, hospital procedures, diapering, bathing and baby calming techniques. A question/answer time will give parents the opportunity to address concerns ranging from procedures to immunizations. Bring a doll/stuffed animal.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $40

  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March11
  • April 22
  • May 20
  • June 10

Journey Though Pregnancy

This class is designed to help new moms take those important first steps in their journey though pregnancy. Information is presented on fetal growth and development as well as the physical and emotional changes that come with pregnancy. Moms and her support coaches are encouraged to attend as early in their pregnancy as they would like.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sherie Brodie
Fee: $10 per family

  • January 21
  • March 19
  • May 13


Comfort For Labor

Taught by a former labor doula, this one time class allows expectant parents to spend 2 hours practicing labor comfort techniques. Emphasis is placed on breathing, relaxation, massage, and the use of a variety of focal points. The class includes a "comfort kit" which includes a relaxation DVD, and a selection od relaxation tools for labor. Wear comfortable clothes and bring 2 pillows, lotion, a blanket, and an item from the babies room (stuffed animal/toy).

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Sheri Brodie
Fee: $40

  • February 19
  • April 15
  • June 18


Bed rest Pregnancy & Special Needs Classes

Call Direct Doctors Plus at 1-800-879-1020 for more information.


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Murrieta, CA 92562

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