Pregnancy, Childbirth & Breastfeeding

Registration is required for all classes. Class dates and fees are subject to change. Register by calling 661‑726‑6210.

Class fees, where applicable, are due upon registration.

All classes take place in the Alpha Charter Guild Education and Breastfeeding Center located in the Women & Infants Pavilion.

New Parent Tour
What to expect, including visiting guidelines and hours, pre-registration information, cafeteria, Baby-Friendly guidelines, triage, labor & delivery, postpartum room and NICU.
Class Fee: FREE (Must call to reserve a space)
Dates: Every Tuesday
Time: 6 ‑ 7 p.m.

Childbirth Preparation Class (four‑week series)
Understanding pregnancy, including pre-term labor, how to time contractions, relaxation focalization, breathing, massage, pushing, stages of labor, medical interventions, postpartum care and more.
Class Fee: $150 per couple
Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 6:30 ‑ 9 p.m.

All-Day Childbirth Preparation Class
Same as Childbirth Preparation Class above, but offered in one day rather than over four weeks.
Class Fee: $150 per couple
Dates: Second Saturday of every month
Time: 8 a.m. ‑ 4:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding Class for the Expectant Parent
Benefits of breastfeeding, advantages for mom & baby, positioning, latching, hunger cues, supply & demand, how to tell if baby is getting enough milk, waking a sleepy baby, concerns, back to work/school, pumping & storage, breastfeeding support resources.
Class Fee: $25 per couple
Dates: Third Thursday of every month (English) and First Monday of every Month (Spanish)
Time: 6:30 ‑ 9 p.m.

Welcome Home Baby
Newborn at birth, daily care of newborn, bathing, choosing a pediatrician, signs of dehydration, keeping baby safe (SIDS prevention), dealing with anger & frustration, benefits of breastfeeding, supplies needed for baby.
Class Fee: $35 per couple ($25 when combined with the Childbirth Preparation Class)
Dates: Last Thursday of every month
Time: 6:30 ‑ 9 p.m.


Class Registration