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Education & Breastfeeding Center

At the Antelope Valley Hospital Alpha Charter Guild Education and Breastfeeding Center (EBC), we provide the guidance and expertise you need before, during and after the birth of your baby. The EBC, which is located inside the Women & Infants Pavilion, offers an array of programs and classes for parents‑to‑be as well as new parents.

To schedule a free tour of the Women & Infants Pavilion, call 661‑726‑6210.

 Childbirth Education

Childbirth preparation classes prepare the new mother and her coach for labor and delivery, postpartum and the early parenting experience. Information includes physical and emotional preparation for birth, signs and symptoms of labor, relaxation techniques, anesthesia options and more.

Classes are held monthly and can be taken over four consecutive Wednesday evenings or on a Saturday for eight hours. The $150 class fee, which is due upon registration, covers the pregnant mother and her support person. Fees can be paid by cash or credit/debit card.

We suggest you make reservations early in your pregnancy as classes tend to fill rapidly. You should plan to attend the class in your seventh month of pregnancy and end three to four weeks before your due date.

Call 661‑726‑6210 for upcoming dates and to register.

 Newborn Care

The Welcome Home Baby class covers newborn characteristics, diapering, feeding, bathing and safe sleeping among other topics. When combined with the Childbirth Preparation course, the fee for this class is only $25. It can be taken on its own for $35. It is offered on the last Thursday of the month. Call 661‑726‑6210 for upcoming dates and to register.

 Breastfeeding Support & Assistance

Breastfeeding is the number one way to insure a healthy start to your baby’s life. As a Baby‑Friendly Facility, AV Hospital is committed to supporting every new mother in achieving her breastfeeding goals.

Breastfeeding Class
The EBC Breast is Best class, which is offered for $25, helps participants understand:

  • The amazing benefits to mother and baby of breastfeeding
  • Signs of a correct latch
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough milk
  • Benefits of bonding and skin-to- skin contact
  • And more!

Lactation Services
The EBC has a team of certified lactation consultants who provide education about breastfeeding, support to lactating mothers and their babies, and tips for returning to work while breastfeeding. To schedule an appointment with a lactation consultant, call 661-726- 6210. The first visit is $40, and follow-up visits are $25.

Other Breastfeeding Resources
The EBC also offers:

  • Breasts pump rentals and sales
  • Breast pump replacement parts
  • Breastfeeding accessories, including nursing bras
  • Referrals to other community resources


 

Alpha Charter Guild EBC
Is located in the lobby of the
Women & Infants Pavilion
44155 15th Street West
Lancaster

(located at the back of the hospital campus)

Hours of operation:
Monday‑Friday 10 a.m. ‑ 3 p.m.