LifeCare Prenatal Class offerings and details are listed below. Please register for these FREE classes at your earliest convenience.
Questions? Contact Victoria Forkin at (218) 463-2500 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the prenatal classes or to schedule a tour.
FREE Early Pregnancy 1-1 Education
Take advantage of a FREE, 1-1 Early Pregnancy Education session with a Public Health Nurse. Open to all pregnant mothers, ideally in the first trimester. We’ll answer your questions and you will learn best practices in how to have a healthy pregnancy. This is a complimentary service LifeCare offers all area moms. Contact LifeCare Medical Center Public Health at 463-3211, Ext. 4171 to schedule your session.
For more information about your pregnancy or class options, call the Prenatal Education Program (PEP) (218) 463-3211, ext. 4171
2023 Prenatal Classes Offerings
It is recommended that the Childbirth and Parenting class be taken during the fifth or sixth month of pregnancy in order for you to have time to practice the breathing and relaxation exercises. This will also give you time to discuss concerns and plans for your labor and delivery with your doctor well before your baby is due to be born.
Preparing for Childbirth
This is a two night course. You will learn signs of labor, stages of labor, positioning and comfort measures. Unexpected outcomes will be discussed. A tour of the birthing center will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat and/or birthing ball if you would like.
January 9th and 16th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
April 3rd and 10th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
July 31st and August 7th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
October 2nd and 9th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Caring for Your Newborn
This class covers the basics of newborn cares, growth and development, first days in the hospital, and baby safety. You will also learn about the community resources available to you.
January 23rd | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
April 17th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
August 14th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
October 16th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Breastfeeding Basics & Daddy Boot Camp
Parents will arrive and will each attend their own class.
— Moms | Like any new skill, breastfeeding takes knowledge and practice to be successful. You will learn the medical advantages of breastfeeding, the benefits of skin to skin, feeding tips for the first week of baby’s life, positioning and latching on techniques, and how fathers and others can support mother and baby. Breastfeeding mothers and infants are welcome to attend.
— Dads | New dads will learn how to ‘hit the ground crawling’ when their first baby arrives and head in the right direction to forming a family with the new addition. We’ll answer all your new-dad questions!
January 30th | 6:00-8:30 p.m.
April 24th | 6:00-8:30 p.m.
August 21st | 6:00-8:30 p.m.
October 23rd | 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Bringing Home Baby
Have you ever tried to install a car seat into a vehicle? Do you know how a newborn baby should be placed in their car seat? Four out of five car seats are used incorrectly, and we want to assure that you are transporting your “precious cargo” safely after your delivery. This class is designed for expectant parents, grandparents, or caretakers of newborn babies. We would encourage you to take the class prior to delivery. If you already have purchased a car seat, feel free to bring it with and we will provide hands-on training on how to properly install the car seat into your vehicle.
February 6th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
May 1st | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
August 28th| 6:00-9:00 p.m.
October 30th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Please meet in the ER lobby on the first night of class. Your instructor will show you to the Auxiliary Room.