Prenatal Classes

Fees & Payment

$10 for each individual class


Contact Dawn Hedlund, Wellness Coordinator at (218) 463-4773 or 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

2017 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 2nd and 9th 6:00 – 9:00 pm
April 3rd and 10th 6:00 – 9:00 pm
August 7th and 14th 6:00 – 9:00 pm
October 2nd and 9th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Breastfeeding Basics

Like any new skill, breastfeeding takes a 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.

January 16th 6:30 – 8:30pm
April 17th 6:30 – 8:30pm
August 21st 6:30 – 8:30pm
October 16th 6:30 – 8:30pm

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 receive information about immunizations and proper car seat use. You will also learn about the community resources available to you.

January 23rd 6:30 – 9:00pm
April 24th 6:30 – 9:00pm
August 28th 6:30 – 9:00pm
October 23rd 6:30 – 9:00pm

Training for New Dads

Becoming a new parent requires commitment from both mom and dad. Training for New Dads enables fathers to “hit the ground crawling” when their first baby arrives and head in the right direction to forming a family with the new addition.

January 30th 6:30 – 9:00pm
May 1st 6:30 – 9:00pm
July 31st 6:30 – 9:00pm
October 30th 6:30 – 9:00pm

Want to download the brochure/registration form? Click here.

Preparing for Childbirth

  • January 2nd & 9th – 6:30 – 9:00pm
  • April 3rd & 10th – 6:30 – 9:00pm
  • August 7th & 14th – 6:30 – 9:00pm
  • October 2nd & 9th – 6:30 – 9:00pm

Breastfeeding Basics

  • January 16th- 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • April 17th- 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • August 21st- 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • October 16th- 6:30 – 8:30pm

Caring for Your Newborn

  • January 23rd- 6:30 – 9:00pm
  • April 24th- 6:30 – 9:00pm
  • August 28th- 6:30 – 9:00pm
  • October 23rd- 6:30 – 9:00pm

Please meet in the ER lobby on the first night of class. Your instructor will show you to the Auxiliary Room.

  • Registration can be completed online below. For more information, view the brochure.

  • FEES

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  • American Express

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