Prenatal Classes – all classes are free!
Contact Dawn Hedlund, Wellness Coordinator at (218) 463-4773 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
2021 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 4th and 11th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
April 5th and 12th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
August 2nd and 9th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
October 4th and 11th | 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 receive information about immunizations and proper car seat use. You will also learn about the community resources available to you.
January 18th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
April 19th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
August 16th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
October 18th | 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 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.
— 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 25th | 6:00-8:30 p.m.
April 26th | 6:00-8:30 p.m.
August 23rd | 6:00-8:30 p.m.
October 25th | 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Please meet in the ER lobby on the first night of class. Your instructor will show you to the Auxiliary Roo