Classes and Events

Childbirth and newborn education

First-time parent? Looking for a refresher before your baby arrives? You can find the right class for you – whether it's childbirth education, prenatal care, new siblings, babysitting, breastfeeding or newborn care.

Traditional Childbirth Education Series

This multi-evening series of classes addresses the third trimester of pregnancy, including labor and birth, medical interventions, vaginal and cesarean birth, the postpartum period, baby care basics and breastfeeding. This series also includes a tour of the obstetrics unit.

The series is free.

To register, please call (877) 566-4660. Or for more information, please call (574) 364-2582.

Weekend Express Childbirth Education Class

This one-day class discusses the third trimester of pregnancy, the labor and birth process, medical interventions, vaginal and cesarean birth, the postpartum period, baby care basics and breastfeeding. Also included is a tour of the OB unit.

The class is free.

To register, please call (877) 566-4660. Or for more information, please call (574) 364-2582.

Sibling Class

This one-hour class is geared to children aged 2 to 10. It’s an interactive presentation on what to expect with a new sibling at home. Children are encouraged to bring a small doll or stuffed animal to class to use to practice diapering and holding a newborn. A short tour of the obstetrics unit and a snack are also included.

To register, please call (877) 566-4660, or for more information, please call (574) 364-2582.

Understanding Birth eClass

This self-paced, childbirth class is designed for expectant parents who are unable to attend an on-site prenatal class.  The topics of labor, comfort measures, vaginal and cesarean delivery, and initial newborn and postpartum care are presented through the use of a comprehensive birth guide and access to on-line videos, animation, interactive quizzes, activities and worksheets.

To order, please call (877) 566-4660, or for more information, please call (574) 364-2582.

Breastfeeding Class

This one-hour class is recommended for expectant parents who are interested in learning more about breastfeeding. Topics explored include how breastfeeding works, latching on and positioning, when to breastfeed and how to know if your baby is receiving enough milk. Breastfeeding resources are included.

To register, please call (877) 566-4660, or for more information, please call (574) 364-2582.

Newborn Care Class

Exploration of the newborn’s first six weeks is the focus of the one-hour Newborn Care Class. In addition to receiving information about eating, sleeping, crying, health and safety for the newborn, class participants will receive mannequin practice with diapering, swaddling, bathing and holding the newborn.

To register, please call (877) 566-4660, or for more information, please call (574) 364-2582.

Triple P Discussion Groups

Triple P Parenting Program is designed to give parents the skills they need to raise confident, healthy children and to build stronger family relationships. Discussion groups are for parents of children up to 12 years old. Each group focuses on one of the following topics: Dealing with Disobedience, Developing Good Bedtime Routines, Managing Fighting and Aggression, and Hassle-free Shopping with Children.

The discussion groups are free for parents.

To register, please click here or call (877) 566-4660. Or for more information, please call (574) 364-2582.

Understanding Breastfeeding eClass

This self-paced class is designed for expectant parents who are unable to attend an on-site class. The topics of how breastfeeding works, latching on and positioning, when to feed your baby, how much is enough, breast care and breastfeeding lifestyle are presented through the use of a comprehensive birth guide and access to on-line videos, animation, interactive quizzes, activities and worksheets.

To order, please call (877) 566-4660, or for more information, please call (574) 364-2582.

Understanding Your Newborn eClass

This self-paced class is designed for expectant parents who are unable to attend an on-site class. The topics of newborn traits, newborn behaviors, crying and comforting, feeding, diapering, bathing, nail care, dressing, newborn health, and newborn safety are presented through the use of a comprehensive birth guide and access to a web app with videos, animations, trackers, checklists and handouts.

To order, please call (877) 566-4660, or for more information, please call (574) 364-2582.