Childbirth & Parenting Classes

Register for Childbirth & Parenting Classes online. Each individual class registration is for the expectant mother and her primary partner. If you have any questions, please email Perinatal Education or call (626) 397-8768.

We recommend couples sign up for classes by the fifth month and begin attending classes by the seventh month of pregnancy. All couples should complete classes one month prior to the baby's due date.

Core Education Classes

Click on each class title to view the class schedule and register.

Childbirth Preparation

This 3-part series addresses signs of labor, when to go to the hospital, the process of labor, pain medications, cesarean birth and the role of the labor partner. Classes are available weeknights and weekends.

Infant Care

This 2-part series investigates bath-time, diapering, how to calm a fussy baby, recognizing signs of illness and newborn behavior. Classes are available weeknights and weekends.

Breastfeeding Basics

Expectant mothers and fathers learn about nursing positions, attachment, milk supply and how to know the baby is getting enough.

CPR

CPR class is for parents and caregivers of infants and children. It teaches CPR, obstructed airway procedures for infants and children and discusses safety issues.

Baby and Me

This fun class includes song-time with baby, parachute play, and bubble-time. There is group discussion on a wide variety of baby and parent-related topics. The baby should be between the ages of 8 weeks and 9 months to participate in this class.

Breastfeeding Support Group

The Breastfeeding Support Group is a weekly support group open to nursing or pumping mothers and babies (adult family members may occasionally attend). These meetings allow you to track your baby's weight and discuss issues related to breastfeeding. The meeting is facilitated by a board-certified lactation consultant.

Click here for the full schedule of classes.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Please contact us in writing for class cancellations. Email a cancellation request to: Perinatal Education or fax the request to: (626) 397-2923.

  • We must receive your cancellation request in writing, 72 hours before a given class is scheduled to begin to issue a refund. If you're registered for a two-class series, the cancellation must be received 72 hours before the first class in the series.
  • If you are rescheduling, please cancel the original class selection in writing and sign up for a new class selection online.
  • Please note: There is a $10.00 administrative fee for each class cancelled, rescheduled or changed to another date. No refunds are given after the date of a class.
  • If the Perinatal Health Education department cancels a class, you will be notified, and the full fee will be refunded.

Unfortunately, we do not allow anyone to attend a class without pre-registration and pre-payment. Attending class without pre-registration and pre-payment may result in the instructor asking you to leave as there may be no space available in the class. Payment for the class is a requirement.

Special Needs

If you require special attention while attending our classes or have additional questions, please contact us directly by email at Perinatal Education or call (626) 397-8768.

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