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Expectant Parent & Family Education (Pregnancy & Childbirth)

Breastfeeding Support Group

All moms and babies are welcome to come together to allow breastfeeding mothers to support each other through the sharing of their unique breastfeeding journeys and experiences while receiving support from a certified lactation consultant. This group is designed to help moms gain confidence in breastfeeding through friendship and encouragement. This group will meet on the 2nd floor in the Mike and Beverly Faas Classroom. Registration required.

Newborn Care Class

Taking your baby home and the first six weeks are exciting. Let us help you prepare!

This class will help new parents feel more confident, comfortable and prepared for the first six weeks of baby’s life. It’s also ideal for parents who are adopting a newborn. You’ll enjoy the hands-on stations to practice real-life scenarios, as well as great discussion that includes practical tips. Topics include: newborn appearance, senses and brain development, understanding baby’s communication cues, why babies cry and how to comfort them, feeding your baby, diapering, bathing, sleeping, keeping baby healthy and safe, and more! We recommend that you take this class in addition to the Childbirth Class.

*This class is $35 and is directly billed to your insurance. Your insurance will not be billed until after you have completed this class series. You are responsible for any balance not covered by insurance. If you have questions regarding insurance coverage, please contact your insurance company directly. They may ask for a diagnostic or procedure code: Newborn Care (Parenting) Class (S9444).

Traditional Childbirth Class

We can help you feel more confident about having a positive birth experience. Childbirth classes help you build trust in your body’s ability to give birth. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss any concerns about labor and birth with the instructor and other expectant couples. Your partner will learn how to support you on the big day – and attending together will create a special bond.

This class is a 3-part series.

Learn about what matters most:

  • Am I in labor? What will it really be like?
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Comfort measure and pain relief options
  • Empowering partners to provide support
  • Cesarean birth basics
  • Early postpartum self-care

Our classes offer interactive learning, hands on practice with techniques and realistic videos.

* This class is $90 and is directly billed to your insurance. Your insurance will not be billed until after you have completed this class series. You are responsible for any balance not covered by insurance. If you have questions regarding insurance coverage, please contact your insurance company directly. They may ask for a diagnostic or procedure code: Childbirth Class (S9442) or (V 221).

Breastfeeding Support Group

All moms and babies are welcome to come together to allow breastfeeding mothers to support each other through the sharing of their unique breastfeeding journeys and experiences while receiving support from a certified lactation consultant. This group is designed to help moms gain confidence in breastfeeding through friendship and encouragement. This group will meet on the 2nd floor in the Mike and Beverly Faas Classroom. Registration required.

Breastfeeding Class

If you’re curious about breastfeeding or worried about how it will go, this class is a great place to start! This class is taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who has helped with breastfeeding in West Michigan for many years, both in the hospitals and out in the community. She will help you see and experience the beauty of breastfeeding – it’s normal, natural, and healthy! This class will cover the emotional and physical benefits of breastfeeding, mother and baby nutrition, practical “how-tos,” nursing as a working mother, and so much more. This class is for you and your support person – partners are encouraged to attend!

If you own a breast pump, please bring it to this class.

* This class is $25 and is directly billed to your insurance. Your insurance will not be billed until after you have completed this class. You are responsible for any balance not covered by insurance. If you have questions regarding insurance coverage, please contact your insurance company directly. They may ask for a diagnostic or procedure code: Breastfeeding Class (S9443).

Breastfeeding Support Group

All moms and babies are welcome to come together to allow breastfeeding mothers to support each other through the sharing of their unique breastfeeding journeys and experiences while receiving support from a certified lactation consultant. This group is designed to help moms gain confidence in breastfeeding through friendship and encouragement. This group will meet on the 2nd floor in the Mike and Beverly Faas Classroom. Registration required.

Breastfeeding Support Group

All moms and babies are welcome to come together to allow breastfeeding mothers to support each other through the sharing of their unique breastfeeding journeys and experiences while receiving support from a certified lactation consultant. This group is designed to help moms gain confidence in breastfeeding through friendship and encouragement. This group will meet on the 2nd floor in the Mike and Beverly Faas Classroom. Registration required.

Infant CPR and First Aid Class

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what to do if your baby or child is choking or stops breathing. This life-saving course includes demonstration, hands-on practice, and discussion of CPR, choking rescue and first aid. Parents, grandparents, and anyone caring for your baby or child are highly encouraged to take this class!

NOTE: This class uses American Heart Association (AHA) resources, but this is NOT a certification class. The AHA uses the following guidelines: Infant is 1 year or less of age, Child is 1 year of age up until puberty. CPR is different for infants versus children.

Breastfeeding Support Group

All moms and babies are welcome to come together to allow breastfeeding mothers to support each other through the sharing of their unique breastfeeding journeys and experiences while receiving support from a certified lactation consultant. This group is designed to help moms gain confidence in breastfeeding through friendship and encouragement. This group will meet on the 2nd floor in the Mike and Beverly Faas Classroom. Registration required.

Traditional Childbirth Class

We can help you feel more confident about having a positive birth experience. Childbirth classes help you build trust in your body’s ability to give birth. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss any concerns about labor and birth with the instructor and other expectant couples. Your partner will learn how to support you on the big day – and attending together will create a special bond.

This class is a 3-part series.

Learn about what matters most:

  • Am I in labor? What will it really be like?
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • Comfort measure and pain relief options
  • Empowering partners to provide support
  • Cesarean birth basics
  • Early postpartum self-care

Our classes offer interactive learning, hands on practice with techniques and realistic videos.

* This class is $90 and is directly billed to your insurance. Your insurance will not be billed until after you have completed this class series. You are responsible for any balance not covered by insurance. If you have questions regarding insurance coverage, please contact your insurance company directly. They may ask for a diagnostic or procedure code: Childbirth Class (S9442) or (V 221).