Prenatal Classes

The Maternal/Child nursing staff at St Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario holds the following Prenatal Classes:

Childbirth Classes/Refresher Class

Five classes prepare you and your support person for labor and the birth of your child. Relaxation and coaching techniques are presented. A tour of the maternity floor will be given which will familiarize you as to what to expect during your hospital stay. Characteristics and care of the newborn, including breastfeeding will be presented at the final class.

Length: Once a week for five weeks

When to Attend: Seventh-eighth month of pregnancy

Fee: $30.00, payable with registration

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm, Tuesday evening

Where: Classrooms located on ground floor at St Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario

Dates: Please check with St Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario OB Department

Breastfeeding Class

This class is combined with the last class of each childbirth class series. It will help you to get a great beginning with your baby.

Sibling Class

Mom’s pregnancy can be a source of new feelings for your children. This class is offered for children between the ages of 3 and 10. It will help them to explore their feelings about mom’s pregnancy and the upcoming arrival of their new brother/sister. Each child may bring their favorite doll or stuffed animal to use for demonstrating how to hold and wrap a new baby.

Refresher & Sibling Class Schedule

Length: One evening

When to Attend: Eighth month of pregnancy

Fee: Free

Time: 6:00 -7:00 pm, Wednesday, except January Class (Monday)

Where: St Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario Conference Room, ground floor of the hospital

Dates: Contact St Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario OB Department

(No classes in July or September)

If you have any questions, call St Alphonsus – Ontario OB Department at (541) 881-7310