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Childbirth Education Classes Offer Expecting Parents Information and Support


CLEARLAKE, CA – The St. Helena Family Health Center – Clearlake is helping families ensure a great beginning by offering free Childbirth Education Classes for expecting parents. The next four-week series begins Thursday, February 4, with additional classes scheduled throughout the year.

The classes are built to help parents feel at ease as they approach the birth experience. Childbirth educators teach parents about labor and postpartum care. There are opportunities to discuss options for managing labor with other expectant parents. The classes are a great place to ask questions and to make friends, and even schedule future playdates. 

Many mothers find the classes a great way to truly know what to expect while they’re expecting. “I want mothers to know they have our complete support and to feel completely prepared when their babies arrive,” shares Kari Donley, the Bright Start Educator at the Family Health Center – Clearlake. “We’re here to support them as their family grows!”

Classes are on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. and run for four weeks. The Childbirth Education Class series is offered every two months. The next start date is Thursday, February 4. Additional classes begin April 7, June 2, August 4, October 6 and December 1.

Following the arrival of their little one, mothers and their new babies are invited to continue learning and connecting with fellow parents at the New Mommies Group hosted by the St. Helena Family Health Center – Clearlake. Each Thursday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. mothers can interact with other new moms, make friends and get support. Snacks are provided.

Childbirth Education Classes and the New Mommies Group are free of charge and open to all.

To register for Childbirth Education Classes, call 707.995.4594. The classes and New Mommies Group are held at the Family Health Center – Clearlake Group Activity Room at 15230 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake.


St. Helena Hospital is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 31,000 includes more than 22,350 employees; 4,800 medical staff physicians; and 3,850 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 20 hospitals, more than 275 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. Adventist Health ranked #10 in Becker's list of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the U.S. for 2015.  Visit for more information.