maternity care

Childbirth and Breastfeeding Classes

The class includes:

Childbirth classes focus on preparing the expecting mother and her support person for their upcoming labor and delivery experience. Childbirth classes are held on the first, second and third Wednesday of each month, taught by our experienced and trained Hanford Birth Center registered nurses (RNs). The fourth Wednesday of the month, and final class of the series, is the Breastfeeding Class taught by our birth center Certified Lactation Consultant, who is also an RN.

When: Monthly on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Fee: $40 one-time fee/per couple (Financial assistance available)
Location: Adventist Health Hanford, Board Room
Enter through the Hanford Birth Center main lobby

To register call Hanford Birth Center Education Department at (559) 537-1808. Registration required before the first week of class.

The class includes:

  • Week One: Introductions, pregnancy, stages of labor & natural labor including birth ball/positions
  • Week Two: Pain management & medical interventions with childbirth
  • Week Three: Postpartum care for mom, newborn care (including swaddling/diapering)
  • Week Four: Breastfeeding

The goal of the series of classes is to provide education to help the parents with building confidence in the birth process. Different coping styles are explored, as well as interventions, choices, and possible unexpected medical needs. Come and learn! No matter what your vision may be, it will be covered in class.