This 4 week series of classes provides the expectant mother and her coach with the knowledge and support necessary for a prepared and positive birth experience.
The classes include information on the third trimester of pregnancy, natural comfort methods, potential medical procedures during labor, medical pain management options, information on cesarean section, a comprehensive Birthing Center tour, and what to expect during childbirth recovery.
INfant care basics
This one time class provides information and tips on caring for your newborn. Topics include: routine hospital procedures after birth, safe sleep practices, bathing, feeding, diapering, swaddling, calming a fussy baby and more in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. We will practice with life sized dolls!
Baby Safe infant cpr
An essential course for parents, Baby Safe covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid for choking, and child safety for newborns to infants twelve months of age. Classes are held in the Dignity Health Women and Children's Education Center 116 S. Palisade Dr. Suite 304, Santa Maria.
big brother/sister class
During this fun and informative class for children ages 3-6 and their parents, big brothers and sisters learn about life at home with a new baby and what to expect when visiting a new baby in the hospital. A video presentation and story are included. Children must be at least 3 and 1/2 years to attend.
great start breastfeeding basics
This one time class is ideal for first time parents or as a refresher for parents expecting again. Topics include: the benefits of breastfeeding, infant hunger cues, breastfeeding positions, attaining an effective latch, working while breastfeeing and much more! Partners are encouraged to attend. Please register each person planning to attend. Class is located in the Women and Children's Education Center at 116 S. Palisade Drive suite 304, Santa Maria
birthing center tour
A free Tour of our beautiful Birthing Center is offered on the third Thursday of the month for expectant parents not taking the Childbirth Preparation Class.
Please meet in the main lobby of Marian Regional Medical Center (South Palisade Entrance) at 4:00pm for this comprehensive Tour.
Are you having a scheduled cesarean birth at Marian? If so, we are now offering a free tour of the birthing center dedicated to your needs! Join us on selected Tuesdays to ask questions and learn valuable information for the day of your surgery.
*If you have been deemed a ‘high risk’ mother I, Alexandra Klein, strongly suggest taking a cesarean tour. The more information you have the more prepared you can be.