Childbirth and Parenting Classes

Maternity Open House

This fun and informative presentation gives expectant parents a free sneak preview of our maternity services. Nursing staff from Southwest Healthcare System will discuss pre-admission procedures and childbirth options, our Labor/Delivery/ Recovery (LDR) rooms, selecting an obstetrician and family doctor, as well as nursing practices. We offer the open house on the first and second Wednesday and last Saturday of the month. All tours meet in the Rancho Springs Medical Center Administrative Services building located behind the Emergency Department facility. Children are not allowed on Maternity Tours.

Childbirth and Parenting Classes

2016 Dates

Wednesdays: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.   

  • January 6, 13
  • February 3, 10
  • March 2, 9
  • April 6, 13
  • May 4, 11
  • June 1, 8
  • July 6, 13
  • August 3, 10
  • September 7, 14
  • October 5, 12
  • November 2, 9
  • December 7, 14
Saturdays: 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 1 – 2:30 p.m.   

  • January 30
  • February 27
  • March 26
  • April 30
  • May 28
  • June 25
  • July 30
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 29
  • November 19
  • December 17

Or call 1-800-879-1020 to reserve your space.

Maternity Education Calendar 2016

Registration Required For All Classes

To Register Please Call Direct Doctors Plus 1-800-879-1020

Childbirth Preparation Complete Series (Three Weeks)

A highly recommended course for first time moms and their coaches. This full preparation class teaches expectant parents how to meet the challenges of childbirth with confidence. It covers an array of topics including the stages and phases of labor and delivery, hospital procedures, medication options, cesarean birth and postpartum adjustment. In addition, Lamaze breathing, relaxation and comfort techniques are taught and practiced to give parents the tools to deal with the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of the labor process.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sandy Salgado
Fee: $100

  • January 14, 21, 28
  • February 11, 18, 25
  • March 3, 10, 17
  • April 5, 12, 19
  • May 3, 10, 17
  • June 7, 9, 14

Childbirth Preparation Express

This one-time 3.5 hour class provides basic information on the labor and birth process with time for breathing and relaxation practice. A Birth Relaxation DVD is included for continued practice at home. Bring one pillow and a blanket. Due to the early start time of this class, plenty of snacks are included to accommodate those coming straight from work.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sheri Brodie
Fee: $60

  • January 18
  • February 16
  • March 31
  • April 28
  • May 26
  • June 23

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sheri Brodie
Fee: $60

  • January 9
  • February 6
  • March 19
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 4

Breastfeeding Class

Taught by our certified lactation educator, this class helps moms and their support person develop the skills needed to make breastfeeding a successful and satisfying experience. Topics covered include advantages of breastfeeding and proper breastfeeding techniques. Dads and/or other support persons are encouraged and welcomed. Bring a doll/stuffed animal.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sandy Salgado
Fee: $40

  • January 19
  • February 22
  • March 15
  • April 21
  • May 16
  • June 16

Sibling Class

This one-session class is designed for siblings ages four to 11 who will soon welcome a new little brother or sister into their family. Bring a doll/stuffed animal.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Fee: $25 per family

  • January 12
  • March 1
  • May 5
  • June 20 (5:30 to 9 p.m.)

Childbirth Refresher

This class is designed for parents who have experienced childbirth and want a refresher. It reviews the stages and phases of labor and birth with strong emphasis on breathing and relaxation exercises and use of comfort measures and provides information on sibling adjustment. Bring one pillow and a blanket.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $40

  • January 25
  • March 8
  • May 9
  • June 13 (6 to 9:30 p.m.)

Newborn Care

This one-time class helps new parents develop the special skills and confidence necessary to care for a newborn. The educator will cover common newborn characteristics, hospital procedures, diapering, bathing and baby calming techniques. A question/answer time will give parents the opportunity to address concerns ranging from procedures to immunizations. Bring a doll/stuffed animal.

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Fee: $40

  • January 7
  • February 9
  • March 22
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • June 21


Taught by a former labor doula, this one time class allows expectant parents to spend 2 hours practicing labor comfort techniques. Emphasis is placed on breathing, relaxation, massage, and the use of a variety of focal points. The class includes a "comfort kit" which includes a relaxation DVD, and a selection of relaxation tools for labor. Wear comfortable clothes and bring 2 pillows, lotion, a blanket, and an item from the babies room (stuffed animal/toy).

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Sheri Brodie
Fee: $40

  • March 24
  • May 19

Bed rest, Pregnancy & Special Needs Classes

Call Direct Doctors Plus at 1-800-879-1020 for more information.

After Baby Arrives Lactation Support

After the birth of a baby, moms may need some help and encouragement with breastfeeding. Moms and babies will receive hands-on help and instruction from Sandy Salgado, a certified breastfeeding specialist with 23+ years of experience. Moms will walk away with new ideas and techniques to improve their own breastfeeding success. Contact Sandy Salgado at 951-440-8428 for more details.

Dates: Thursdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES AND TOURS. To register, call 1-800-879-1020. Maternity classes at Rancho Springs Medical Center, unless otherwise noted, take place at: 25520 Medical Center Drive Administrative Services Building

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