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.

2016 Dates

NEW DATE ADDED: Friday, August 26 • 7 p.m.

Wednesdays: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 

  • 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. 

  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 29
  • November 19
  • December 17
Childbirth and Parenting Classes
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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 Classes)

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

  • August 15, 22, 29
  • September 8, 13, 15
  • October 10, 17, 24
  • November 1, 8, 15
  • December 1, 6, 8

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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

  • August 25
  • September 29
  • October 27
  • December 19

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

  • August 13
  • September 10
  • October 15
  • November 5
  • December 10

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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

  • August 23
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 17
  • December 12

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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

  • August 31
  • October 11
  • November 28

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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

  • August 16
  • October 19
  • November 30

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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

  • August 18
  • September 6
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 15

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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

  • September 22
  • November 3

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Bed Rest, Pregnancy and 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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