Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care and More

Learn about classes offered at Rancho Springs Medical Center: 

Maternity Information Class

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. 

Wednesdays: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
  • January 4, 11
  • February 1, 8 
  • March 1, 8
  • April 5, 12
  • May 3,10 
  • June 7, 14
  • July 5, 12
  • August 2, 9 
  • September 6, 13
  • October 6, 13
  • November 1, 8
  • December 6, 13
Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
  • January 21
  • February 25
  • March 25
  • April 29
  • May 27
  • June 24
  • July 29
  • August 26 
  • September 30
  • October 30
  • November 25
  • December 30
 

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Or call 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.

2017 Dates (7:00 – 9:30 p.m)
  • January 10,12,17
  • February 9, 16, 23
  • March 14, 16, 21
  • April 4, 6, 11
  • May 16, 23, 25
  • June 1, 6, 8

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Instructor: Sandy Salgado, LCCE,CLE 
Fee: $100

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Or call Call Direct Doctors Plus 1-800-879-1020


Childbirth Preparation Express (Saturday Morning)

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. 

2017 Dates (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m)
  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 4
  • April 8
  • May 6
  • June 10 

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Instructor: Sheri Brodie, RN, CCE 
Fee: $60

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Or call Call Direct Doctors Plus 1-800-879-1020


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.

2017 Dates (7:00 – 9:30 p.m.)
  • January 24
  • February 21
  • March 23
  • April 18
  • May 18
  • June 13

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Instructor: Sandy Salgado, LCCE,CLE 
Fee: $40

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Or call Call Direct Doctors Plus 1-800-879-1020


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.

2017 Dates (6:30 – 7:45 p.m.)
  • February 7
  • March 30 
  • May 24

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Fee: $25 per family

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Or call Call Direct Doctors Plus 1-800-879-1020


Newborn Care

This class helps parents develop the special skills and confidence necessary to care for their newborn. The educator will cover common newborn characteristics, hospital procedures, diapering, bathing, home readiness and baby calming techniques. Also featured is a special presentation by a Rancho Springs pediatrician, with Q&A, on what you can expect while in the hospital. Bring a doll or teddy bear.

2017 Dates (7:00 – 9:30 p.m.)
  • January 23
  • February 13
  • March 20
  • April 24
  • May 22
  • June 19 

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Instructor: Sheri Brodie, RN, CCE 
Fee: $40

Register online >

Or call Call Direct Doctors Plus 1-800-879-1020


Comfort-for-Labor

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 two  pillows, lotion, a blanket, and an item from the babies room (stuffed animal/toy).

2017 Dates (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
  • January 30
  • March 27

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Instructor: Sheri Brodie, RN, CCE 
Fee: $40

Register online >

Or call Call Direct Doctors Plus 1-800-879-1020


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.

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

Contact Sandy Salgado, LCCE,CLE at 951-440-8428 to schedule and appointment. 

If you need a referral to a Ob/Gyn or other physician at Rancho Springs Medical Center, call our free Direct Doctors Plus® referral service at 1-800-879-1020.