Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Newborn Care and More

Learn about the childbirth classes offered at Rancho Springs Medical Center: 

The Family Birth Place Q&A with Tour

This fun and informative presentation gives expectant parents a free sneak preview of our Family Birth Center. Get all your questions answered regarding our services. Classes fill up quickly so register early! Register once per couple. Classes last about 1.5 hours and include a tour.

View dates and register online

Or call 1-800-879-1020.


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 class on the first and second Wednesday and last Saturday of the month. All classes meet in the Rancho Springs Medical Center Administrative Services building located behind the Emergency Department facility. Children are not allowed in the class. 

 Wednesdays (2018): 7 – 8:30 p.m.

  • July 4, 11
  • August 1, 8
  • September 5, 12
  • October 3, 10
  • November 7, 14
  • December 5, 12
Saturdays (2018): 10 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 2:30 p.m.
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 29
  • October 27
  • November 24
  • December 29
 

Register online

Or call 1-800-879-1020.


Childbirth Preparation Series

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.

2019 Dates

Weekend Class Schedule: Friday 7 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. 1 p.m.

  • January 11, 12
  • March 1, 2
  • May 3, 4
  • July 12, 13
  • September 20, 21
  • November 8, 9

Weeknight Class Schedule: 7 9:30 p.m.

  • February 5, 7, 12
  • April 2, 4, 9
  • June 4, 6, 11
  • August 13, 15, 20
  • October 8, 10, 15
  • December 3, 5, 10

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

Register online

Or call 1-800-879-1020.


GentleBirth Childbirth Class

GentleBirth Classes are a unique, innovative and engaging way to prepare for the birth of your baby. More than just information about the process of childbirth, GentleBirth combines birth science, brain science and technology to provide parents with both helpful information and evidence-based preparation for the marathon of birth.

2019 Dates (Saturday 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 6 p.m.)
  • February 9, 10
  • April 6, 7
  • June 8, 9

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Fee: $175
Instructor: Sheri Brodie, RN, CCE

Register online

Or call 1-800-879-1020.


Childbirth Preparation Express

This one-time four 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.

2019 Dates (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m)

  • January 19
  • March 16
  • May 18
  • July 20
  • September 14
  • November 16

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Fee: $80
Instructor: Sheri Brodie, RN, CCE

Register online

Or call 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.

2019 Dates (7 – 9:30 p.m.)

  • January 15
  • February 19
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 7
  • June 13
  • July 16
  • August 22
  • September 26
  • October 17
  • November 14
  • December 12

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

Register online

Or call 1-800-879-1020.


Big Brother Big Sister 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.

2019 Dates (6:30 – 7:45 p.m.)

  • January 17
  • March 7
  • April 29
  • June 10
  • August 12
  • September 19
  • November 5

Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center
Fee: $25 per family
Instructor: Sandy Salgado, LCCE, CLE

Register online

Or call 1-800-879-1020.


Newborn Care Class

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. 

2019 Dates (7 – 9:30 p.m.)

  • January 21
  • February 25
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 6
  • June 17
  • July 22
  • August 19
  • September 23
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16

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

Register online

Or call 1-800-879-1020.


Comfort for Labor Class

Taught by a former labor doula, this one time class allows expectant parents to spend two hours practicing labor comfort techniques. Emphasis is placed on breathing, relaxation, massage and the use of a variety of focal points.

2019 Dates (7 – 9:30 p.m.)
  • January 28
  • March 25
  • May 20
  • July 29
  • September 30
  • November 25

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

Register online

Or call 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 more than 26 years of experience. Moms will walk away with new ideas and techniques to improve their own breastfeeding success. There is a fee for this service.

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Rancho Springs Medical Center

Contact Sandy Salgado at 951-440-8428 to reserve your spot.

If you need a referral to a OB/GYN or other physician at Rancho Springs Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 1-800-879-1020