Childbirth Education

Childbirth Education classNorthfield Hospital offers prepared childbirth classes for expectant parents in both evening and weekend series. In addition, there are baby care and breastfeeding classes as well as classes for teens and Latinos.

Childbirth Ed Flyer 2015  Childbirth Ed flyer 2016

Prepared Childbirth – Evenings:
Four sessions, Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m., $50

January 6-27; March 3-24; May 5-26; July 7-28; September 8-29; November 3-24

Prepared Childbirth – Weekends:
Two sessions, Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $50

January 17 & 18; February 21 & 22; March 21 & 22; April 18 & 19; May 16 & 17; June 20 & 21; August 15 & 16; September 19 & 20; October 17 & 18; November 21 & 22; December 12 & 13.

Baby Basics:
1 Session, Tuesday night, 6:30-9 p.m., $10

December 2, 2014; February 3; April 7; June 2; August 4; October 6; December 1

Breastfeeding Basics:
1 Session, Thursday night, 6:30-9 p.m., $10

December 11, 2014; January 8; February 12; March 12; April 9; May 7; June 11; July 9; August 13; September 10; October 8; November 12; December 10

For more information or to register for Prepared Childbirth, Baby Basics or Breastfeeding Basics,   e-mail or call Sue at 507-646-1534.

Teen Classes: Classes for teens and their labor coaches, days or evenings, at teen’s convenience. Contact Annette at 507-646-1221.

Clase Prenatal para Latinos: Educacion en espanol para el parto y lactancia materna. Llama a Rachel o Shariesse (interpretes del hospital) al 507-646-1069.

Birth Planning Session: First Touch Birth Center information and a Birth Plan form can be found at (or from your OB provider). Expectant parents are encouraged to bring this form to a scheduled tour with First Touch staff in the last month of your pregnancy. OB Staff will answer your questions, review your Birth Plan form and identify your labor/parenting education needs. Call 507-646-1205 to schedule.

Car Seat Safety Clinic: Northfield Hospital partners with its Emergency Medical Services to provide Car Seat Safety Clinics on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at 1600 Riverview Lane, Northfield. Expectant parents are encouraged to participate to ensure proper installation of the car seat. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are preferred. To make an appointment e-mail or call 507-646-1534.

Baby Talk: First Touch Birth Center nurses are available to discuss breastfeeding each Monday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Baby Talk, a supportive, educational resource for new parents, which meets at Northfield Community Resource Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway. Baby Talk is sponsored cooperatively by the Northfield Hospital, Early Childhood Family Education and the Rice County Public HealthNursing Service. Sibling care is available upon request from ECFE. For more information, call 507-664-3750.

Newborn/parenting education: enter password 40111 to view a variety of videos.  For more information, call 507-664-3750.