Childbirth & Other Classes

Northfield Hospital offers prepared childbirth classes for expectant parents in both evening and weekend series. In addition, there are classes for teens and Latinos, and breastfeeding classes.

To register, call 507-646-1035 or contact Nancy Moe through email: moen@northfieldhospital.org

Childbirth Education classChildbirth & Breastfeeding Classes:

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

January 7-28; March 4-25; May 6-27; July 8-29;     September 9-30; November 4-25 

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

January 18 & 19; February 15 & 16; March 8 & 9; April 12 & 13; May 10 & 11; June 14 & 15; August 9 & 10; September 20 & 21; October 11 & 12; November 8 & 9; December 13 & 14

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

December 3, 2013; February 4; April 1; June 3; August 5; October 7; December 2

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

 November 14; December 12, 2013; January 9; February 13; March 13; April 10; May 8; June 12; July 10; August 14; September 11; October 9; November 13; December 11

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 Sharisse  (intepretes del hospital) al 507-646-1069.

Birth Planning Session: First Touch Birth Center information and a Birth Plan form can be found at www.northfieldhospital.org/first-touch (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’s Emergency Medical Services hosts free Car Seat Safety Clinics on the second Saturday of each month (no clinic in September) 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.

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 with prior notice.