Health & Wellness

Classes and resources

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Step into the journey of pregnancy and parenthood with confidence. Our educational programs let you connect with other parents while you learn about pregnancy, labor, birth, breastfeeding, baby care, safety, and parenting.

Early registration is recommended for all childbirth classes. Space is limited and not guaranteed. Call 1-559-448-4415 for more information.

Your pregnancy

We’re with you every step of the way. Get weekly e-mail updates about what to expect during your pregnancy and at each prenatal visit, take an online tour of our Labor and Delivery center, find pregnancy classes, and get trusted information about your developing baby and changing body. Subscribe at kp.org/mydoctor/pregnancy.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding offers many health benefits for you and your baby. Learn how to position your baby for optimal nursing, how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk, and ways to prevent and overcome common breastfeeding discomforts and challenges.

  • Location: Fresno Medical Center
  • Registration: 559-324-5030 or 559-448-4415
  • No fee

Preparing for childbirth

Few events are more exciting than the birth of your baby. Get prepared by learning what to expect before, during, and after delivery. Practice breathing and relaxation techniques to ease labor and delivery, and understand your options for managing labor and using a birthing coach for support. Take this class during the last three months of pregnancy. Bring pillows or a mat since some of the exercises are performed on the floor. Early registration is recommended.

  • Location: Fresno Medical Center
  • Registration: 559-324-5030 or 559-448-4415
  • Fee applicable

Preparing for childbirth intensive

No time for the three-session Preparing for Childbirth class? Or do you just need a refresher? This single-session class is designed to give you all the labor and delivery information and skills you’ll need in one easy lesson. With this knowledge – and a little practice at home – you should feel confident and secure when it’s time to welcome your baby.

  • Location: Fresno Medical Center
  • Registration: 559-324-5030 or 559-448-4415
  • Fee applicable

Gestational diabetes

If you’ve been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, this single-session class will teach you how to manage your blood sugar levels and protect the health of both you and your baby.

  • Location: Fresno Medical Center
  • Registration: By referral only. 559-324-5030 or 559-448-5559
  • No fee

Mid-pregnancy

During the middle stage of pregnancy, expect even more dramatic changes to your body. In this class, we’ll help you understand these changes and discuss ways you can relieve the common discomforts of pregnancy. You’ll also learn how to help keep your energy level high by eating well and exercising. Take this class when you are 18 to 22 weeks pregnant.

  • Location: Fresno Medical Center
  • Registration: 559-448-4555
  • No fee

Late pregnancy

This single-session class is designed to help you and your partner get ready for labor and delivery. You’ll learn how to recognize the early signs of labor and when to call your doctor. We’ll discuss what you can expect in the hospital, your options for pain management, and how to care for yourself after the baby is born. Take this class when you are 28 to 34 weeks pregnant. It does not take the place of Preparing for Childbirth.

  • Location: Fresno Medical Center
  • Registration: 559-448-4555
  • No fee

Newborn care

Wouldn’t it be nice if babies came with instruction manuals? In this 1.5-hour class, we’ll teach you the information and skills you need to feel confident about caring for your newborn. We’ll cover essential topics such as feeding, bathing, diapering, and when to call your physician.

  • Location: Fresno Medical Center
  • Registration: 559-448-4415
  • No fee

Stork tour

Take a guided tour of our Birthing Center. See where your baby will be born and learn about available resources. You are welcome to bring one guest with you to class.

  • Location: Fresno Medical Center
  • Registration: Call 559-448-4415
  • No fee

Vaginal birth after cesarean

Even if your previous child was born by cesarean section, it may be possible to deliver your next baby vaginally. Attend this single-session class to learn about your options so you can make an informed decision.

  • Location: Fresno Medical Center
  • Registration: By referral only.
  • No fee