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. Call 650-299-2433 for more information.

Early pregnancy

This class can help you understand and prepare for the physical and emotional changes you can expect in the first three months of your pregnancy. We’ll discuss common discomforts and remedies, prenatal screening tests, and fetal development. We’ll also offer tips for eating well, staying active, and keeping yourself and your baby healthy. Take this class early in your first trimester. Partners are welcome. Members only.

  • This is a covered benefit for members.
  • One 2-hour session
  • Registration: 650-299-2433

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 tell you how to help keep your energy level high by eating well and exercising. We’re here to support you in handling all the changes that come with pregnancy, and inform you of how to relieve common discomforts. Take this class when you are 18 to 22 weeks pregnant. Members only.

  • This is a covered benefit for members.
  • One 2-hour session
  • Registration: 650-299-2433

Centering pregnancy

Centering Pregnancy is prenatal care that includes a one-on-one health check-up with extra time and attention in a group setting. Centering is a way for you to learn and share your experiences with other pregnant women while being involved in your own care. Classes are offered in English and Spanish. For more information, please call our Centering Pregnancy coordinators in Redwood City: 650-299-4088.

Prenatal toning

In this class, our certified prenatal exercise instructor will show you exercises that will help keep you healthy and fit during pregnancy and after you deliver. Members only.

  • No class fee
  • One 2-hour session
  • Registration: 650-299-2433

The midwife class

Certified nurse midwives (CNMs) provide care for women with low-risk pregnancies at our San Mateo and Redwood City facilities. In this session, you’ll have an opportunity to meet our midwives and ask any questions you may have about the care they provide. Partners are welcome. Members only.

  • No class fee
  • One 2-hour session
  • Registration: 650-299-2433

Labor and delivery walking tour

Take a guided tour of our Redwood City Medical Center Labor and Delivery area. See where your baby will be born and learn about all the resources available to you. No children younger than 12, please. Members only.

  • No class fee
  • One 1.5-hour session
  • Registration: 650-299-2433

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. Bring pillows or a mat, as some of the exercises are performed on the floor. A walking tour of our Redwood City Medical Center Labor and Delivery area is usually included. Early registration is recommended. Take this class during the last three months of pregnancy. Members only.

  • This is a covered benefit for members.
  • Three 3-hour sessions OR one 1-day intensive session
  • Registration: 650-299-2433

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. Members only.

  • This is a covered benefit for members.
  • One 2-hour session
  • Registration: 650-299-2433

Newborn care

Wouldn’t it be nice if babies came with instruction manuals? In this 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. Members only.

  • This is a covered benefit for members.
  • One 3-hour session
  • Registration: 650-299-2433

Emotional Well-Being in Postpartum and Pregnancy Support Group

Pregnancy and postpartum bring big changes and new challenges, which can lead to anxiety and depression. Join new and expecting moms to learn from each other how to stay emotionally healthy as you transition into this new and important role. This group is open to women in their last trimester or with babies in their first year of life. Babies are welcome! Members only.

  • Every Monday, noon to 1 p.m.
  • Location: Department of Psychiatry, 1400 Veterans Blvd., 4th Floor
  • Registration: 650-299-4777

Baby and me support group

This group is designed to provide information and support for new parents. Bring your baby and discusscommon issues and topics with our physicians and other parents. Some weeks feature select guest speakers. Open to the community.

  • No class fee
  • Drop-in; every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Call 650-358-7084 for location

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Kaiser Permanente Hospital
2nd Floor, Conference Rooms A & B
1000 Veterans Blvd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
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  • No fee
  • Drop in; 3rd Tuesday of every month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Spanish speaking support group postpartum depression

  • No fee
  • Drop in; Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Grupo de apoyo y bienestar para madres durante el embarazo y postparto

Las etapas de embarazo y postparto pueden traer consigo cambios difíciles de bienestar físico y emocional. El grupo de apoyo y bienestar esta diseñado para madres durante el embarazo y madres que acaban de dar a luz. Es un grupo donde mujeres aprenden de sí mismas en como desarrollar y mantenerse en un nivel óptimo de salud mental, mientras embarcan en esta jornada tan importante y maravillosa de ser mamas.

El grupo es recomendado para madres durante su último trimestre de embarazo y nuevas madres con niños hasta un año. A las nuevas madres les permitimos traer a sus criaturas hasta que cumplan un año de vida.
El grupo no tiene costo (es gratis) y se conducirá todos los miércoles, de 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Lugar: 1150 Veterans Blvd, primer piso. Redwood City, CA 94063
Contacto: Christina Claure, LMFT, Teléfono: 
650-299-6075

How to register for an educational program

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Unless otherwise noted, register by calling our Health Education 650-299-2433.

Please register at least 3 to 4 weeks before the start of the program. Classes are in English unless otherwise noted.

Educational program locations:

Class locations will be confirmed at the time of registration and may be in conference rooms in Redwood City or San Mateo.

Healthy education centers

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Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center
1190 Veterans Blvd.
Cypress Building, 1st Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Closed 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
650-299-2433 (English)
650-299-2735 (Español)

Kaiser Permanente San Mateo Medical Offices
2nd Floor
1000 Franklin Pkwy.
San Mateo, CA 94403
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Hours
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Closed 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
650-358-7084