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.

Some programs are open to non–Kaiser Permanente members, too. Call 1-888-988-2800 for more information. 

Early registration is recommended. Space is limited and not guaranteed. 

CenteringPregnancyⓇ

CenteringPregnancy is prenatal care that includes a one-on-one health check-up with extra time and attention in a group setting. CenteringPregnancy is a way for you to learn and share your experiences with other expectant parents while being involved in your own care. For more information, please call our CenteringPregnancy coordinators in Roseville: 916-614-5451.

Baby and Me

Life with a new baby can be full of joys and challenges. In this group, parents ask questions, provide support for one another, and make new friends in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. One parent and their baby (ages: Newborn – 1 year) can attend this weekly group. Discussion topics include: infant behavior, self-care, responding to baby’s cues, breastfeeding, and more. Members only.

  • No class fee.
  • Sessions: 3-hour drop in at any time 9-11am
  • Registration: No registration required
  • Schedule: Folsom 9-11am every Tuesday, Sacramento Point West 9-11am every Wednesday, Roseville Sierra Gardens 9-11am every Thursday

Bringing Baby Home

Many couples experience stress and conflicts in their relationships when they bring their newborn home. This class will help strengthen the skills necessary to maintain your relation­ship with your partner and help you become a more effective parent. You can take this class during pregnancy or up to 6 months after your baby is born. Early registration recommended. Members only.

  • Call for class fee.
  • Sessions: Two 6-hour Saturday sessions
  • Registration: Roseville and Sacramento 916-474-6610

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. This class should be taken during pregnancy. Preregister when you are about 16 -20 weeks pregnant. Please bring only one support person. No children, please. Members only.

  • No class fee.
  • Sessions: One 2.5-hour session
  • Registration: Folsom, Roseville, and Sacramento 916-474-6610

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 you and your baby healthy. Take this class early in your first trimester. Members only.

  • No class fee.
  • Sessions: One 2-hour session
  • Registration: Folsom, Roseville, and Sacramento 916-474-6610

Infant CPR

Kaiser Permanente and Cascade Training Center have partnered up to provide an interactive demonstration of infant CPR and first aid for the choking infant. This class provides parents an opportunity to learn and practice life-saving skills for their infant, up to age 1. The class is taught by professional Healthcare Providers skilled and certified by the State of California in varying roles within emergency medical services. While this is not a certification course it will prepare you to provide basic life support in an emergency situation. When to take: It is recommended to take this class during your third trimester, but can be taken any time during the prenatal.

  • Fee: This course has a fee of $30
  • Sessions: One, 1-hour session at 6-7pm or 7:30-8:30pm. Class held offsite at Cascade Training Facilities in either Roseville or West Sacramento
  • Registration: Register, select date, and secure payment at the following Cascade portal: http://classes.chealthcare.com/infantsafetycpr/External Link

Labor and Delivery Hospital Tour

Not your first time having a baby, but haven’t seen our hospital yet? Come and take a tour of our Labor and Delivery and Postpartum areas. We recommend that first-time parents take the Late Pregnancy Class Hospital Tour class instead. Take this class when you are 28 to 34 weeks pregnant. Preregister when you are about 16- 20 weeks pregnant. Please bring only one adult support person. Members only.

  • No class fee.
  • Sessions: One 1-hour session
  • Registration: Roseville 916-474-6610

Labor and Delivery Hospital Tour for Families

Big brothers, big sisters, and their families are invited to attend an informational class and tour designed to prepare them for the new baby’s arrival. Preregister when you are about 16-20 weeks pregnant. Members only.

  • No class fee.
  • Sessions: One 1-hour session
  • Registration: Roseville 916-474-6610

Late Pregnancy Class and Hospital Tour

This class is designed to help you and your partner get ready for the labor and delivery experience. 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 and how to care for yourself after the baby is born. This includes a tour of the Labor and Delivery area. This class doesn’t take the place of Preparing for Childbirth. Take this class when you are 28 to 34 weeks pregnant. Preregister when you are about 16 -20 weeks pregnant. Please bring only one support person. No children, please. Members only.

  • No class fee.
  • Sessions: One 2.5-hour session
  • Registration: Roseville 916-474-6610

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 topics such as feeding, bathing, diapering, and when to call your physician. Preregister when you are about 16 -20 weeks pregnant. Please bring only one support person. No children, please. Members only.

  • No class fee.
  • Sessions: One 2-hour session
  • Registration: Folsom, Roseville, and Sacramento 916-474-6610

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 and a mat, as some of the exercises are performed on the floor. Preregister when you are about 16 -20 weeks pregnant. Please bring only one support person. No children, please. Members only.

To be best prepared for this class, there are a few helpful videos you should watch before attending your class. Here is a list of the Prerequisite Emmi videos:

  • Childbirth Emmi
  • Medication for Pain Management During Labor Emmi
  • C-Section Emmi
  • Vaginal Birth After C-section Emmi (optional – only if applicable)

Instructions: Go to kp.org/mydoctor and type the class name in the search box. Log-in with requested information and enjoy the EMMI.

  • No class fee.
  • Sessions: One 4.5-hour session.
  • Registration: Roseville and Sacramento 916-474-6610

How to register for an educational program

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A complete calendar of classes is available here.

Please register at least 3 to 4 weeks before the start of the program. Educational programs are available in English and Spanish.

Educational program locations:

You can also stop by and check out our quality products for new parents at our Healthy Living Stores. Learn helpful tips, expand your library of resources, or find breastfeeding supplies. Call the location nearest you for hours.

Sacramento – Point West
1650 Response Rd, Sacramento, CA 95815External Link
916-614-4035
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Roseville – Eureka Campus
1600 Eureka Rd, Roseville, CA 95661External Link
916-784-5775
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Folsom
2155 Iron Point Rd, Folsom, CA 95630External Link
916-817-5278
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Healthy living stores

Stop by and check out our quality products for new parents. Learn helpful tips, expand your library of resources, or find breastfeeding supplies. Call the location nearest you for hours.

Folsom Medical Office
2155 Iron Point Rd.
Folsom, CA 95630
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Hours
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 to 5 p.m.

916-817-5278

Roseville Medical Center
1600 Eureka Rd.
Roseville, CA 95661

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Hours
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

916-784-5775

Point West Medical Office
1650 Response Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95815

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Hours
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

916-614-4035