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.


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. CenteringPregnancy is offered in English and Spanish. For more information, please call our CenteringPregnancy coordinator in San Jose: 408-972-6219.

CenteringPregnancyⓇ San Jose

Healthy pregnancy

Learn how a healthy lifestyle, plus good nutrition, plus exercise all add up to a healthy pregnancy. Attend as early in your pregnancy as possible to give your baby a healthy start!

  • One 1½-hour session
  • No fee

Late pregnancy

Learn more about healthy pregnancy during the last few weeks before delivering the baby.

  • One 2-hour session
  • No fee

Childbirth preparation

Learn skills and strategies to help make your childbirth experience a positive one. You and your partner or labor support person will get an in-depth look at labor and childbirth, relaxation, breathing, and pushing techniques.

  • One 4-hour session
  • No fee

Meet the midwives of San Jose

Learn about the services that the midwives provide to support your labor and delivery.

  • One 1½-hour session
  • No fee

Labor and delivery tour

For an in-person tour, please call Health Education to pre-register.

In the in-person tour, you will join a guided group walking through the San Jose Medical Center. You’ll get a preview of what to expect when it’s time to have your baby, including information about where to park, where to enter the hospital, visiting hours, and services available to you and your family.

  • A 1-hour walking tour
  • No fee

Breastfeeding (English and Spanish)

Your baby’s health begins with good nutrition, and breastfeeding offers a number of health benefits to both you and your baby. Learn about breastfeeding positions, milk supply, preventing and managing pain, pumping, milk storage, and working while breastfeeding. This program is open to expectant mothers and their partners or support people.

  • One 2-hour session
  • No fee

Newborn care

Wouldn’t it be nice if babies came with instruction manuals? This program might be the next best thing. Learn about diapering, bathing, daily baby care, reducing the chance of SIDS, baby products, calming a fussy baby, and helping your baby sleep peacefully.

  • One 2-hour session
  • No fee

AAA child passenger safety

Learn how to correctly secure your new baby in a car seat. A certified technician will show you the proper safety techniques for infants to children up to 8 years old.

  • To register or for more information, visit or call 714-885-2312.
  • No Fee

How to register for an educational program

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Register by calling our Appointment Center at 1-888-988-2800.

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

Educational program location

San Jose Medical Offices
5755 Cottle Rd., Building 3
San Jose, CA, 95119
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