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 any Healthy Living Center for more information: San Leandro 510-454-4531; Fremont 510-248-3455; or Union City 510-675-4531.

San leandro medical center labor and delivery tour

Take a guided tour of our San Leandro Labor and Delivery Unit. See where your baby will be born and learn about all the resources available to you. One adult guest per expecting mother, no children please. Please arrive on time, if you are more than five minutes late you will need to reschedule. Note: A unit tour is included in the San Leandro Preparing for Childbirth series.

  • Location: San Leandro
  • Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
  • No fee
  • Registration: Fremont 510-248-3455 ; San Leandro 510-454-4531 ; Union City 510-675-4531

Baby and me

Weekly drop-in group facilitated by a certified lactation consultant. Talk about breastfeeding, sleeping, crying, adjusting to parenthood, and more. Healthy babies are welcome. For members only.

  • Locations: Hayward Sleepy Hollow and San Leandro
  • Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
  • No fee
  • Registration: Health Education 510-454-4531 or 510-675-4531

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 common breastfeeding discomforts and challenges. Attend anytime at 32 to 36 weeks of pregnancy. This is a covered benefit for members. Open to the community.

  • Locations: Fremont, San Leandro, and Union City
  • Dates/Times:Call for dates and times
  • No fee
  • Registration: Fremont 510-248-3455 ; San Leandro 510-454-4531 ; Union City 510-675-4531

Mid-pregnancy

During the middle stage of pregnancy, you’ll experience more changes to your body. In this class, we’ll discuss how to keep your energy level high by eating well and exercising. We’re here to support you and will provide suggestions for coping with normal pregnancy discomforts, and how to identify warning signs. We encourage you to take this class when you are in your second trimester of pregnancy between 16 and 24 weeks pregnant. Open to Kaiser Permanente members only.

  • Locations: Fremont and San Leandro
  • Sessions:  Call for details as early as week 16 of pregnancy
  • Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
  • No fee
  • Registration: Fremont 510-248-3455 ; San Leandro 510-454-4531

Late pregnancy

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, 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. This class doesn’t take the place of Preparing for Childbirth. Members only. This is a covered benefit for members.

  • Locations: Fremont, San Leandro
  • Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
  • Sessions:Call for details as early as week 16 of pregnancy
  • No fee
  • Registration: Fremont 510-248-3455 ; San Leandro 510-454-4531

Newborn care

Wouldn’t it be nice if babies came with instruction manuals? This class just might be the next best thing. 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. We encourage you to take this class in your last trimester at 32-36 weeks pregnant. This is a covered benefit for members.

  • Location: Fremont, Hayward-Sleepy Hollow, and San Leandro
  • Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
  • Sessions: Call for details as early as week 16 of pregnancy
  • No fee
  • Registration: Fremont 510-248-3455 ; San Leandro 510-454-4531

New moms support group

This group, facilitated by a licensed therapist, offers a wealth of support and information on adjusting to motherhood. We’ll talk about excitement and fears, baby blues, caring for your baby and yourself, returning to work, and choosing a child care provider. Healthy babies are welcome. Members only.

  • Location: Union City, Building A, Department of Psychiatry, 2nd Floor
  • Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
  • Sessions: Ongoing
  • No fee
  • Registration: call 510-675-3080

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 use during labor and delivery, and understand your options for managing labor and using a birthing coach for support. A tour of the Labor and Delivery Unit is included in classes held in San Leandro. Take this class in your last trimester of pregnancy at 28 to 36 weeks. Open to the community.

  • Locations: Fremont and San Leandro
  • Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
  • Sessions: Call for details as early as week 16 of pregnancy
  • Fee per couple: $0 members; $150 nonmembers; workbook included
  • Registration: Fremont 510-248-3455 ; San Leandro 510-454-4531

Preparing for childbirth express class (single class option)

This version of Preparing for Childbirth requires members to watch our Childbirth EMMI program online prior to class. In-person session will focus on methods for coping with labor, such as breathing, relaxation, massage, and positions for labor. Members taking this class are also encouraged to attend our Late Pregnancy Class beforehand. One 3½-hour session. Attend at 32 to 36 weeks. No fee. Members only.

  • Location: Fremont and San Leandro
  • Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
  • Sessions: Call for details as early as week 16 of pregnancy
  • No fee; workbook included
  • Registration: Fremont 510-248-3455 ; San Leandro 510-454-4531

Introduction to prenatal yoga

Prepare your mind and body for birth and beyond by learning yoga postures, meditation, and body awareness. Class includes brief group discussion and optional chanting each week. Designed for women in their second and third trimesters. Bring your own yoga mat. Open to the community.

  • Location:Call for details
  • Dates/Times: Three sessions
  • Fee: $35 members; $45 nonmembers
  • Registration: Fremont 510-248-3455 ;San Leandro 510-454-4531

Meet your future pediatrician

Schedule a meeting with your baby’s future pediatrician before your baby is born. First, choose a pediatrician by visiting kp.org/mydoctor and searching for the “Pediatrics” specialty. Choose your preferred facility and a list of available providers will come up for you to review their background and expertise. Note: the pediatrician will not be officially assigned to your baby until after he or she is born. Schedule this visit anytime between 32 and 38 weeks of pregnancy. Members only.

  • Location: Fremont, Hayward-Sleepy Hollow, and San Leandro
  • Sessions: By appointment
  • No fee
  • Registration:  510-248-3437 Fremont; 510-784-4334 Hayward-Sleepy Hollow and San Leandro

*All classes are subject to change in time and location.

Pediatric department tour

Take a guided tour of our Fremont or Hayward-Sleepy Hollow Pediatrics Department to get aquatinted with the department, procedures, and some of the services that we offer new babies and their families. Members only.

  • Locations: Fremont and Hayward-Sleepy Hollow
  • Dates/Times: Call for dates and times
  • No fee
  • Registration: 510-248-3437 Fremont; 510-784-4334 Hayward-Sleepy Hollow and San Leandro

La leche league

Meet monthly with other nursing mothers to talk about birth and your baby’s first weeks, the art of breast-feeding, overcoming breastfeeding challenges, and more. Healthy babies are welcome. Pregnant women are also invited.Information: Visit llli.orgExternal Link

Educational program locations:

Fremont medical center
39400 Paseo Padre Pkwy.
Fremont, CA 94538
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San leandro medical center
2500 Merced St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
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Union city medical offices
3553 Whipple Rd.
Union City, CA 94587
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Healthy living centers

Let our Healthy Living Centers be the first stop on your path to good health. Come in to research health topics and learn self-care techniques. Browse our various health education resources where you’ll find up-to-date information on preventive health, wellness, and disease management. You can also speak with a staff member, sign up for a Healthy Living class, browse the kp.org website, and much more.

We have four locations that provide help and information to help you thrive:

San leandro healthy living center
2500 Merced St.
San Leandro, CA 94577
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Hours
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
510- 454-4531

Fremont healthy living center
1st Floor, Niles Building
39400 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538
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Hours
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
510-248-3455

Union city healthy living center
1st floor – Medical Office Building, B
3551 Whipple Road (Bldg. B)
Union City, CA 94587
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Hours
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
510-675-4531

Hayward-sleepy hollow building
1st. floor 27303 Sleepy Hollow
Ave. Hayward, CA  94545
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Hours
Monday through Friday
9 a.m.to 5 p.m.
510-784-4344