Health & Wellness

Classes and resources

3 pregnant women sitting

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. Please contact Health Education for more information.

Healthy beginnings

We recommend expectant mothers take prenatal classes after 28 weeks. We encourage you to bring a support person. Please register early. We also recommend you sign up for the Healthy Beginnings Newsletter for important information about your pregnancy.

Good nutrition for pregnancy

What you eat and drink affects your growing baby. Take this class early in your pregnancy, and learn how to make good food choices and help ease the discomforts of pregnancy, such as heartburn. This class should be taken in your first trimester. Members only.

  • Location: Vallejo
  • Sessions: One 2-hour session
  • Fee: Cost share may apply
  • Registration: 707-651-2692

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.

  • Locations: Fairfield, Napa, Vacaville, and Vallejo
  • Sessions: One 2-hour session
  • No class fee
  • Call for upcoming class schedule:
    Vacaville: 707-624-2225
    Vallejo: 707-651-2692

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.

  • Locations: Fairfield, Napa, Vacaville, and Vallejo
  • Sessions: One 2-hour session
  • No class fee
  • Call for upcoming class schedule:
    Vacaville: 707-624-2225
    Vallejo: 707-651-2692

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. Take this class during the last three months of pregnancy. Open to the community.

  • Locations: Fairfield, Napa, Vacaville, and Vallejo
  • Sessions: Four 2.5-hour weeknight sessions or two consecutive Saturdays (6 hours each, includes lunch break); Saturday sessions offered in Vacaville and Vallejo.
  • No class fee for members; $110 for nonmembers
  • Call for upcoming class schedule:
    Vacaville: 707-624-2225
    Vallejo: 707-651-2692

Late pregnancy class and family birth center visit

This class is designated 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, when to call you doctor, and what you can expect in the hospital. This class does not take place of Preparing for Childbirth. The guided tour of the hospital includes where to park, entrances to use, labor and delivery rooms, and maternity rooms. Children are not allowed on the labor and delivery tours. Members only. Available in Spanish.

  • Locations: Vacaville and Vallejo
  • Sessions: One 2-hour session
  • No class fee
  • Call for upcoming class schedule:
    Vacaville: 707-624-2225
    Vallejo: 707-651-2692

Centering pregnancy

Centering Pregnancy is a fun, unique prenatal care experience that’s available for expecting moms at Kaiser Vacaville and Vallejo. You’ll join other moms-to-be for 2-hour group appointments that give you private time with a health care professional as well as group education and support. Best of all, you can bond with other women who share a similar due date and form lasting friendships.

Call 707-651-1600 to register for a class. TTY for the deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired, please call 888-877-5379.

How to register for an educational program

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A complete calendar of prenatal 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.

Unless otherwise noted, register by calling our Appointment Centers:
Vallejo: 707-651-2692
Fairfield: 707-427-4466
Napa: 707-258-4490
Vacaville: 707-624-2225

The following products are available for purchase or rent in Health Education!

  • Exercise products
  • Books, videos, & DVDs
  • Relaxation and stress reduction CDs and tapes and much more!

Please contact your local Health Education Department to see what products are available.

Health educational program locations

Kaiser Permanente Napa Medical Offices
Claremont Building, near the Pharmacy
3285 Claremont Way
Napa, CA 94558
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Information & Class Registration: 707-258-4490

Kaiser Permanente Fairfield Medical Offices
First floor near the Main Entrance
1550 Gateway Blvd.
Fairfield CA 94533
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Information & Class Registration: 707-427-4466

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center
Medical Office Building A
1st Floor, South Wing
One Quality Dr.
Vacaville, CA 95688
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Information & Class Registration: 707-624-2225

Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center
Medical Office Building
2nd Floor, Hallway B
975 Sereno Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94589
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Information & Class Registration: 707-651-2692