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. Call 1-888-988-2800 for more information.

Have a 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 2½-hour session
  • No fee 

Prepared childbirth

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.

  • Five 2½-hour weekday sessions or two 6-hour Saturday sessions
  • Fee applicable

Maternity tour

Join guided group walking tours of our Anaheim and Irvine Medical Centers. 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 with success 

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 2½-hour session
  • No fee

Baby care basics

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 2½-hour session
  • No fee
Preparation for Cesarean Birth
 
This in depth class is designed for those who anticipate having a
planned Cesarean birth. Topics include scheduling, preparation at home
& hospital, surgery, recovery, family centered options, pain
management, postpartum mother care, visualization and positive
imagery to promote rewarding experience and more.
  • One 2 1/2 hour session.
  • No Fee
Mother Baby Café

Spend the morning with other new moms and
babies, make new friends, get practical information, and support in a
comfortable café environment.

  • Three 2-hour sessions available every week
  • No fee

Infant safety and CPR

Learn how to keep your newborn safe, from choosing a car seat, to performing infant CPR, household safety tips, and what to do if your baby is choking. Open to expectant parents, grandparents, and other caregivers. *This is not a certification class.

  • One 2½-hour session
  • Fee applicable

Boot camp for new dads

At this men-only workshop, you’ll meet veteran dads who have been in your shoes. These dads (along with their babies) will team up with your coach to show you how to thrive as a new father. Registration fee includes the book Crash Course for Dads-to-Be by Greg Bishop, plus a onesie for your baby when you return as a veteran dad.

Boot camp for new moms

Boot Camp is a unique workshop where first time moms-to-be to get advice, insight, and tips from real new moms and babies. Bring your questions and find out what to really expect.

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.

How to register for an educational program

Unless otherwise noted, register by calling our Appointment Center at 1-888-988-2800 or online 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:

Alton/Sand Canyon Medical Offices
Building 2
6650 Alton Pkwy.
Irvine, CA 92618
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Anaheim Kraemer Medical Offices
Building 1
3460 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
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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.

Anaheim Medical Center – Anaheim Kraemer Medical Offices
Building 2
3430 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
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714-644-2708

Health Pavilion
200 N. Lewis St.
Orange, CA 92868
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714-748-2775

Irvine Medical Center
Building 2
6640 Alton Pkwy.
Irvine, CA 92618
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949-932-2707