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 323-783-4472 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 

Prenatal series

Learn insightful details and get useful information on the birthing experience. Plan to take this four-class series in your seventh or eighth month.

  • Four 1-hour classes
    – Class #1: Overall view of labor and delivery
    – Class #2: Complications, cesarean section, and postpartum
    – Class #3: Breastfeeding with success
    – Class #4: Baby care basics
  • Fee applicable

Prepared childbirth (Lamaze) series

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 Los Angeles 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 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

CPR for family and friends*

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

How to register for an educational program

A complete calendar of classes is available. Please call 323-783-4472 for information, and to register.