All Classes and Support Groups
Fees are charged for each
class below. For class information (on-line registration coming soon) please
call 1-877-KAWEAH-1 or 1-877-529-3241.
Kaweah Delta Health Care
District employees receive 25% off for all classes.
First Born Series
Sign-up for these 3 classes for a
You may attend the Prepared
Childbirth, Breastfeeding Basics and Healthy Baby classes at a reduced rate
when you schedule all three classes as a series. Series fee $100.00 for all
The Prepared Childbirth
Mondays 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.;
Wednesdays 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; or Thursdays 7-9 p.m. sessions
Classes are held at the Multi-Service Center on one night per week for
four weeks and are taken during the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy. This
class will help you to know what to expect and how to prepare for a more
relaxed labor and delivery experience. A tour will be given on the last day of
the class. A support person is encouraged to attend class with the expectant
mother. Session Fee $65.00
The Prepared Childbirth
Weekend Class is held on
one Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM in the Acequia Wing
conference room once a month only. If you are too busy for a traditional
childbirth class, experience our unique, interactive, and educational
childbirth preparation classes offered on the weekend for your convenience. A
support person is encouraged to attend class with the expectant mother. A tour will be given. Session Fee $65.00.
Refresher Prepared Childbirth
Tuesday 6 - 8 PM held every
other month at the Multi-Service Center.
This class is a one-session class for experienced moms and their support
person. This class reviews the physiology of labor and birth, relaxation,
pushing and breathing techniques. Class Fee $25.00.
This class is held on a
Monday from 7 PM - 9 PM at the Multi-Service
Center, 402 W. Acequia (parking available). This class is offered
once a month for expectant grandparents. If your children are having babies
nearby or across the country, come and learn what's new in infant care. Topics
include why breastfeeding is best, putting babies to sleep on their back and
not their tummy, cleaning the cord, how to give baby a bath, importance of
immunizations and infant CPR. Also learn how the role of grandparent differs
from role of the parent, and how to relate to your child who is now a parent.
Class Fee $15.00
Infant CPR Class
This class takes place once
a month on a Monday from 7 PM - 9 PM at the Multi-Service
Center, 402 W. Acequia (parking available). held only once per month.
This class is offered for families to learn life saving skills for the infant
up to 1 year of age. You will learn what to do in those first few minutes of an
emergency if your infant is choking or stops breathing. The class includes a
short video, hands on practice and a reminder card to take home. The class is
suitable for parents, grandparents, older siblings, junior high age and older.
This class does not offer a certification in CPR. This class is free for
parents with an infant in the NICU and $15.00 per person or $25.00 per couple
for the public. A Family Class for up to 7 family members is offered for a fee
This class takes place on a
Tuesday every other month from 6 PM - 7 PM at the Multi-Service
Center, 402 W. Acequia (parking available). A fun class for
"expecting" brothers and sisters to help them prepare for the new
baby, mom's stay in the hospital, basic newborn care, safety and changes
expected with a newborn at home. For children 3 years of age and older. Class
fee is $15.00 for up to 2 siblings; additional siblings may attend for a fee of
Healthy Baby Class
Tuesday 6 PM - 8 PM in the Multi-Service Center held only once per month.
This class taken during late pregnancy will help prepare you for caring for
your new baby by offering information on swaddling, bathing, feeding and what
to expect after bringing baby home from the hospital. Class fee $25.00
This class is scheduled
twice monthly and takes place on a Tuesday 6 PM - 8 PM in the Multi-Service Center. This program gives expectant
mothers the information and support to achieve a fulfilling breastfeeding
experience. Fathers are also encouraged to attend. Class fee $25.00
class takes place from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM on Monday at the Multi-Service
Center, 402 W. Acequia (parking available). Each monthly series includes 4 sessions.
Research shows that there are many benefits of infant massage for caregivers and babies.
- Relief of discomfort from colic
- Gas and constipation
baby and increased ability to cope with stress
muscle tone and improved blood circulation
- Better, longer, deeper sleep
- Decreased chest and nasal congestion
- Stimulated brain development and improved sensory awareness
crying as the caregiver learns about baby’s cues
- Improved bonding and attachment
between infant and caregiver
who is certified by the International Association of Infant Massage will teach
each class. Age
recommendation is two months to eight months (prior to crawling). Class fee $50.00
oil, book and other materials included).
note: If colic is a concern with your infant and you want to learn abdominal
strokes to assist in alleviating colic symptoms, please call the Nursery Nook
New Dad’s Class
This class takes place on
the first Thursday of each month from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the Multi-Service Center, 402 W. Acequia (parking available).
Facilitated by a male instructor, this class will answer basic questions such
as holding and diapering the new baby, to concerns of how the new arrival will
affect the family dynamics. Taken in early pregnancy, it covers healthy habits,
finances, intimacy, labor and delivery, bonding with and playing with their
baby, and assuming the awesome role of father! Men are encouraged to attend
prior to baby’s arrival, however, may find the class helpful if they already
have a child. Class fee $10
By appointment only please
call 559-624-6012. This class tours the C-section suite and lets parents know
what to expect with cesarean birth and recovery. Class fee $15.00
Nutrition, Health, and Wellness During Pregnancy
Join us to learn the different what your body needs during
pregnancy to stay healthy and well! Learn to eat in a healthy and
balanced way to support you and your baby. We also have some great tips for you
about foods to limit or avoid during pregnancy so that you can keep you and
your baby healthy and safe. Lastly, we cover the benefits of exercise during
pregnancy, if allowed by your healthcare provider, and ways to help prepare for
your baby’s birth.
Introducing Solid Foods to Your Infant
If your baby is a few months old and getting ready to have
nutrition other than breastmilk and/or formula, this class is the perfect way
to help you get started! Please come and join us as we discuss the process of
introducing solid foods for your infant. Learn about the best time to introduce
solid foods to your baby, what types of foods are best for you baby to eat, how
to feed your baby, and how to keep your baby’s food safe from bacteria and
other illness-causing factors.
Family Birth Center Tours
No appointment is
necessary. Get acquainted with the Family Birth Center before the big day! The
tour meets in the Family Birth Center lobby, 2nd Floor on 2 East at 2:00 p.m.
Tours are every other Wednesday (2nd and 4th Wednesday) of the month at 2:00
For Sunday dates and Spanish tours, call 559-624-6012.