Family Birthing Classes
Having a baby can be one of life's most joyous experiences. Yet it can also be a stressful time for parents and their families. MidState offers a whole range of support programs to help you prepare for the arrival of your newborn. From classes on labor and delivery to breastfeeding to preparing siblings for the arrival of a new brother or sister, MidState can provide you with the information and special support you need.
Click on any of the following classes to find out about upcoming dates, times and details.
- Saturday Childbirth Education Class
For those not attending the six-week series, MidState offers a one-day, eight-hour class, held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is an abridged version of the six-week series. Please bring a mat/blanket and pillow for using during breathing techniques.
- Breastfeeding Class
This is a one-time class to help the mom-to-be understand more about the benefits of breastfeeding for herself and her baby, and provides basic instruction in breastfeeding;
Cost: $10 (FREE if delivering at MidState)
- Breastfeeding Support Group
Join new or experienced mothers and their babies in a relaxed atmosphere to discuss the adjustments and successes of breastfeeding for the 0-6 month age group. Group discussion is open format and facilitated by a Lactation Consultant or Nurse.
- Sibling Class
An interactive presentation for children 2 and 1/2 years of age and older. This class includes discussion, videos and exercises on what a new baby looks like, how they act, and what a sibling can do with his new baby brother or sister. This class concludes with a tour of the Family Birthing Center.