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Prenatal: Classes, Providers and Resources

NVH Birth Center

** In-Person and Virtual Prenatal Classes Available **

CHILDBIRTH IN A NUTSHELL - IN PERSON
This all-day workshop on childbirth education includes labor preparation, comfort techniques, available pain relief options, inductions, C-section deliveries, water births, along with postpartum and newborn care. Taking the prenatal breastfeeding class in addition to this class is recommended for a complete prenatal education curriculum. 
 
The class is intended for expecting mothers and partner/support person. This is a casual setting, wear comfortable clothing. No need to bring supplies. Light snacks provided and fresh water to fill your water bottles. Learning materials included. Offered on the second Saturday of every month. Class instructors are NVH Birth Center RNs. 

***PLEASE NOTE that we will be adhering to Covid-19 safety protocols such as screening, social distancing and limiting attendees. Masks will be required. Please do not attend if you feel ill and/or have any symptoms of Covid-19. 

LOCATION and REGISTRATION
Professional Office Building
711 13th Street East
Whitefish, MT 59937

Please refer to the online calendar for dates, times, and registration. For more information call The Birth Center at (406) 863-3535.


CHILDBIRTH CLASS - VIRTUAL
The Birth Center is offering virtual prenatal childbirth education classes Wednesday evenings. A NVH birth class instructor hosts a 2- class series via secure Zoom meetings. There is a complimentary folder of learning materials that accompanies these classes. 

PRENATAL BREASTFEEDING CLASS - VIRTUAL
The Birth Center is offering a virtual prenatal breastfeeding education class on Monday evenings once a month. 
A NVH breastfeeding class instructor will be hosting the class via a secure Zoom meeting. There is a complimentary folder of learning materials that accompanies the class. 
 

CLASS MATERIALS and REGISTRATION FOR VIRTUAL CLASSES
Pick up a birth class education folder from your provider if you receive prenatal care from Alpine Women’s Center, Heart and Hands, or North Valley Family Medicine.
This folder has the materials for Childbirth Class AND Breastfeeding Class in it. It is best to have the materials prior to the first class.

If you can not get a class education folder from your care provider, if you have trouble registering, or have further questions,email birthcenterclasses@nvhosp.org. We can arrange a folder pick up at The Birth Center or mail one to you.  

Go to our calendar for dates, times and to register.
Once your registration is complete, you will then receive an email zoom meeting invite for your secure virtual class.

Join your scheduled class for the date and time you registered for by following the zoom link that you received by email. There will be an invite for each class you take.  


 

FAQs

Who should participate in the childbirth classes?
They are intended for any pregnant woman regardless of whether it is your first pregnancy or not. Support people are also strongly encouraged to participate as there is valuable information for getting prepared prior to delivery, what to expect during labor, and aftercare of mom and baby.

How much do the classes cost?
NVH offers these classes for free.

Who should participate in the breastfeeding class?
It is intended for any pregnant woman regardless of whether it is your first pregnancy or not. Support people are strongly encouraged to participate to learn how to support mom and baby.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule?
Email the birthcenterclasses@nvhosp.org to notify the instructors of any registration changes.

Is it necessary to attend both the childbirth class and breastfeeding class?
General breastfeeding education is included in the childbirth class sessions. If you are looking for an in depth class taught by a lactation consultant then it is recommended to sign up for both. You can also sign up for the breastfeeding class without taking the childbirth class sessions if you are looking for a review, a refresher, or are new to breastfeeding. 

Can I register for these classes if I am not delivering at NVH? 
Yes, this class available for anyone. Most information is general education related to labor and delivery. However, it will be a good idea to talk with your provider about facility specific practices such as pain medication options and criteria, guidelines for guests and support people, and standard of care for certain medical procedures. 


Have questions? We have answers! Our Birth Center instructors and resources are here to help you at birthcenterclasses@nvhosp.orgIf you need further assistance you can call The Birth Center at (406) 863-3535


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