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Expectant Parent Classes

Registration is required to attend all Babies First classes or tours. Space is limited, so please register early to ensure your class choices.

For more information call "Babies First" at 818-885-5434. You can download the 2014 class schedule and registration form. 


Childbirth Education
Prepare for your child’s birth. Class topics include physical and emotional changes, what to expect during pregnancy and birth, techniques for relaxation and breathing, cesarean birth, pain relief options and more.

Registration is recommended by the sixth month of pregnancy. This is a three-class series, plus a Pain Management for Labor/Cesarean Birth class that is held on Thursdays.

September  series begins Sept. 4 or Oct. 23
November series begins Oct. 23 

Time:  7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost:  $100 per couple

NEW!! Childbirth Education Weekend Express Class
Pressed for time or looking for a refresher? Join us on a Saturday for a condensed version of the material offered in the six-week course. (Select one series of two classes.)

Two-day course:
, Sept. 13 & 20, Nov. 8 & 15
Time:  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost:  $125 per couple

Pain Management During Labor/Cesarean Childbirth
Today’s expectant parents may need to be prepared for a surgical birth. This class reviews surgical procedures, techniques for decreasing pain, recovery strategies and medication options.

Thursday, Sept. 18 or Nov. 6
Time:  7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost:  No Charge for Childbirth Education Series Participants
           (Non Participants pay $30 per couple)

Babies First Maternity Orientation & Tour
Welcome to our all-inclusive Babies First program. Expectant parents will tour our state-of-the-art medical facility and learn why Northridge Hospital is the best place to have your baby.

Second Wednesday of each month select one date:
   August 13 or Sept. 10
   Register Online: August 13, Sept. 10

Time:  7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost:  Free

Tiny Tots Tour
Siblings, ages 3 to 10 are invited to discuss their new roles, visit the newborn nursery and see where mom will be in the hospital. Select one date.

Thursday:  Sept. 4, or Nov. 6  (Click date to register online)
Time:  4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost:  Free

Ready, Set, Lets Parent!
Parenthood has its challenges and sometimes we all need a little advice from the professionals. Our innovative three part series offers tips for coping as new parents, baby safety, reducing hazards and Pediatric CPR (non-certified CPR).

Three week series begins:
Tuesday:   July 8, Sept. 9 or Nov. 4
Cost:  $95 per couple

Breastfeeding Class
Taught by a Certified Lactation Consultant, this class provides pregnant women and new mothers with information to encourage a successful breastfeeding experience. It is recommended to take this class prior to having your baby.

Monday:  Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 or Dec. 12
Time:  7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Cost:  $40 per couple

Free Car Seat Safety Class - Date Pending
7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Education Auditorium
Did you know that more than 80 percent of child car seats are improperly installed? Northridge Hospital, the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles Police Department want to reduce that statistic by providing free car seat educational seminars. Learn about current car seat laws, common errors and solutions and choosing the right seat for your child.
(Car seats will not be checked at this class. See Check Up class.) 
Reservations required by calling 818-885-8500, ext. 3437.

Free Car Seat Check Up
Saturdays, 9 a.m., held three times per year
A Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician ensures your car seats have not been recalled, meet federal safety standards and are installed correctly.
Reservations required by calling 818-885-8500, ext. 3437.

HeartSaver CPR (Certified CPR)
Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR. Taught by an American Heart Association (AHA) trained instructor, this class will teach participants how to recognize four life-threatening emergencies in adults, infants and children. Participants will receive one AHA textbook per family and everyone receives a certification card. Select one date.

Saturday, Oct. 4
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $65 per person

CPR for Family and Friends
(Infant and Child CPR plus Safety and Injury Prevention for the Lay Rescuer)
An American Heart Association trained instructor will teach you how to reduce hazards that cause injuries and the emergency measures needed to clear the airway and perform CPR for infants and children up to age 8 (noncertified CPR).

 Sept. 6 or Nov. 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 per person

Breastfeeding Support Group
English - Thursdays,
10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Discuss challenges and experiences. Taught by a bilingual lactation educator.
For more information call 818-885-8500, ext. 2289

Grupo de Apoyo para Amamantar
Los martes, de las 10 a las 11:30 a.m.
Apoyo para ayudar a las mamás a que aprendan a amamantar a sus bebés con éxito.
Llame al 818-885-8500, ext 2289

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