Tahoe Forest Hospital offers Prenatal Education classes for you and your partner to help prepare for your birth. These classes include an overview of labor and delivery, breathing/relaxation techniques, medications and epidurals, breastfeeding, car safety, newborn care, CPR, and tour of the OB unit. (Tours have temporarily been suspended due to COVID-19. They will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.)

Prenatal classes

Held virtually, the Prepared Childbirth Class provides the tools you need to labor and birth naturally, with minimal intervention and/or without medication. The class covers what to expect in all the stages of labor, relaxation techniques, labor positions, breathing techniques, as well as medication, interventions, and an overview of cesarean section. Your partner/coach will learn how to support you during your birthing experience.

For more information and to register, please call the Tahoe Forest Center for Health at (530) 587-3769, or email wellness@tfhd.com.

Prenatal education class schedule

Nutrition for a healthy pregnancy

Feed your body and baby for optimal health! Learn how to meet all nutrition needs for you and your baby. Time is allowed for in-depth discussions on individual needs and concerns. Topics include: managing pregnancy symptoms (ie: nausea, constipation), healthy and delicious foods to meet increased nutrient needs (ie: Calcium, Vitamin D, iron, folate, Omega-3 fats) during pregnancy and breastfeeding, quick and easy recipe ideas, reducing your risk for food-borne illnesses, and healthy weight gain. Instructor: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Second Monday of each month, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, no cost
Tahoe Forest Center for Health, 10833 Donner Pass Road, Suite 102, Truckee

For more information or to register, please call Tahoe Forest Women's Center at (530) 587-1041.

Baby Friendly 101 (Virtual)

Informing all expectant parents about birthing at Tahoe Forest Hospital

Class includes:

  • Education on Baby Friendly practices at Tahoe Forest Hospital
    • Bonding with your baby during the first "magical" hour
    • Rooming in to understand baby's needs from the start
  • Benefits of breastfeeding and importance of human milk
    • Proper latch and transfer of milk
  • Tour of Labor & Delivery Department (Tours have temporarily been suspended due to COVID-19. They will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.)
  • Opportunity to connect with other expecting parents before delivery

Information provided by a lactation specialist

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Virtual Zoom Classes
Zoom ID: 813 1537 1573

We offer this class FREE of charge because we care about improving the health of our community.

Register now, or for more information on an upcoming session, call the Tahoe Forest Center for Health at (530) 587-3769 or email wellness@tfhd.com 

Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care