Prenatal Services

Prenatal Services

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 & other topics. A tour of the maternity department is included in the classes.

Prenatal Classes
Know your birth options. Learn what to expect and how to prepare for labor, delivery, and postpartum. Classes offered in Truckee as a 6-week series or in two 6-hour weekend classes. Classes are also offered in Incline Village as a 4-week series. Includes DVDs and book.

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

Prenatal Education Class Schedule (Truckee)

Prenatal Education Class Schedule (Incline Village)

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 and reducing your risk for food-borne illnesses healthy weight gain. Instructor: Betsy Taylor, RDN and mother of 2 adult children, 35 years of nutrition practice

First Friday of each month, 8:30 am - 10:00 am, no cost
Tahoe Forest Women's Center, 2nd Floor of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, 10121 Pine Ave, Truckee

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

Breastfeeding 101
Informing all pregnant moms about the benefits of breastfeeding. Class includes: tour of Labor & Delivery department, physical assessment of breasts if requested (private consult room available), latch and positioning education, learning of the importance of breastfeeding, education on Baby Friendly practices at Tahoe Forest Hospital and the opportunity to connect with other pregnant moms before delivery. Taught by an IBCLC Lactation Consultant

First Tuesday of every month, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Labor & Delivery Conference Room, Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Ave, Truckee, CA 96161

For more information or to register (encouraged, but not required), call (530) 582-3247 or email

Learn more about the Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care.