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.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Betsy Taylor, RDN and mother of 2 adult children, 35 years of nutrition practice
First Thursday of each month, 8:30 am - 10:00 am, no cost
Tahoe Forest Center for Health, 11012 Donner Pass Road, Truckee
For more information or to register, please call Tahoe Forest Women's Center at (530) 587-1041.
Baby Friendly 101
Informing all expectant parents about birthing at¬†Tahoe Forest Hospital
- 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
First Tuesday of every¬†month
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Currently held virtually
Zoom ID: 966 5733 9598
We offer this class FREE of charge because we care about improving the health of our community.
For more information or to register (encouraged, but not required),¬†call (530) 582-3247 or email email@example.com
Learn more about the Joseph Family Center for Women and Newborn Care.