777 Hospital Way, Pocatello, ID 83201 | (208) 239-1000

Women & Children Classes

Breastfeeding For Success

Cost: $20
2nd floor, Women's and Children's Classroom
777 Hospital Way

This class is a one-night series designed to help the expectant mother, or mother currently breastfeeding a baby, prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience. Topics include: the benefits of breastfeeding, proper positioning and latching, when and how to begin, troubleshooting common problems, breast pumps, and milk storage. Taught by certified lactation consultants and lactation educators. A breastfeeding book is included with the course. (If you are taking Childbirth 101, you do not need to register for this course--it is included.)

Childbirth 101 Thursday Session

Cost: $50
2nd Floor, Women's and Children's Classroom
777 Hospital Way

Please register early as classes fill quickly.

This is a beginning childbirth class for first-time mothers and support person to help prepare for the strenuous demands of labor and delivery (includes breastfeeding class). Participants will practice relaxation techniques and become physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for labor.

Participants will gain an increased knowledge of the stages of labor, birth, comfort techniques, potential medical interventions including medications, cesarean birth, postpartum care, breastfeeding, baby care basics and making the transition to parenthood. It is recommended to schedule a childbirth class at the beginning of the third trimester to be taken during the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy. Class is a four week session.

Please bring 2 pillows to class and wear comfortable clothing.

Childbirth 101 Tuesday Session

Cost: $50
2nd Floor, Women's and Children's Classroom
777 Hospital Way

Please register early as classes fill quickly.

This is a beginning childbirth class for first-time mothers and support person to help prepare for the strenuous demands of labor and delivery (includes breastfeeding class). Participants will practice relaxation techniques and become physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for labor.

Participants will gain an increased knowledge of the stages of labor, birth, comfort techniques, potential medical interventions including medications, cesarean birth, postpartum care, breastfeeding, baby care basics and making the transition to parenthood. It is recommended to schedule a childbirth class at the beginning of the third trimester to be taken during the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy. Class is a four week session.

Please bring 2 pillows to class and wear comfortable clothing.

Childbirth 101 Two Night Session

Cost: $50
Portneuf Medical Center, 2nd floor L&D classroom
777 Hospital Way, Pocatello

An entire childbirth class in 2 weeks! Includes all topics from Childbirth 101, a tour, and breathing techniques.

You are welcome to bring dinner with you to class!

Childbirth 101 Wednesday Session

Cost: $50
2nd Floor, Women's and Children's Classroom
777 Hospital Way

Please register early as classes fill quickly.

This is a beginning childbirth class for first-time mothers and support person to help prepare for the strenuous demands of labor and delivery (includes breastfeeding class). Participants will practice relaxation techniques and become physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for labor.

Participants will gain an increased knowledge of the stages of labor, birth, comfort techniques, potential medical interventions including medications, cesarean birth, postpartum care, breastfeeding, baby care basics and making the transition to parenthood. It is recommended to schedule a childbirth class at the beginning of the third trimester to be taken during the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy. Class is a four week session.

Please bring 2 pillows to class and wear comfortable clothing.

Expecting Multiples

Cost: $50
2nd floor Labor & Delivery classroom
777 Hospital Way

Please call our office at (208) 239-1437

Pregnancy, labor, and birth are so different when you are having twins or triplets! This class is geared towards the information expectant parents will need to know to feel more comfortable with the experience. Topics include: nutrition, weight gain, physician office visits, warning signs including preterm labor, stages of labor and birth, medical interventions, reasons for vaginal vs. Cesarean delivery, caring for your newborn, and breastfeeding.

In a Hurry Childbirth

Cost: $50
2nd Floor, Women's and Children's Classroom
777 Hospital Way

Please register early as class can be canceled if not enough registrants the Monday before class begins.

This one-day Saturday class is not only for first-time parents who need to complete a childbirth class quickly, but great as a refresher course for returning parents. The course covers stages of labor, birth, medical interventions including cesarean birth and medication options, breathing and relaxation techniques, postpartum, and baby care basics. A labor and birth book is supplied with the class and a tour is offered. It is recommended that couples also register for the breastfeeding class. Please bring a sack lunch (or money for lunch in cafeteria) and 2 pillows to class.

Just the Basics, Please. I'm Due!

Cost: $30
Portneuf Medical Center, 2nd floor Women's and Children's classroom
777 Hospital Way

Please register early to hold your spot in the class. You are welcome to bring snacks or a meal to class.

This one night childbirth class is for expectant parents who only have time for the shortened version of information for labor and birth. Though breathing and relaxation will be introduced as a comfort measure, there will not be practice time during the class. Couples will be given the information to practice on their own at home. Couples can register for Maternity Social to receive a tour of the birthing area. Topics covered in Childbirth 101 that are missing from this class include warning signs in pregnancy, guest speakers, postpartum, newborn care, and breastfeeding. Topics included in the class are:

 

  • Stages of Labor and Birth
  • Comfort Measures
  • Medical Interventions
  • Hospital routines
  • Epidural

Maternity Social

Cost: Free
Pebble Creek Classroom - Main Entrance
777 Hospital Way

The Maternity Social allows expecting parents the opportunity to discuss any last minute questions/concerns, tour the birthing rooms, and complete hospital pre-registration. An evening filled with valuable information, refreshments, and prizes.

Free registration is for 2 people only. $5.00 per person for additional attendees to be paid at door. Event is not appropriate for children. Please find a babysitter so you can come and learn the information you need to know.

Hospital pre-registration begins at 5:45 pm in the Pebble Creek classroom near the main entranceu. Please bring insurance information. Registration usually takes about 10-15 minutes and class will begin at 6 pm.

Super Sitter Safe Kids

Cost: $40
Building C, Main Classroom
957 Hospital Way, Building C

Please call our office at (208) 239-1437

This class is designed for boys and girls at least 11 years old, and teaches how to safely care for children they babysit and how to be safe without an adult nearby. The class includes guest speakers from the police department and fire department. Course topics include babysitting basics, safety, discipline, basic first aid, CPR and much more! Piizza lunch and snacks are provided.  All participants receive a backpack full of course materials and basic supplies for babysitting.