Women & Children Classes

Breastfeeding For Success

Cost: Free
Portneuf Medical Center, Mink Creek Classroom
777 Hospital Way

This class is one hour in length and 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 Class #2, you do not need to register for this course--it is included.

Breathing and Relaxation Practice

Cost: Free
Portneuf Medical Center, Mink Creek Classroom
777 Hospital Way, Pocatello

This session will include a progressive relaxation exercise, imagery, massage, and breathing techniques for couples to practice. Expectant mothers are encouraged to bring a support person to practice with them, but may attend on their own if desired. Please bring pillows and/or a yoga mat with you for your comfort.

When you arrive at the Mink Creek classroom, please wait there for the instructor as she may be finishing up a tour of the facility with other guests but will be with you shortly.

Breathing/Relaxation Practice AND Hospital Tour

Cost: Free
Portneuf Medical Center, Main Entrance
777 Hospital Way

This is a combination class registration for both the Hospital Tour (6 to 7 pm) and the Breathing/Relaxation Practice (7 to 8 pm).

Childbirth 101 Class #1

Cost: Free
Portneuf Medical Center, Mink Creek Classroom
777 Hospital Way

Please register early as classes fill quickly.

The Childbirth 101 series has 2 classes that are free of charge. These classes contain the information that expectant parents will need to be prepared for their baby's birth. You may sign up for any Class #1 and Class #2 combination that you wish.

Registration is only for the expectant mother and one adult support person. Please sign up for the classes that you will attend so we can plan for the class appropriately and if necessary, please call 239-1437 for cancellation. We recommend that you begin taking classes any time after the 28th week of gestation, but before the 37th week in case you deliver early.

Topics covered in Class #1 are:

  • Stages Of Labor
  • The Birth Process
  • Anesthesia Guest Speaker (epidurals, spinals, intrathecals)
  • Medical Interventions (fetal monitoring, inductions, Cesarean birth, etc.)

During the 2 session series, a tour and breathing/relaxation practices are not included. Please sign up for the tour and breathing practice separately.

You may bring dinner with you if you wish. Light refreshments will be served.

Childbirth 101 Class #2

Cost: Free
Portneuf Medical Center, Mink Creek Classroom
777 Hospital Way

Please register early as classes fill quickly.

Please see additional information under Class #1.

This is the 2nd class of the 2 night series that is free of charge.

Topics covered in this class are:

  • Newborn Physician Guest Speaker
  • Newborn Care
  • Postpartum
  • Breastfeeding

Please sign up for a tour and breathing/relaxation practice separately.

You may bring dinner with you to class if you wish. Light refreshments will be served.

Hospital Tour

Cost: Free
Portneuf Medical Center, Main Entrance
777 Hospital Way

Come join us for a tour of the Women's and Children's area and learn valuable information about delivering at Portneuf Medical Center.

Registration is for 2 people only due to space limiations on the tour. The event is not suitable for children.

We will meet in the Main Entrance lobby and leave on tour at exactly 6:00 pm.

Following the tour, there will be an optional 1 hour breathing and relaxation practice (see description under Breathiing and Relaxation Practice) you may attend if you choose. For your own comfort, you may bring pillows and/or a yoga mat with you to practice.

In a Hurry Childbirth

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

Please call our office at (208) 239-1437

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. Please bring a sack lunch (or money for lunch in cafeteria) and 2 pillows to class.

Super Sitter Safe Kids

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

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.