The Newborn Care Class is a two-and-half-hour class that helps expectant parents learn basic caring techniques for a newborn during the first six weeks. During class you will watch videos and discuss common care techniques for comforting, feeding, bathing, and diapering, as well as understanding newborn health and safety concerns. You will also have the opportunity for interactive practice during class. CPR is not included in this class. We recommend you to take a CPR class through your local Red Cross or the 411 Safety Store in West Des Moines.
Newborn Care class is held at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Methodist West Hospital and Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Please take note of which location you have registered for.
Registration must be completed online. Click on the Register Now button above to register for an upcoming class. If you've already registered and need to cancel your registration, please call 515-241-6728.
Class may be cancelled due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstance. If this should happen, you will be notified by e-mail and/or a phone call and given the opportunity to register for the next available class.
Be sure to get all of the UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Pregnancy & Maternity updates by liking our Facebook Page.