The New Dad's Class is a two-hour long class that provides new fathers with valuable insight and expectations regarding the important role of caring for their child. You will learn about postpartum changes mom will experience and the incredible joys and day-to-day challenges of parenthood, as well as helpful safety tips. You ill explore life changes for new fathers, both before and after the birth of your child. Our facilitator is a father who understands fatherhood first hand.
The New Dad's Class is held at Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Methodist West Hospital. Please take note of the location when you're registering.
- Classes at Iowa Methodist are held in the Education & Research Center (ERC) - located on the ground level of the Iowa Methodist Parking Garage. The Iowa Methodist Parking Garage is located on the west side of the Iowa Methodist Campus, on the corner of Pleasant St. and 14th Place. We recommend parking in the Iowa Methodist Parking Garage and taking the South parking garage elevators to the Ground Level. After exiting the elevator, you will be in the ERC. View Maps & Directions: Iowa Methodist Campus and Education & Research Center (ERC)
Please note: The Woodland Avenue entrance will be locked.
- Classes at Methodist West are held in the Conference Center - The Conference Center entrance is located on the West side of the hospital (back side of the hospital), use the Short Term Parking areas or employee parking spots. View Maps & Directions: Methodist West Campus
Click on the Register Now button above to register for an upcoming class - registration must be completed online. If you're needing to cancel a class or for further assistance please call 515.241.6763.
- Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment, if this should happen you will be notified by email or phone one week in advance and given the opportunity to register for the next available classes.
- For cancellations due to inclement weather, please tune into your local TV or Radio stations. Cancellations will also be posted on our website at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines - You will also receive notification if your class is cancelled by phone/ email
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