Breastfeeding

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E. Hickman Road
Waukee, Iowa 50263

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Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

03 Patients
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Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

02 Patients
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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

03 Patients
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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

01 Patients
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Breastfeeding

Date & Time Location Registration
10/8/2020 - 6:00 PM Canceled - Please Register for Other Learning Opportunities Registration Full
10/21/2020 - 6:00 PM Canceled - Please Register for Other Learning Opportunities
10/22/2020 - 5:30 PM Canceled - Please Register for Other Learning Opportunities
11/12/2020 - 6:00 PM Canceled - Please Register for Other Learning Opportunities
11/18/2020 - 6:00 PM Canceled - Please Register for Other Learning Opportunities
12/3/2020 - 6:00 PM Methodist West Hospital - Conference Room 1/2
12/16/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in Education and Research Center
12/17/2020 - 6:00 PM Iowa Methodist Medical Center - Classroom 3 in the Education and Research Center

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Notice: Childbirth Education Classes are Canceled at this time

To keep you and your loved ones safe during the global outbreak of COVID-19, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is restricting visitors at our facilities. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will continue to monitor the situation for future classes and feel free to register for classes with open registration. If your class is canceled we will try to provide you with other online class opportunities. Please check back here and follow the Blank Children’s Facebook page for updates and information. 

If you plan to breastfeed your baby, we encourage you to register for this two-hour Breastfeeding class. You will discuss essential information on how your body produces milk, what an effective latch looks like, how to know if your baby is feeding well, the basics of expressing your milk, what to expect during the beginning of your breastfeeding journey, and what support resources are available once you've been discharged from the hospital. 

Our Lactation Services team encourages you to bring your support person with you to the Breastfeeding class. A supportive partner positively impacts breastfeeding success and should learn about the breastfeeding process alongside you. 

Breastfeeding classes are held at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Methodist West Hospital, and UnityPoint Ankeny Medical Park. Please take note of which location you have registered for. 

  • Classes at Iowa Methodist Medical Center are held in the Education & Research Center (ERC). View Maps & Directions to Iowa Methodist Medical Center and the Education & Research Center. Please note: the Woodland Avenue doors will be locked. View this video for parking and finding the ERC.
  • Classes at Methodist West Hospital are held in the Conference Center. View Maps & Directions to Methodist West Hospital. View this video for parking and finding the Conference Rooms at Methodist West Hospital.
  • Classes at UnityPoint Ankeny Medical Park are located at 3625 N Ankeny Boulevard, Ankeny, IA. After entering through the main entrance, the classroom is on the left next to the information desk.

Click on the Register Now button above to register for an upcoming class. Registration must be completed online. When registering for a class, there's no need to register both parents; the expectant mom's registration will hold a spot for her support person as well. 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.

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