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. Please
check back here and follow the Blank Children’s
Facebook page for updates and information.
The New Dad's - Supporting New Moms class is a two-hour class that provides a new dad or support person 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 and support personal survival tips! You will explore life changes for the new support person, both before and after the birth of your child. We recommend this class just for support people!
New Dad's - Supporting New Moms class is 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 North Ankeny Boulevard, Ankeny, IA. After entering through the main entrance, the classroom is located 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. If you've already registered and need to cancel your registration, please call 515-241-6763.
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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