Birth and Baby Care Classes
All Birth and Baby Care Classes are currently being held virtually.
Becoming a new parent is an exciting time, and UnityPoint Health - Des Moines offers a number of birth and baby care classes to help you prepare for this new adventure. Learn about what to expect during delivery, tips on comfort measures during childbirth, prepare yourself for breastfeeding, learn how to bathe your baby and so much more!
The following classes are offered throughout the year:
- Baby Finances
- Baby Safety
- Beyond Birth: The First Year
- Breastfeeding Support Groups
- Car Seat Safety
- Childhood Vaccinations
- Feed Your Child: The First Year
- Newborn Care
- Supporting New Moms
- Understanding Childbirth: Series
- Understanding Childbirth: Express
- Understanding Childbirth: Multiples
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.
Cancellation Policy: If class is cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, you will be notified via email or phone (depending on contact information provided during registration). We also will post information on our website and social media. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If this should happen, you will be notified by email or phone no later than one week in advance and given the opportunity to register for the next available class.
If you have any questions or have registered for a class and are unable to attend, please call (515) 241-6763.