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Parenting Classes

Babies Room Parenting Classes

Grinnell - Light Center for Community Health

3rd Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of the month, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Grinnell Regional's Babies Room provides incentives and educational programs to women who are pregnant or who have a child less than 3 years of age. Our intent is to provide support for women to care for themselves as they raise healthy children.

Earn free child merchandise/items for good parenting and care of your infant and toddler. Talk to our representatives about how you can enjoy this service for moms, infants and toddlers.

For information on this program, email or call (641) 236-2385.

Breastfeeding Education

Grinnell - East Tomasek Room, GRMC

September 25 – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
November 27 – 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

GRMC has a certified lactation counselor who will offer a 1.5 hour course that focuses on breastfeeding. The course will address those first two hours after delivery, teaching your baby to suck, tips on milk production, reducing barriers experienced when breastfeeding and returning to work, nutrition and birth control for mothers nursing and much more.

For more information, email  the Kintzinger Women's Health Center or call (641) 236-2324.

Prenatal/Childbirth Classes

Preparation for a baby involves education on what to expect, what happens in your body, how to care for yourself and your baby after delivery, breastfeeding and so much more. Choose to take this six-hour course either over three evenings or all in one Saturday. All classes are held in the Tomasek Room, GRMC.

October 2, 9, and 16 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
(Must attend all three evening sessions during that month.)

Saturday All-Day Sessions
September 22 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
December 8 – 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information, email the Kintzinger Women's Health Center or call (641) 236-2324

WIC Clinics (or Well Child)

Brooklyn - Brooklyn United Methodist Church

3rd Monday of the month – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grinnell - Light Center for Community Health

3rd Tuesday of the month – 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4th Tuesday of the month – 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) at (641) 752-7162 or (800) 390-5293.