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You’re expecting... and we’re expecting you!

Planning for the birth of your baby can be exciting, exhilarating, and sometimes anxiety-producing! Here at EIRMC, we offer many free childbirth classes to help you feel more comfortable about delivery, breastfeeding, and caring for your newborn.

With something for everyone, our classes range in subject from parents preparing to have their first child to experienced parents who need a refresher.

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Our free childbirth education classes include:

We’re Having a Baby: Childbirth Preparation

Our Certified Childbirth Educators and Certified Lactation consultants will prepare you for labor & delivery, early parenting, and breastfeeding education with confidence and support. First-time and “experienced” expectant parents in the 6-8 months of pregnancy are welcome.

The class meets the 2nd Friday and Saturday of every month. We’ll discuss prenatal nutrition, preterm labor, relaxation, tour Women’s Services, and educate about labor and delivery, post-partum and newborn care, including infant CPR. You will have a break for lunch from 1:00pm – 1:30pm, then return for Prenatal breastfeeding basics taught by our Certified Lactation consultants. Free. To register, call (208) 227-2778.

Who: Expectant Parents at 6-8 months in pregnancy
Where: EIRMC, 3100 Channing Way, Classroom A&B
Pre-registration: Required, please call (208) 227-2778
When: Fri 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Sat 9:00am – 3:30pm

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Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

At EIRMC, we encourage and support breastfeeding as baby’s best nutrition. Learn baby behavior, common challenges, and effective techniques to get you and baby off to the best start. This class is taught by an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. Free. To register, call (208) 227-2778.

When: Second Saturday of each month, 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
Where: EIRMC, 3100 Channing Way, Classroom A&B

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Gentle Touch Infant Massage

Infant massage has been shown to promote physical and emotional development, and help parents connect with their new baby. Learn techniques of infant massage to calm and soothe your baby. Pre-registration is required. To register, call (208) 227-2778.

Who: New parents or caregiver and their infant(s)
Timing: Class is designed for infants 1 to 12 months
Where: Outpatient Pediatric Therapy Clinic, EIRMC Medical Office Building, Suite 100, 2860 Channing Way
Preregistration: Required, please call (208) 227-2778
When: Wednesdays, 5:00pm – 6:00pm

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