Birth & Baby Education

Brookings Health offers free education opportunities to help you learn about labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and caring for yourself and your baby.

Understanding Birth & Baby eClass

Pregnant mom and dad sitting on a sofa while looking at a laptop screen togetherThis self-paced class allows parents to learn wherever they have internet access. The course includes three modules: 

  • Understanding Birth: learn about the stages of labor, common comfort techniques and medical procedures, and communicating birth preferences with your healthcare team. Module Length: 6 - 8 hours
  • Understanding Breastfeeding: learn about how breastfeeding works, when to feed your baby, producing enough milk and breast care. Module Length: 1.5 - 2 hours
  • Understanding Postpartum Health & Baby Care: learn how to care for yourself after you baby is born as well as how to care for a newborn in the first few weeks after labor and delivery. Module Length: 2 - 3 hours

The eClasses are available in eight languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Arabic, Japanese and Chinese.

Register for Understanding Birth & Baby eClass


Understanding Birth & Baby Recap

Newborn baby being held in adult handsThis in-person education session offers a recap of the Understanding Birth & Baby eClass. Expecting parents may also ask questions about specific items from the eClass learning. The session includes a tour of New Beginnings Birth Center. Experienced parents who are new to the area or who would like a labor and delivery refresher are also encouraged to attend. 


Events & Support Groups

Check out our upcoming events and support groups to help you manage the journey of pregnancy and parenthood.


Apr

Apr 15 Monday

Hybrid Postpartum Support Group

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

You do not have to handle life on your own. You deserve support during this time.

Obstetrics Support Group
Apr 16 Tuesday

New Beginnings Baby Café Breastfeeding Support Group

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

New Beginnings Baby Café supports breastfeeding mothers in every aspect of nursing, from starting to weaning and every variation in between.

Obstetrics Breastfeeding Support Group
Apr 18 Thursday

New Beginnings Baby Café Breastfeeding Support Group

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

New Beginnings Baby Café supports breastfeeding mothers in every aspect of nursing, from starting to weaning and every variation in between.

Obstetrics Breastfeeding Support Group