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Brookings Health System offers a variety of classes for healthy pregnancy, safe birth, parenting skills, and assistance with breastfeeding. Registration can be completed either online or by calling (605) 696-9000, ext. 8052.

Childbirth Preparation Class

These classes are held for two hours during a six-week session and include information about childbirth preparation (stages of labor, pain management techniques, and information on what to expect during delivery), baby care basics and a tour of the New Beginings Birth Center. Cost: FREE

Breastfeeding Class

This class is taught by a certified lactation consultant.

Class objectives include:  

  • Steps for successful breastfeeding
  • Feeding cues of baby
  • Benefits and physiology of breastfeeding
  • Nipple assessment
  • Importance of diet, nutrition, exercise, and sleep
  • Tips for working mothers
  • When to use a breast pump
  • Possible hurdles to breastfeeding, such as engorgement, plugged ducts, sore nipples and mastitis. 

Cost: FREE

OB Education Class Calendar


Oct 03 Monday

Hybrid Postpartum Support Group

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Obstetrics Support Group
Oct 03 Monday

Ask a Doula

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Obstetrics Doula
Oct 03 Monday

Online Childbirth Preparation Session - October & November

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Tour New Beginnings Birth Center

You may schedule an in-person tour of New Beginnings Birth Center any day of the week. Please call (605) 696-9000, ext. 8052, to schedule your tour. Cost: FREE

Don't have time for an in-person tour? Watch our video tour of New Beginnings Birth Center. 

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