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Pregnancy & Newborn Care

At Kaiser Permanente, we are behind you every step of the way when you are expecting. Explore our Pregnancy & Newborn Care classes below!

Pregnancy and Diabetes Nutrition Class

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members Only
Must pre-register

This class is for members who are pregnant and have Gestational Diabetes as well as those who have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes prior to the pregnancy.  In this class you will learn about:

  • How Gestational Diabetes is diagnosed
  • The importance of good blood sugars in Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes
  • Risks to mom and baby if blood sugars are not controlled
  • Your blood sugar goals
  • Healthy eating and activity for diabetes during pregnancy
  • What to expect after pregnancy

This class is taught by a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) who will then schedule you for an individual telephone follow-up to help you achieve your blood sugar and healthy eating goals.

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Breastfeeding Basics

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
Members only
Must pre-register

Breast milk is the best nutritional start you can give your newborn. This virtual class and is for pregnant members who will be at least 28 weeks gestation at the time of the class.

  • How Breastfeeding Works
  • Getting started in the hospital.
  • How to correctly latch and position your baby.
  • Feeding cues and when to feed your baby.
  • Ensuring adequate milk supply.
  • Returning to work; pumping and storing milk.
  • Breast feeding support services.

This class covers various breastfeeding topics, addressing a wide array of questions and concerns that many participants have about breastfeeding.  Partners are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Space is limited, please register early.

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Prenatal Nutrition

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND
  Members Only
Must pre-register

This 1-hour class is for members who are pregnant and want to learn more about their nutritional needs during pregnancy as well as how to manage some of the common discomforts.

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Childbirth Preparation & Newborn Care***

COST $0
WHO CAN ATTEND Members Only

One of the best things soon-to-be moms can do is take
a childbirth preparation and newborn care class. In this
class, you will learn how to prepare for your
baby with discussions on:

• Fetal development
• How to know when labor begins
• Comfort measures
• Epidurals
• Hospital procedures
• Delivery

You will also learn what to do once your baby is born. Newborn care includes:

• Bathing
• Sleep patterns
• Diapering
• Feeding methods
• Dressing
• When to call your pediatrician

NOTE: This is a self-paced class within our “Injoy” app. Please call the Lactation Line at 770-496-3409 and our Maternal Child Health Team will provide you access.

*For questions or to register, all non–members are asked to call 404-364-7117.
**Disclaimer: The products and services described here are provided by entities other than Kaiser Permanente and are neither offered nor guaranteed under your Kaiser Permanente Foundation Health Plan, Inc. contract. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse or make any representation regarding the quality or medical efficacy of such products and services, nor the financial integrity of these entities. Kaiser Permanente disclaims any liability for these products and services. Any disputes regarding these products and services may be subject to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan’s grievance process. Should a problem arise with any of these products, you may call Member Services at 1–888–865–5813, and we will direct you as appropriate.
***Maternity classes are also available at our affiliated hospitals. Call or register online. Fees apply. Northside Hospital: Mothers First Program: 404-845-5555 Press Option 1 northside.com/maternityresources