Birth and Beyond Classes
Birth and Beyond Classes
Classes for 2014 / 2015
**Please click on the date of the class you want to register for**
**Please note that you are not registered for the class until your payment information has been successfully processed and you receive a confirmation email. Please bring your confirmation email with you to class. For any concerns regarding registration or payment status, please contact (909) 558-3500.
All classes are held in the Birth and Beyond Education Center, unless otherwise noted. Birth and Beyond Education Center 11215 Mountain View Ave, Suite 179 Loma Linda, CA 92354
To register for classes, please select the class below and call 909-558-3500.
Register early – Class size is limited.
- Have your credit card ready for payment
- Reservations are not confirmed until payment is received
- No refunds will be made unless we are notified 48 hours before the date of the class
- Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment
- Birth & Beyond Education and Maternity Tour hot line informational recording at 909-558-4000 x33897
Preparing For Baby Classes
Preparing for a new baby is a special time. Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital would like to support and inform you throughout your pregnancy with a wide range of prenatal classes designed to prepare you mentally, physically and emotionally for your transition into parenthood.
Childbirth Classes: Four-Week Series
An in-depth class allowing extra time for specific topics and individual questions. Relaxation, breathing and birthing techniques are reinforced with repeated weekly practice. Tuesdays or Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
- October 7-28, 2014
- November 6-20, December 4, 2014
- January 6-27, 2015
- February 5-26, 2015
- March 10-31, 2015
- April 2-23, 2015
- May 5-26, 2015
- June 4-25, 2015
- July 7-28, 2015
- August 6-27, 2015
- September 1-22, 2015
- October 8-29, 2015
- November 3-17, December 1, 2015
$85 per couple
Childbirth Classes: One-Day Class
A fast-paced, streamlined class for couples who are unable to attend our four-week series or for those who have had a baby before and want to update their information and birthing skills.
Sundays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (lunch 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.)
- October 19, 2014
- November 16, 2014
- January 25, 2015
- February 22, 2015
- March 22, 2105
- April 19, 2015
- May 17, 2015
- June 14, 2015
- July 19, 2015
- August 16, 2015
- September 20, 2015
- October 18, 2015
- November 15, 2015
- December 13, 2015
$85 per couple
Birth and Beyond Fitness
We offer several fitness class options that can evolve with you through your pregnancy and beyond into parenthood. Exercising throughout your pregnancy has so many benefits for you and your growing baby, such as better sleep, decreased discomfort, improved self-image, reduced stress and preparation for childbirth. Regular exercise after pregnancy can promote weight loss, relieve stress, boost your mood and restore muscle strength. In addition, exercise habits established at the beginning of motherhood can last a lifetime and provide profound benefits for the mother, baby and other family.
Moms on the Move Water Aerobics
This class is held at the LLU Drayson Center outdoor pool in the warmer months. It is a low impact aerobics class that includes toning and stretching exercises in shallow water. Class is designed for moms at any stage of pregnancy and in their first year postpartum. No children please.
Please contact Amber Young at email@example.com before enrolling in this class. We need three paying participants in order to hold this class. You will be contacted the day of class by 2pm if we have at least three committed participants to hold class on that particular day. You will then enroll and pay before attending each class. Thank you!”
Mondays and Wednesdays, May - October
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
$8 per class
Moms on the Move Yoga
This class is held in the Birth and Beyond Education center in the cooler months when water aerobics is not an option. You will learn the physical and psychological benefits of yoga for both pregnant and postpartum moms through gentle yoga poses and breath awareness. Do not miss out on this opportunity to nurture yourself and learn tools to better nurture your child. Moms only please.
Please contact Amber Young at AMYoung@llu.edu before attending your first class. We need at least three paying participants to hold the class. Please do not enroll and pay until three participants are confirmed. Thank you!
Wednesdays, November - April, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
$8 per class
Moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers and kids of all ages — come join us once a month for gentle yoga poses and breath awareness to help build core strength and balance. Child-friendly poses and song make this class fun for the whole family. No previous yoga experience is required, and mats and props are provided for first-timers.
Sundays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
$10 per class, per adult. Kids FREE!
We want to help you succeed at breastfeeding! This class, taught by a Certified Lactation Educator, offers:
- Demonstrations of positioning and latch
- Explanation of babies hunger cues
- Benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby
- Description of feeding patterns and common growth spurts
- Outline of nutrition for mom
- Ways dad can be an active participant
- Local and online breastfeeding resources
Tuesdays/Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
- October 23, 2014
- November 18, 2014
- December 9, 2014
- January 22, 2015
- February 24, 2015
- March 19, 2015
- April 21, 2015
- May 28, 2015
- June 23, 2015
- July 23, 2015
- August 25, 2015
- September 24, 2015
- October 27, 2015
- November 19, 2015
- December 15, 2015
COST: $30 per couple*
*Only $10 with paid enrollment in Preparing for Childbirth Class
This class, created for kids ages 3-7, will help prepare older brothers and sisters for the arrival of a new baby. Taught by a Child Life Specialist, it includes fun activities, baby doll role-play, dressup and a tour of the birthing unit. Parents should attend class with their child(ren).
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
- September 24, 2014
- November 12, 2014
- February 18, 2015
- April 15, 2015
- June 24, 2015
- September 9, 2015
- December 2, 2015
$25 per family Loma Linda University Medical Center, 3400
Baby Is Coming
This class will help you gain confidence in taking care of your new baby. Topics cover normal newborn appearance and behavior, sleep patterns, bathing, diapering and safety. In addition, you will learn and practice Dr. Karp’s Happiest Baby on the Block calming and swaddling techniques. Each couple will go home with a FREE Happiest Baby on the Block CD and DVD, valued at $25!
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
- October 2, 2014
- January 8, 2015
- March 12, 2015
- May 7, 2015
- July 9, 2015
- September 3, 2015
- November 5, 2015
- October 9, 2015
$45 per couple
Car Seat Fitting
To schedule an appointment for a free car seat fitting by a Certified Car Seat Technician and receive information about car seat safety, call 909-558-8118.
Infant & Child CPR
A hands-on class designed to teach caregivers the life-saving technique of cardiopulmonary resuscitation appropriate (CPR) to be used on newborns through eight years of age.* Skills are reinforced by practice on mannequins. Choking, childproofing and SIDS are also discussed. A car seat safety demonstration by a Certified Car Seat Technician completes this class to make your baby as safe as possible.
*This class does not CPR certify you. If you are interested in CPR certification, please call our life support education department at 909-558-4977.
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
- October 16, 2014
- December 11, 2014
- January 29, 2015
- March 26, 2015
- May 21, 2015
- July 16, 2015
- September 17, 2015
- November 12, 2015
$30 per couple, $20 single
FREE Maternity Tour
A tour with question and answer session approximately two hours in length. You DO NOT need to pre-register, just meet by the information desk inside the main entrance to LLUMC. The last Wednesday of each month, the tour is in Spanish only.
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m
- Please, no children under five years of age
- No tour November 27 or December 25, 2013
- No tour January 1, November 26, December 24 or December 31, 2014
- For directions to LLUMC, call 909-558-4000 ext. 82400
Life with Baby Classes
Babies do not come with instruction manuals. Bringing them home can be both exciting and frightening for new parents. Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital offers a variety of classes and groups to help ease your transition into parenthood. Our goal is to help make your life with baby a more rewarding experience.
Infant Bonding and Massage
A class designed to teach parents, grandparents, caregivers and older siblings (over six years of age) how to bond with their infant through touch, song and story. Weekly massage can stimulate growth, reduce colic and increase self confidence in both the infant and the caregiver.
Mondays, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
$30 per couple, $20 single
It’s Time to Eat
This class is designed for new parents who are getting ready to start solids with their 6-12 month old baby. In this class you will learn:
- How, when and what to feed your baby
- Healthy, fun and safe ways to feed your baby and toddler
- Sign language words related to eating
- How to safely, quickly and easily prepare and store your baby’s food We will calm your feeding fears and make mealtime more enjoyable for mom, dad and baby!
- November 9, 2014
- January 11, 2015
- March 8, 2015
- May 24, 2015
- July 5, 2015
- September 13, 2015
- November 8, 2015
$20 per couple
Free of Charge Groups
Created to give moms a place to make new friends, get support and discuss the joys and challenges of motherhood, these groups are for new moms and their babies to attend together (healthy older siblings are welcome, also). Our Birth and Beyond Education Center has blankets, swings, booster seats, playmats and toys for baby and big brother or sister to enjoy while mom participates in the group discussion. Moms will also have access to our Lending Library, full of popular and highly recommended books and videos to check out. While free, please register so that we have contact information.
Moms Joining Moms
In this group, we talk about the stages all moms go through in their first year postpartum. Group discussion and sharing is encouraged! Each week, a popular parenting topic will be introduced, such as calming techniques, baby wearing, infant massage and infant sign language. For more information about this group, please email Amber Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Mothers' Breastfeeding Circle
Talk openly about your breastfeeding experiences with other breastfeeding moms. You can also get assistance with breastfeeding problems, weigh your baby and have your feeding questions answered. You will leave this group feeling supported and more confident! Pre-registration is required.
Meetings are held on Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (except January 1, November 26, December 24 and December 31, 2014)