Childbirth, Pregnancy, Parenting,
and Child Safety Classes

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Breastfeeding 101
This class is designed for the first-time mother or breastfeeding moms wishing to review their skills and knowledge before the birth of their child. Babies and support person are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required; call (208) 814-0407.

Fee: Free

Time: Mondays, 7-9 p.m.

Location:
St. Luke’s Magic Valley
Lower Level, Oak 4 Room
801 Pole Line Road W.

Dates:

  • November 10, 2014
  • December 8, 2014
  • January 12, 2015
  • February 9, 2015
  • March 9, 2015
  • April 13, 2015
  • May 11, 2015
  • June 8, 2015
  • July 13, 2015
  • August 10, 2015
  • September 14, 2015
  • October 12, 2015
  • November 9, 2015
  • December 14, 2015
  • January 11, 2016


Infant Safety and CPR
New parents, grandparents, and caregivers are encouraged to attend this class to learn infant CPR and what to do if an infant chokes. Information on properly installing car seats, child safety , and injury prevention are discussed in the first part of the class. Infant CPR with hands-on practice is offered the last half of the class.

This is NOT a certification class. Pre-registration is NOT required for this class.

If you require special accommodations, call (208) 814-0403 at least 24 hours in advance of the event. Interpreter services are available, contact Malena Rodriguez at (208) 814-1060. Servicio de Interpretes disponible, por favor comuniquese con Malena Rodriguez Coordinadora al numero (208) 814-1060.

Register: No registration required.

Fee: Free

Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Location:
St. Luke’s Magic Valley
Lower Level, Oak Rooms 2, 3, 4
801 Pole Line Road W.

Dates:

  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014
  • Tuesday, December 30, 2014
  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015
  • Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015
  • Thursday, April 2, 2015
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015
  • Thursday, May 21, 2015
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015
  • Wednesday, July 1, 2015
  • Thursday, July 9, 2015
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015
  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015
  • Thursday, August 27, 2015
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2015
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015
  • Thursday, October 15, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015
  • Thursday, December 10, 2015
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2015
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2016
  • Thursday, February 4, 2016

Prepared Childbirth Education

This comprehensive class is designed to prepare the expectant mother and support person for labor, childbirth, and early parenting. The class includes:

  • Wellness of the expectant mother
  • Expectations of the labor experience
  • A tour of the maternal/child units
  • Relaxation techniques including massage, music therapy, and visualization exercises
  • Breathing techniques to promote relaxation during labor
  • Videos of vaginal and cesarean deliveries and positions for labor
  • Preparation for cesearean birth
  • Care of the post-partum mother
  • Care of the newborn, including breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and early parenting
  • CPR for infants, including foreign body airway obstruction
  • Car seat safety and home safety information

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring two pillows.  A support person is encouraged to attend.

If you require special accommodations, call (208) 814-0403 at least 24 hours in advance of the event. Interpreter services are available; contact Malena Rodriguez at (208) 814-1060. Servicio de Interpretes disponible, por favor comuniquese con Malena Rodriguez Coordinadora al numero (208) 814-1060.

Register: Pre-registration is required; call (208) 814-0407.

Fee: $60

Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Location:
St. Luke’s Magic Valley
Lower Level, Oak Rooms 2, 3, 4
801 Pole Line Road W.

Dates:

  • Tuesdays, October 14-November 11, 2014
  • Wednesdays, October 29-December 3, 2014 (No class November 26)
  • Thursdays, November 13-December 18, 2014 (No class November 27)
  • Tuesdays, December 2-30, 2014
  • Wednesdays, January 7-February 4, 2015
  • Thursdays, January 15-February 12, 2015
  • Wednesdays, January 7-February 4, 2015
  • Thursdays, January 15-February 12, 2015
  • Tuesdays, January 27-February 24, 2015
  • Wednesdays, February 25-March 25, 2015
  • Thursdays, March 5-April 2, 2015
  • Tuesdays, March 17-April 14, 2015
  • Wednesdays, April 15-May 13, 2015
  • Thursdays, April 23-May 21, 2015
  • Tuesdays, May 5-June 2, 2015
  • Wednesdays, June 3-July 1, 2015
  • Thursdays, June 11-July 9, 2015
  • Tuesdays, June 23-July 21, 2015
  • Wednesdays, July 22-August 19, 2015
  • Thursdays, July 30-August 27, 2015
  • Tuesdays, August 11-September 8, 2015
  • Wednesdays, September 9-October 7, 2015
  • Thursdays, September 17-October 15, 2015
  • Tuesdays, September 29-October 27, 2015
  • Wednesdays, October 28-December 2, 2015 (No class November 25)
  • Thursdays, November 5-December 10, 2015 (No class November 26)
  • Tuesdays, November 17-December 15, 2015
  • Wednesdays, December 23, 2015-January 20, 2016
  • Thursdays, January 7-February 4, 2016

 

Prepared Childbirth Bootcamp

For those unable to attend the 5-week Prepared Childbirth class, this one-day class offers preparation for expectant mothers and their support persons for labor and childbirth. The course includes:

  • Wellness of the expectant mother
  • Expectations of the labor experience
  • Relaxation techniques including massage, music therapy, visualization
  • Breathing techniques to promote relaxation during labor
  • Videos of vaginal and cesarean deliveries, positions for labor
  • Care of the postpartum mother and newborn

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring two pillows. A support person is encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required.

If you require special accommodations, call (208) 814-0403 at least 24 hours in advance of the event. Interpreter services are available; contact Malena Rodriguez at (208) 814-1060. Servicio de Interpretes disponible, por favor comuniquese con Malena Rodriguez Coordinadora al numero (208) 814-1060.

Register: Pre-registration is required; call (208) 814-0407.

Fee: $60

Day / Time: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (with lunch break)

Location:
St. Luke’s Magic Valley
Lower Level, Oak Rooms 2, 3, 4
801 Pole Line Road W.

Dates:

  • January 3, 2015
  • March 7, 2015
  • May 2, 2015
  • July 11, 2015
  • September 5, 2015
  • November 7, 2015


Cesarean Childbirth Class
The third class of each Prepared Childbirth session focuses on cesarean deliveries, pain management, hospital procedures, and non-conforming labors.

If you require special accommodations, call (208) 814-0403 at least 24 hours in advance of the event. Interpreter services are available, contact Malena Rodriguez at (208) 814-1060. Servicio de Interpretes disponible, por favor comuniquese con Malena Rodriguez Coordinadora al numero (208) 814-1060.

Register: Pre-registration is required; please call (208) 814-0407. 

Fee: Free

Time: 6:30-9 p.m. 

Location:
St. Luke’s Magic Valley
Lower Level, Oak Rooms 2, 3, 4
801 Pole Line Road W.

Dates:

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
  • Thursday, December 4, 2014
  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
  • Thursday, March 19, 2015
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015
  • Thursday, June 25, 2015
  • Tuesday, July 7, 2015
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2015
  • Thursday, August 13, 2015
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
  • Thursday, October 1, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015
  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2015
  • Wednesday, January 6, 2016
  • Thursday, January 21, 2016

Childbirth Refresher Course
The second class of each Prepared Childbirth course is offered as a refresher for those who have previously taken a childbirth preparation class. Childbirth preparation and medical center procedures will be reviewed, and participants will take a tour of the Maternal-Child area.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring two pillows. A support person is encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required.

For more information about any class please call (208) 814-0403. Interpreter services are available, contact Malena Rodriguez at (208) 814-1060. Servicio de Interpretes disponible, por favor comuniquese con Malena Rodriguez Coordinadora al numero (208) 814-1060.

Register: Pre-registration is required; call (208) 814-0407.

Fee: $20

Time: 6:30-9 p.m.

Location:
St. Luke’s Magic Valley
Lower Level, Oak Rooms 2, 3, 4
801 Pole Line Road W.

Dates:

  • Thursday, November 20, 2014
  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014
  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015
  • Thursday, January 22, 2015
  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015
  • Thursday, March 12, 2015
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015
  • Thursday, June 18, 2015
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
  • Thursday, August 6, 2015
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015
  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015
  • Wednesday, December 30, 2015
  • Thursday, January 14, 2016

 

Happiest Baby on the Block
Are you ready for parenting?
Avoid sleepless nights, crying baby, relationship stress, and postpartum adjustments. Before your baby arrives, learn an extraordinary approach to calming your baby in our Happiest Baby class. New parents learn step-by-step how to help baby sleep longer and how to soothe even the fussiest infant in minutes…or less!

All class participants receive a parenting kit which contains the Happiest Baby on the Block DVD and Soothing Sounds CD. Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited.


Register:
Pre-registration is required; call (208) 814-0407. 

Fee: $20

Day / Time: Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m.

Location:
St. Luke’s Magic Valley
Lower Level, Oak Rooms 2, 3, 4
801 Pole Line Road W.

Dates:
  • November 18, 2014
  • January 20, 2015
  • March 10, 2015
  • April 21, 2015
  • June 16, 2015
  • September 22, 2015
  • November 3, 2015

 

Courageous Hearts: A Pediatric Cardiac Support Group
St. Luke's Boise and Meridian
A support group for families affected by pediatric heart disease. Children and adults are welcome. No enrollment limit, free of charge. Click here to learn more.

Register: No pre-registration required.

Fee:  Free

Dates: The third Tuesday of February, May, August, and November

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location:
St. Luke's Boise, Downtown South Tower, 5th Floor, Boise Room
St. Luke's Meridian, Blackfoot / Lemhi Rooms

The group alternates meeting sites between St. Luke's Boise and St. Luke's Meridian.
For more information, call (208) 381-1978 or email Julie DuBois.

Safe Kids Buckle Up!
Free car seat inspection and child passenger safety awareness events are conducted by certified safety seat technicians, courtesy of Safe Kids of the Magic Valley. Inspections are held year-round. Come in for a free inspection of your child’s car seat. Purchase a new car seat and have it installed for free by Safe Kids. For more information on events and free inspections, call 814-1000.

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