Woman & Infant Services Support

Prepare for your baby from the comfort of home with our new e-classes for childbirth education and breastfeeding. Our self-paced classes include videos, animations, interactive exercises and optional read-along material with audio.

Our Classes

Virtual Childbirth Education

  • Safe exercises/body mechanics
  • Stages of labor
  • Medical procedures
  • Birth plans
  • Cesarean birth
  • Comfort techniques
  • What to pack for the hospital
  • Newborn procedures
  • Postpartum care
  • Breastfeeding basics

CHILDBIRTH CLASS (4-6 hours) 

All about pregnancy: Safe exercises and body mechanics, nutrition, discomforts and warning signs.

How labor works: Preparing for childbirth, signs of labor, stages of labor.

Birth stories: Real video library of different birth stories to help prepare you for your very own. 

Comfort techniques: Labor support tips and tricks, breathing exercises, hydrotherapy techniques, labor positions, massage techniques and information on back labor.  

Medical procedures: Decision making and birth plans, induction of labor, fetal monitoring, IV’s and other potential interventions. 

Cesarean birth: Reasons for cesareans, benefits and risks, breastfeeding and cesarean birth. 

Newborns: Newborn appearance and newborn procedures.

Postpartum: Physical changes, emotions, lifestyle changes and breastfeeding basics. 



TO REGISTER, CONTACT:
Foundation Health Partners Education
907-458-5580
FHPeducation@foundationhealth.org

$50 for 9 months of access to childbirth class online content

For additional questions regarding the childbirth education class, contact FHPChildbirthEducation@foundationhealth.org

Virtual Breastfeeding Education

  • Getting to know breastfeeding
  • Getting the best start
  • Latching on
  • Breastfeeding positions
  • When to feed your baby
  • Getting enough milk
  • Breast care
  • Breastfeeding lifestyle

BREASTFEEDING CLASS (2-3 hours)

How breastfeeding works: 3D breast anatomy and milk production animation, colostrum, breastmilk qualities, why breastfeeding is important, American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.

Getting the best start: Sharing breastfeeding plans with hospital staff, skin-to-skin contact, rooming-in, lactation consultants and pacifier recommendations.

Latching on: Reclined and upright positions, 3D animation comparing deep and shallow latches.

Breastfeeding positions: Laid-back, cross-cradle, football, side-lying and cradle hold.

When to feed your baby: Hunger and satiation cues, feeding patterns and guidelines, how to feed a sleepy baby and cluster feedings.

Getting enough milk: Signs of milk transfer, growth spurts, feeding and diaper log, stool and urine guidelines, weight gain, getting help.

Breast care: Normal breast fullness, hand expression and pumping, engorgement, nipple tenderness, mastitis and other warning signs.

Breastfeeding lifestyle: Partner support and involvement, feeding in public, self-care, substances to avoid, support groups and returning to work.



TO REGISTER, CONTACT:
Foundation Health Partners Education
907-458-5580
FHPeducation@foundationhealth.org

$20 for 9 months of access to online content

To register for one (or both!) classes, contact: 

Foundation Health Partners Education
907-458-5580
email us


$50 for 9 months of access to childbirth class online content 

$20 for 9 months access to breastfeeding class online content  


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