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Maternity, Childbirth & Parenting Classes

The following classes are offered through Simi Valley Hospital (SVH). Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register for a class, call (805) 955-6304 or email us.

Maternity Tour

In this free tour, expectant parents visit the labor and delivery area, learn how to pre-register at the hospital and receive free gifts, information and coupons at this single session. Pre-registration is required. Call (805) 955-6304 for more information, register online, or download the class description and registration form (PDF). If you would like to take a virtual tour before your live visit, please go to our online photo gallery.

LOCATION: Garden Conference Room
COST: Free

July 22 or 24, 7pm-8:30pm
August 12, 14 or 19, 7pm-8:30pm
September 2, 4 or 18, 7pm-8:30pm
October 2, 16 or 21, 7pm-8:30pm
November 4, 6 or 18, 7pm-8:30pm
December
2, 4 or 16, 7pm-8:30pm

Sibling Relations

Your older children (designed for ages 3-8) will learn about the changes that will take place when you bring home a new baby. A tour of the maternity unit is included. Children must be at least 2-1/2 years old, in good health and accompanied by a parent. Please bring a doll with you to class for practice. Pre-registration is required. To register, call (805) 955-6304 or download the class description and registration form (PDF).

LOCATION: Café Conference Room
COST: Free

August 26, 6pm-7:30pm
October 28, 6pm-7:30pm
December 9, 6pm-7:30pm

Prepared Childbirth

This four-week course is offered year-round. The class meets on Mondays or Wednesdays. Plan to begin the course during your seventh or eighth month of pregnancy. Please bring two pillows to the first two classes. Please note: The Baby Care Basics class is included in the cost and is presented on the last date of each course. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, so register early. To register, call (805) 955-6304. Your call will be returned within 4 days. Once you are accepted into the class, please download the class description and registration form (PDF).

LOCATION: Garden Conference Room
COST: $50 per couple; $25 per couple for refresher (2nd & 3rd class); $12 per couple for C-section/Postpartum (3rd class)

Mondays, July 14-August 4, 6-8pm
Wednesdays, August 6-27, 6-8pm
Mondays, September 8-29, 6-8pm
Wednesdays, September 10-October 1, 6-8pm
Wednesdays, October 15-November 5, 6-8pm
Mondays, October 20-November 10, 6-8pm
Wednesdays, November 19-December 10, 6-8pm
Mondays, November 24-December 15, 6-8pm

Baby Care Basics

Learn all about the care of your soon-to-arrive newborn, including bathing, diapering, feeding, burping, and comforting. (This class is included in the Prepared Childbirth series, so do not register for this if you are taking the full childbirth course.) Pre-registration is required. To register, call (805) 955-6304. Your call will be returned within 4 days. Once you are accepted into a class download the class description and registration form (PDF).

LOCATION: Garden Conference Room
COST: $10 per couple

July 30, 6pm-8pm
August 4, 6pm-8pm
August 27, 6pm-8pm
September 29, 6pm-8pm
October 1, 6pm-8pm
November 5, 6pm-8pm
November 10, 6pm-8pm
December 10, 6pm-8pm
December 15, 6pm-8pm

Preparing for Your First Baby

Your pregnancy is nearly over, and you have so many questions! This class, led by pediatrician Alvin Miller, MD, is designed to answer those questions so you can relax and enjoy your new baby. Pre-registration is required. To register, call (805) 955-6304. Your call will be returned within 4 days. Once you are accepted into a class download the class description and registration form (PDF).

LOCATION: Café Conference Room
COST: $10 per couple

September 9, 6pm-7:30pm
November 17, 6pm-7:30pm

Breastfeeding Class

There’s no better way to nourish your baby than through breastfeeding, and it’s good for you, too. This class will prepare you for breastfeeding and help you make it a positive experience for both you and your baby. Taught by an internationally board-certified lactation consultant. Mothers and babies welcome. Please bring one pillow and your support person to class. To register, call (805) 955-6304. Your call will be returned within 4 days. Once you are accepted into the class, please download the class flyer (PDF).

LOCATION: Garden Conference Room
COST: $35 per couple

July 31, 6pm-8pm
August 28, 6pm-8pm
September 25, 6pm-8pm
October 30, 6pm-8pm
November 20, 6pm-8pm
December 18, 6pm-8pm

Breastfeeding Support Group

This free support group is led by a board-certified lactation specialist. Mothers and babies are welcome. For more information, please call Simi Valley Hospital Women's Unit at (805) 955-6304.

LOCATION: Simi Valley Hospital Women's Unit, 3rd Floor

Every Thursday, 9am-10am

CPR for Family and Friends: Infant Course

This course consists of a 1 ½ hour session and is approved by the American Heart Association. The course includes information on how to perform the basic skills of CPR and how to help an infant who is choking. The infant CPR program is for new parents, grandparents and others who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. This class includes participation and demonstration. Pre-registration is required. To register, call (805) 955-6890 or download the class description and registration form (PDF).

LOCATION: North Campus education classroom (3015 N. Sycamore)
COST: $30

August 13, 6-7:30pm
October 9, 6-7:30pm
December 14
, 1:30-3pm