Birth and Beyond Education Classes

Covering everything from the childbirth process to what you need to know about a NICU stay, we offer classes, tours and support groups to help you prepare for your family’s newest addition.

Our classes, taught by caring experts, are designed to help you feel prepared for pregnancy, labor & delivery, baby care and more. New classes are added all the time, so please check back often. 

How to Register

Click on the date of the class you want to attend to access our registration website.

  • 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
  • No meeting will be held on holidays
  • Birth & Beyond Education and Maternity Tour hot line informational recording at 909-558-4000

Please note that you are not registered for the class until your payment information has been successfully processed and you receive a confirmation email. Remember to 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


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

An in-depth class allowing extra time for specific topics and individual questions. Relaxation, breathing and birthing techniques are reinforced with repeated weekly practice.

Tuesday or Thursday
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$85 per couple

 

2019 Childbirth Classes: Five-Week Series

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.

Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$85 per couple

2019 Childbirth Classes: Two-Day Class


Breastfeeding Basics

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

2019 Classes

Tuesday and Thursday
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$30 per couple*
*Only $10 with paid enrollment in Preparing for Childbirth Class


All About Newborns

This class is truly "all about newborns"! A class tailored to answer your individual questions and biggest concerns; as well as newborn care, appearance and evidence-based information from Dr. Jane Heining on sleep, crying and understanding baby behavior and cues. This class will leave you feeling excited about bringing your new baby home, and confident in what to expect in the first few weeks!

2019 Classes

Tuesday and Thursday
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$30


Birth & 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 in the outdoor pool at the Loma Linda University Drayson Center, during 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.

Tight fitting exercise clothing or a swim suit are required in the Drayson Center pool. The women’s locker room is open for moms to use before and after class. Please remember to bring your own towel to class. Contact Katie Hardy at khardy@llu.edu with any questions

Every Wednesday
May - September
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$8 per class (non-members)
FREE for current Drayson Center members
Both Drayson members and non-members must enroll using the date link below before attending class. Thank you!

Location

Drayson Center
25040 Stewart St.
Loma Linda, CA 92350

909-558-4957
It is recommended to call the Drayson Center before class to check on any last-minute pool closures. Thank you.

2019 Classes


Moms on the Move Yoga

This class is held in the Birth and Beyond Education center. You will learn the physical and psychological benefits of yoga for both pregnancy and postpartum 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 and pre-crawling infants only please. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to take off your shoes and socks. Mats and props will be provided for first-timers

There will be no class on Jan 21, Feb 18, May 27, Sept 2, and Nov 27

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
$8 per class

Location

Birth & Beyond Education Center
11215 Mountain View Avenue, Suite 179
Loma Linda, CA 92354

 

2019 Classes

Every Monday Jan 8 - Dec 2

Every Wednesdays Jan 2 - Apr 24 and Oct 2 - Dec 18


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.

*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.

2019 Classes

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$30 per couple/$20 single


Sibling Preparation

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).

2019 Classes

Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$25 per family

Loma Linda University Medical Center
11234 Anderson St., 3400
Loma Linda, CA 92354


Maternity Tour - Free

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 Loma Linda University Medical Center.

On the last Wednesday of each month, we give the tour in Spanish only. We do not provide the Maternity tour in English on the last Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday (Except November 27 and December 25, 2019)
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m

  • Please, no children under 5 years of age
  • For directions to Loma Linda University Medical Center, call 909-558-4000

For more information, please call our Maternity Tour general information line anytime at 909-558-3897.


Car Seat Safety for Your Child - FREE

A certified child passenger safety technician will offer basic car seat safety tips, provide visual, in-class guidance of proper car seat installation and use of car seats for infants and children, and cover laws in CA. Questions are welcome! Over 90% of all car seats are used improperly, come learn how some ways to use car seats safely and keep your child safe.

2019 Classes

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Free- Registration Required:


Life with Baby Classes

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!

2019 Classes

Sunday
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$30 per couple

The Village - Free Groups

Created to give moms a place to make new friends, get support and discuss the joys and challenges of motherhood. Our Birth and Beyond Education Center has blankets, swings, play mats and toys for baby and older siblings 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 checkout. Groups meet weekly throughout the year. No registration required.


The Village Support

Sign up for a free breastfeeding support group led by a Certified Lactation Educator. During the four weeks we will touch on a number of pertinent topics including how to avoid common challenges, going back to work, and more! Nursing chairs and pillows are available. Moms will also have the opportunity to participate in our BEST (Breastfeeding Education and Support Tribe) Beads program, in which they build their own personalized teething necklace as they progress through the breastfeeding journey. Every month moms are encouraged to reflect upon their breastfeeding experience and choose a bead that represents their success. Leave this group feeling supported and more confident! Healthy older siblings are always welcome. Come join us and find your village of support!

This support group/class will now require registration. (Maximum of 8 moms/class)

Birth & Beyond Education Center
11215 Mountain View Ave., Suite 179
Loma Linda, CA 92354

The Village Gathering

Are you looking for a space to connect with other new parents who understand the ups and downs involved with this season of life? You don't have to feel alone. Visit the Village Gathering, an hour long group for moms, dads, and caregivers, to find a community of support during the postpartum period. Healthy older siblings are welcome too! No registration required.

  • Every Sunday from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. EXCEPT the following: 4/21/19, 5/12/19, 6/16/19, and 12/29/19
  • Every Monday from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EXCEPT the following: 1/21/19, 2/18/19, 5/27/19, 9/2/19, and 12/30/19
  • Every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EXCEPT the following: 11/27/19 and 12/25/19
  • Every Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EXCEPT the following: 11/29/19 and 12/27/19

Families on the Move - Free

Join us for an adult-participation movement class for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Research shows that creative movement is an essential part of a child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. This class will include song, dance, cooperative play, sign language, body awareness and relaxation exercises. Moms, dads or grandparents are welcome! Participants should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to remove shoes.

Every Monday from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EXCEPT the following: 1/21/19, 2/18/19, 5/27/19, and 9/2/19

Birth & Beyond Education Center
11215 Mountain View Ave., Suite 179
Loma Linda, CA 92354