Prepare for Parenthood with These Prenatal Education Services
Parenting is arguably the most challenging job in the world, so it is not surprising that many parents-to-be seek training to prepare for the task. At Riverside Community Hospital, we not only provide high-tech birthing facilities, but we offer complete prenatal education to expectant moms and dads, making us the leading birth center in Riverside. Over 87% of the babies born in the city are born at our hospital after their parents planned and prepared with these regularly-offered classes.
Prepared Childbirth Class
There are many labor techniques that are used in childbirth today, and it is best to explore all of them before choosing the one that is right for you. In the Prepared Childbirth Class, you will get to see various labor techniques and learn about details of childbirth that can help you plan effectively.
Breastfeeding for the first year of your child’s life is recommended, because breastfeeding has been shown to improve developing immune systems and reduce the chances for common infant illnesses and SIDS. Many women benefit from assistance in learning to breastfeed, so we offer a free clinic to new mothers looking for help. Mothers love the guidance offered by our nurses and staff, and the clinic serves as a follow-up to ensure that newborn babies are being fed enough.
Infant Care Class
If you are a first-time parent, tasks like changing diapers and swaddling your baby may not come easy. Taking our Infant Care Class will help you get some practice in these newborn care basics so that your baby is cared for properly from his or her first moments in the world.
Along with these helpful classes, Riverside Community Hospital also offers the Maternity Tea & Tour, which is held twice monthly for free. Sign up for this event and the classes discussed above by visiting us online or calling our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (951) 788-3000.