St. Peter’s Health offers parents FREE classes taught by a variety of specialists and professionals to help parents with all preparations, expectations and details surrounding a new baby. All the classes are offered to moms and their partners (please no kids). 

  • Classes are free
  • Registration is required for some classes

If you are unable to attend the classes, you can schedule an appointment with the specialists using the contact information listed under the classes or you can watch the Emmi programs described below. Please note, all insurance/co-payment may apply to services for individual appointments.

Emmi Programs

Emmi programs are web-based presentations that take complex medical information and make it easy for you and your family to understand. You can view these programs online for free and share them with your friends and family.

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The 21 Emmi programs that are available cover a wide range of topics, including the classes listed below, and offer a great alternative to in-person learning.

Emmi Programs

 

Prepared Parenting Class Schedule

Due to visitor restrictions currently in place, St. Peter's is offering a limited number of classes via live stream. Please see the individual class lists below for details. Instructions/links with the live-stream information for each class will be emailed once registration is complete.

Women and Children’s Unit Tour

Drop-in tours are currently not being offering due to visitor restrictions currently in place. Please call 444-2208 for more information on tours or watch the video below for a virtual tour. 

Infant CPR

View and register for Infant CPR classes through our events page

Childbirth Education - 5:30PM - 8:30PM

This two-part, virtual, live-stream class, held over two weeks, is taught by St. Peter's Health Obstetrics nurses and covers a variety of labor topics including signs and symptoms of labor, breathing and relaxation skills, pain management options, the coach's role during labor and C-sections.  Attending at 30-36 weeks gestation is suggested.

This two-part, virtual class is taught by St. Peter's Health Obstetrics nurses and covers a variety of labor topics including signs and symptoms of labor, breathing and relaxation skills, pain management options, the coach's role during labor and C-sections.  Attending at 30-36 weeks gestation is suggested.

Breastfeeding Basics - 5:30PM to 6:30PM

This 2-hour class is led by St. Peter’s Health Family Nurse Practitioner and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Melissa Zimmerman. She discusses the benefits of breast milk, the anatomy and physiology of lactation, the elements that promote successful feedings, determining adequate milk intake and how to return to work while breastfeeding. Classes take place on Tuesday:

Unable to attend? Contact Melissa Zimmerman, FNP, IBCLC by calling 457-4180 to schedule an individual appointment.

Postpartum Recovery - 5:30 PM to 7:30PM

Join a Women's Health Physical Therapist and a Behavioral Health Specialist for a 2-hour class to discuss useful tips and education to remedy discomforts and guard against pain and dysfunction during and after pregnancy and also prepare for any postpartum depression.

Unable to attend? Schedule an appointment with the Women’s Health Physical Therapist by calling 444- 2340 or schedule with the Maternal Mental Health Specialist by calling 495-6987.

Child Car Seat Safety - Wednesdays from 5:30PM to 7:30PM

This 2-hour class is led by a certified child passenger safety technician. This instruction helps parents to learn the basics of choosing the right seat for your child and your budget; proper seat installation and specifically which position to use, angle and how to secure; and appropriately fitting your child to the seat as it is more complex that the height, weight and age listed on the packaging. This class is ideal for new parents, grandparents and child care providers.

Child care seat installation can be scheduled individually with an instructor as installation is not part of the class. Unable to attend or need assistance with car seat installation? Contact Tracie at 324-1072 or tkiesel@helenaschools.org.