St. Peter’s Health offers FREE classes taught by a variety of specialists and professionals to help parents and caregivers with all preparations, expectations and details surrounding a new baby. All the classes are offered to parents/caregivers and their partners (please no kids).
- Classes are free
- Registration is required for all classes
Registration is required for all classes and most classes will be held virtually and in-person. Unable to make the classes? Individual appointments are available with most specialists. Contact numbers for class leaders and specialists are provided below so you can schedule an individual appointment. Please note that insurance/co-payments may apply to services for individual appointments.
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.
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 mix of in-person classes with a registration limit, as well as virtual classes. Please see the individual class lists below for details. Instructions/links with information for each class will be emailed once registration is complete.
Women and Children’s Unit Tour
The video below introduces the Women’s and Children’s Unit, along with labor and delivery rooms, and answers some common questions.
Tours are offered on the 2nd Monday, 3rd Saturday and 4th Sunday of each month with group limitations. Please call the WAC unit at 406-444-2208 for more information.
2023 Tour Dates
- January 9, 2023
- January 21, 2023
- January 22, 2023
- February 13, 2023
- February 18, 2023
- February 26, 2023
- March 13, 2023
- March 18, 2023
- March 26, 2023
- April 10, 2023
- April 15, 2023
- April 23, 2023
- May 8, 2023
- May 20, 2023
- May 28, 2023
- June 12, 2023
- June 17, 2023
- June 25, 2023
- July, 10, 2023
- July 15, 2023
- July 23, 2023
- August 14, 2023
- August 19, 2023
- August 27, 2023
- September 11, 2023
- September 16, 2023
- September 24, 2023
- October 9, 2023
- October 21, 2023
- October 22, 2023
- November 13, 2023
- November 18, 2023
- November 26, 2023
- December 11, 2023
- December 16, 2023
- December 24, 2023
This class is currently on hold, but can be supplemented with the Heartsaver/First Aid HeartCode course that includes certification, which has an associated cost and requires online pre-work before a skills demonstration that occurs the first Thursday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
Unable to attend? Please call 406-444-2128 or 406-444-2375 to learn more about CPR certification.
View and register for Infant CPR classes through our events page
Childbirth Education - 1st and 2nd Wednesdays from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
This two-part in-person class is taught by St. Peter’s 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.
- January 4 & 12*, 2023
- February 1 & 8, 2023
- March 1 & 8, 2023
- April 5 & 12, 2023
- May 3 & 10, 2023
- June 7 & 14, 2023
- July 5 & 12, 2023
- August 2 & 9, 2023
- September 6 & 13, 2023
- October 4 & 11, 2023
- November 1 & 8, 2023
- December 6 & 13, 2023
Unable to attend? Register for pre-recorded content at events.sphealth.org/events/6297. Please call Labor and Delivery at 406-444-2208 with any questions.
Breastfeeding Basics - Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This class is led by St. Peter’s Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). The lactation consultant 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.
Unable to attend? Register for per-recorded content at events.sphealth.org/events/6298 or schedule an individual appointment with Melissa Zimmerman, FNP, IBCLC by calling 406-457-4180.
Postpartum Recovery - Wednesdays from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Join a Women’s Health Physical Therapist and a Maternal Mental 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 perinatal mood or anxiety disorders such as postpartum depression.
Unable to attend? Schedule an appointment with the Women’s Health Physical Therapist by calling 406-444-2340 or schedule with the Maternal Mental Health Specialist by calling 406-441-5107.
Child Car Seat Safety - Wednesdays from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
This 2-hour virtual class is led by a certified child passenger safety technician and helps parents learn the basics of choosing the right seat for your child and your budget; proper seat installation and positioning, angle and how to secure; and appropriately fitting your child to the seat. Child car seat installation can be scheduled individually with an instructor as installation is not part of the class.
- February 9, 2022 https://events.sphealth.org/events/4801
- May 11, 2022 https://events.sphealth.org/events/4802
- August 10, 2022 https://events.sphealth.org/events/4803
- November 9, 2022 https://events.sphealth.org/events/4804
Unable to attend or need assistance with car seat installation? Contact Tracie at 406-324-1072 or email@example.com.