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Preparing for Pregnancy

What happens before a child is conceived, and in the critical first few weeks afterward, may have a profound impact on later quality of life. As a result, many obstetricians encourage their patients to begin adopting healthful new habits before conception even takes place. These include

  • eating a balanced diet
  • taking a daily vitamin pill
  • getting plenty of rest
  • participating in regular exercise
  • moderating the use of caffeine and artificial sweeteners
  • avoiding certain medications
  • adopting a smoke-free and alcohol-free lifestyle

Preparing for Childbirth

Free Ongoing Education

A series of FREE educational classes on the birthing experience, prenatal care, breastfeeding and hospital tours are available to all mothers planning to deliver at the Family Birthing Center at Rideout. All classes are held at the Conference Center, 989 Plumas Street, Yuba City (unless otherwise indicated). For more information, contact the Labor & Delivery Department. Call early to register as classes fill up quickly – 751-4165.

Classes/Dates

Breastfeeding – 2017
How to and Why To?
Wednesday, 6 – 8 pm

  • February 8
  • April 5
  • June 7
  • August 9
  • October 11
  • December 6

Raffle at end of each class.

Maternity Department Tours – 2017
No registration required
Thursday, 7 – 9 pm
(A tour of the Rideout Regional Medical Center in Marysville will take place)

  • January 19
  • February 22
  • March 23
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 22
  • July 20
  • August 24
  • September 21
  • October 26
  • November 16
  • December 21

Childbirth Preparation – 2017
What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm

  • January 21
  • March 11
  • May 20
  • July 22
  • September 23
  • November 18

Raffle at end of each class.

Lifesaver Baby – 2017
Infant CPR and Choking

  • January 4
  • March 8
  • May 10
  • July 12
  • September 13
Raffle at end of each class.
Please call to register for any of the classes. Call early as classes fill quickly: (530) 751-4165

Download our current flyer (2017).