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As an expectant mother, you know how important it is to start preparing for your exciting journey of parenthood. We encourage you to begin learning about your pregnancy during your first trimester. To help throughout your journey, our Maternity Services unit offers free resources and support, including:

Free Maternal Child Health Education classes on a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Childbirth preparation
  • Breastfeeding preparation
  • Infant care

Classes are offered in English and Spanish, unless otherwise noted, and are held in Valley Presbyterian Hospital's Health Education Center. Valet parking is available, and we strongly encourage this option for expecting mothers. Please plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes before class to verify registration.

Breastfeeding Support and our Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

We believe breastfeeding is the healthiest way for a mother to feed her baby, and we recognize the important health benefits known to exist for both the mother and her child. In 2015, Valley Presbyterian Hospital received the prestigious designation as a "Baby Friendly Hospital" through Baby-Friendly USA (BFUSA), sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative promotes, protects, and supports breastfeeding through The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding for Hospitals.

Our highly specialized lactation consultants offer free breastfeeding education training and support, even after your hospital stay. For breastfeeding support, call 818.902.5222.