Classes and Support Groups

Pregnancy and Parenting Programs and Classes

Pregnancy and Parenting Programs and Classes

Scripps offers a wide variety of classes to guide you from pregnancy through your baby’s birth and parenting. All classes are taught by certified, caring, experienced instructors who specialize in prenatal and postnatal education. Scripps recognizes your need for knowledge and confidence at this important time. Classes are offered countywide. Registration is required.

Preparing Your Mind & Body for Childbirth

This course teaches childbirth preparation basics. Couples learn effective ways to reduce stress and increase comfort during labor, including breathing and relaxation techniques. Medications, hospital procedures and cesarean birth are also discussed.

Accelerated Childbirth Class

This course teaches the Preparing Your Mind and Body for Childbirth curriculum over two days.

Refresher Childbirth Class

A review for parents who have previously taken a childbirth course. Labor, birth, breathing practice and updates about medications and hospital procedures are included.

And Baby Makes Four… or More

This class is for 4 to 6-year-old children and their parents and helps the entire family get ready for the new baby. Special stories, safety discussion and hands-on activities focus on the child’s new role.

Breastfeeding Your Baby

This class separates facts from fallacies. Information is provided on getting started and preventing breast discomfort to help ensure a positive experience. Dads are encouraged to attend.

Dogs and Babies: Playing it Safe!

Expectant families will learn how to prepare their pet for baby’s arrival. Course includes prevention and planning tips.

Getting Ready for Baby

This is a two-session class that will help new parents gain skills to care for their newborn. The first class covers holding, bathing, diapering, swaddling and comforting a newborn. The second class is taught by a pediatrician. Facts will be discussed regarding newborn care, appearance and characteristics. Both parents are encouraged to attend.

Grandparenting Today

Grandparents are a link between generations. This class will provide information to help parents transition to grandparents. Topics: Back to Sleep, Car Seat Safety and Infant Care.

Hospital Tour for Expectant Parents

This orientation explains where to enter the hospital when you arrive in labor and provides information on how to streamline your admission process. No children allowed on tours.