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We also offer in-person classes on a variety of topics and a program to help new moms and babies overcome problems with breastfeeding.
 

Childbirth Classes 


Prepared Childbirth (Private Evening) - In-person class at Clovis Community

Cost: $170 per couple
This private class condenses the four-week series into 3.5 hours of individualized instruction. It's designed to meet the needs of expectant parents seeking a private class option or for those who have time constraints.
 
Other important information:
  • Course materials are provided
  • Bring two pillows to the childbirth series class and wear comfortable clothing suitable for floor exercise.
  • Class Time: 5:30-9 p.m.
  • Your ticket includes you plus your support person.
 


Prepared Childbirth (Private Afternoon) - In-person class at Clovis Community

Cost: $170 per couple
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This private class condenses the four-week series into 3.5 hours of individualized instruction. It's designed to meet the needs of expectant parents seeking a private class option or for those who have time constraints. If you have questions please call our Parent Education Department at (559) 324-3773.
 
Other important information:
  • Course materials are provided
  • Bring two pillows to the childbirth series class and wear comfortable clothing suitable for floor exercise.
 


Prepared Childbirth (Weekend) - In-person class at Clovis Community

Cost: $110 per couple
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This weekend class begins on Friday evenings from 6:30 - 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. These classes are a condensed version of the four-week series. It helps prepare the expectant mother and her support person for the labor and birth experience. A tour of Clovis Community is included.
 
Topics include:
  • Understanding the labor and birth process
  • Comfort measures during labor
  • Effective labor coaching
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Possible medical options
 
Other important information:
  • It's important the expectant mother and her coach attend all sessions. An expertly trained coach is crucial to the support of the mother.
  • Course materials are provided.
  • Class size for childbirth classes is limited to a maximum of 10 couples to facilitate learning and group interaction.
  • Bring two pillows to each childbirth class and wear comfortable clothing suitable for floor exercise.
  • Your ticket includes you plus your support person.
 


Prepared Childbirth (4 Week Series) - In-person class at Clovis Community

Cost: $110 per couple
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This four-week series of classes helps prepare the expectant mother and her support person for the labor and birth experience. A tour of Clovis Community is included in this series.
 
Topics include:
  • Understanding the labor and birth process
  • Comfort measures during labor
  • Effective labor coaching
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Possible medical options
 
Other important information:
  • Each class meets from 7-9:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening at Clovis Community.
  • The first class is the beginning of a four class series.
  • It's important the expectant mother and her coach attend all sessions. An expertly trained coach is crucial to the support of the mother.
  • Course materials are provided.
  • Class size for childbirth classes is limited to a maximum of 10 couples to facilitate learning and group interaction.
  • Bring two pillows to each childbirth class and wear comfortable clothing suitable for floor exercise.
  • Your ticket includes you plus your support person.
 

Infant and Child Lifesaver - In-person class at Clovis Community

Cost: $70 per couple
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This class provides American Heart Association CPR techniques for infants up to one year old and children up to eight years old. Also included are choking, accident prevention, and emergency preparedness. It's highly recommended both parents attend this class. This class does not provide certification in CPR.
 
Other important information:
  • Class meets Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Clovis Community
  • Your ticket includes you plus your support person.
 


Breastfeeding Support

 

Breastfeeding Essentials - In-person class at Clovis Community

Cost: $45 per couple
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This course teaches the breastfeeding essentials you'll need to know before your baby arrives. It's HIGHLY recommended both parents attend this class. This course covers the following topics related to breastfeeding:
  • Nutrition basics of breastfeeding
  • How the breast functions
  • Overcoming common problems and difficulties
  • Positions and proper latch
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough to eat
  • Scheduling considerations
  • Milk expression techniques, storage and preparation
  • Self-care and resources
 
Other important information:
  • Class time: Thursdays 6:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Your ticket is for you plus your support person.
 

Mother's Resource Center

The Mother’s Resource Center at Community Regional Medical Center offers a variety of services to help moms and babies struggling with breastfeeding. This center features the only board-certified lactation consultant in the region.
 
The Mother’s Resource Center is located on the Community Regional campus and is available to all Community patients.
 
Although these consultations, classes and supplies are not covered by insurance, you can receive reimbursement through either a flexible spending plan or a health savings account.
 

Private breastfeeding consultation

If you find that you would like assistance with breastfeeding after leaving the hospital, you can make an appointment with a lactation consultant at the Mother’s Resource Center for private breastfeeding advice and support. A $45 fee is due at the time of the first consultation. Follow-up consultations are $15 each. Special consideration will be given for those who can't afford this service.
 
If you or your baby has a medical condition related to breastfeeding, you may be referred to the Center for Breastfeeding Medicine on the campus of Community Regional Medical Center. The center is a physician-staffed service to diagnose, treat and manage complicated breastfeeding problems not easily addressed by primary care providers. It's available by referral from a lactation consultant or another physician/office and by appointment only.
 

Breastfeeding classes

The following classes are open to all Community Medical Centers’ patients. There is a $25 fee for each private, one-hour class. Group breastfeeding classes are free. Call (559) 459-2423 to register for the following classes offered at the Mother’s Resource Center:
 
Breastfeeding ABCs
First-time breastfeeding moms or moms looking for a refresher on the basics of breastfeeding can find it in this class. Both private (individual) and group classes are available. Para servicio en Español, favor de llamar (559) 459-4377.
 
Breastfeeding and going back to work
This class is geared for moms who are returning to work. Among other topics, this class covers how to schedule feedings, breast milk storage and caregiver roles. Private (individual) class only.
 
Breastfeeding and special circumstances
An individually-tailored class for moms who have delivered twins, triplets, etc. and/or delivered an infant with special feeding needs. Private (individual) class only.
 

3M Club (Mommies Making Milk)

This free club provides support to the mom with an infant admitted to the Community Regional Medical Center neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), whether mom is pumping her breast milk or feeding at the breast. This club supports mom until she and/or baby are discharged and home together.
  • Every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Lactation consultants will come to you as you're visiting your baby in the NICU.
 
 
And to all moms – regardless of where they give birth – the Mother’s Resource Center offers support and a variety of breastfeeding products. Breast pumps, baby weigh scales, breastfeeding apparel, pillows and many other supplies are available for purchase or rent at little-to-no-cost. We also offer all new moms access to the following programs:
 

Milk bank

Find out how you can help save a life by donating extra breast milk to our milk bank. Call (559) 459-6288.
 

Mama’s Café Club

The third Wednesday of every month from 10 to 11 a.m.

Located at Lighthouse for Children Community Learning Center
2405 Tulare St., Suite 201
Fresno, CA

This free club is a postpartum resource/support network for all breastfeeding moms. Call (559) 459-2423.