Having a baby can be an overwhelming experience. At Banner Ironwood Medical Center, we’ll be right beside you every step of the way. We offer a variety of classes for moms, dads and siblings to help ensure a successful pregnancy, delivery and transition home from the hospital.
Pit Crew Training for New Dads
This class is just for fathers and grandfathers. Pit Crew training is geared to any new dad and or grandpa-to-be. “Dad’s make a difference.” This class teaches dads the mechanics of diaper changing, swaddling and newborn care. Please bring a doll or stuffed animal to class. This class is for men only and only the expectant father or grandfather can register.
This class covers all the information you need to get started nursing your baby including breastfeeding techniques, nutrition, breast milk production, storage of breast milk and returning to work.
Childbirth Preparation Class
This class covers all the information about before birth, labor, and postpartum. We will talk about the warning signs and changes to your body during late pregnancy. Learn what to expect during the labor process, and delivery. We will discuss different medications and medical procedures that may be used during the labor process. We also discuss epidural and pain medication. You can come with your partner, friend or by yourself.
Newborn Care Class
This course teaches expecting parents what is normal with their newborn. We will discuss hospital procedures that are done with newborns. This class will help parents survive the first few weeks to months of their newborns life. Please bring a doll or stuffed animal to class.
Breathing and Relaxing Class
Learn and practice methods of breathing and relaxation techniques used for labor. We will learn about massage, aromatherapy, position changes, distraction techniques and more. This class is great for all expectant mothers both wanting medication and also wanting a more natural birth experience. Please bring pillows and yoga mat if you have one.
C-section Preparation Class
This class prepares mothers and partners for c- section birth whether it is planned or unplanned. We will talk about what to expect before, during, and after C-section. We will prepare you the specific needs of recovering from a C-section. This class is designed for the first time mother and mother that have already had a C-section.
Sibling Adjustment Class
This class is for children ages 3-10. It covers adjusting to a new baby in the family, interacting with the baby, feelings, holding the baby. Please bring a doll or stuffed animal to class. One adult must attend the class with the child.
Teen Childbirth Class - 18 & Under
This class will address body changes, nutrition, baby development, what to expect, when you should call the doctor and what you can do to make labor and delivery easier. You can attend with or without one labor partner
Tour Banner Ironwood OB Unit
Free class for mothers-to-be and their support person who plan to deliver at Banner Ironwood. Your tour includes a sneak peek at our labor, delivery, recovery, and private patient rooms. The tours are led by Women's Center nurses and give you an opportunity to become acquainted with the services, people and philosophy of care.
Pre-registration is required. For times, dates, fees, tour information or to register, please call (602) 230-CARE.