Classes and resources

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Step into the journey of pregnancy and parenthood with confidence. Our educational programs let you connect with other parents while you learn about pregnancy, labor, birth, breastfeeding, baby care, safety, and parenting.

Some programs are open to non–Kaiser Permanente members, too. Call 619-641-4194 for more information.

Have a healthy pregnancy

Learn how a healthy lifestyle, plus good nutrition, plus exercise all add up to a healthy pregnancy. Attend as early in your pregnancy as possible to give your baby a healthy start!

  • One 2½-hour session
  • No fee

Childbirth preparation

Learn skills and strategies to help make your childbirth experience a positive one. You and your partner or labor support person will get an in-depth look at labor and childbirth, relaxation, breathing, and pushing techniques.

  • Five 2½-hour weekday sessions or two 6-hour Saturday sessions
  • Fee applicable

Childbirth preparation refresher

Designed for parents who have already gone through the Prepared Childbirth program. Review labor and delivery basics, hospital procedures, pain management, comfort measures, and introducing siblings to baby.

  • One 3-hour session
  • Fee applicable

Maternity tour

Join guided group walking tours of our San Diego Medical Center. You’ll get a preview of what to expect when it’s time to have your baby, including information about where to park, where to enter the hospital, visiting hours, and services available to you and your family.

  • A 1-hour walking tour
  • No fee

Breastfeeding with success

Your baby’s health begins with good nutrition, and breastfeeding offers a number of health benefits to both you and your baby. Learn about breastfeeding positions, milk supply, preventing and managing pain, pumping, milk storage, and working while breastfeeding. This program is open to expectant mothers and their partners or support people.

  • One 2½-hour session
  • No fee

Baby care basics

Wouldn’t it be nice if babies came with instruction manuals? This program might be the next best thing. Learn about diapering, bathing, daily baby care, reducing the chance of SIDS, baby products, calming a fussy baby, and helping your baby sleep peacefully.

  • One 2½-hour session
  • No fee

Infant safety and CPR*

Learn how to keep your newborn safe, from choosing a car seat, to performing infant CPR, household safety tips, and what to do if your baby is choking. Open to expectant parents, grandparents, and other caregivers. *This is not a certification class.

  • One 2½-hour session
  • Fee applicable

How to register for an educational program

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Unless otherwise noted, register by calling our Appointment Center at 1-800-290-5000 or online here.

Please register at least 3 to 4 weeks before the start of the program. Educational programs are available in English and Spanish.

Educational program locations:

Otay Mesa Medical Offices
4650 Palm Ave.
San Diego, CA 92154
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La Mesa Medical Offices
8080 Parkway Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Zion Medical Center
4647 Zion Ave.
San Diego, CA. 92120
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Orcutt Administration Building
4511 Orcutt St.
San Diego, CA 92120
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Vandever Medical Offices
4405 Vandever Ave.
San Diego, CA 92120
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San Diego Mission Road
10990 San Diego Mission Rd.
San Diego, CA 92108
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Garfield Specialty Center
5893 Copley Dr.
San Diego, CA 92111
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San Marcos Medical Offices
400 Craven Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92078
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Carmel Valley Medical Offices
3851 Shaw Ridge Rd.
San Diego, CA  92130
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Escondido Medical Offices
732 N. Broadway St.
Escondido, CA 92025
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Healthy Living Store

Stop by and check out our quality products for new parents, find baby gifts or purchase breastfeeding supplies. Please call for hours of operation.

San Diego Medical Center
Lobby Level, First Floor
9455 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123
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