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Getting ready for a new baby is a thrilling time. At Community Memorial Hospital we offer classes to help you, your coach and your family prepare for the arrival of your baby and parenthood. Our Goal is to offer services that promote healthy individuals and strong families. For questions and current class information please call the Babyline at: 658-BABY (2229).


BabyLine
To hear current information on our classes or if you have any questions, including class dates and time please call us at 805/658-BABY (2229). You can leave a message which will be returned by the next business day. All of our classes, excluding the Maternity Orientation, are held at our New Parent Resource Center located at 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101 If you deliver at Community Memorial Hospital you will receive a $10.00 gift certificate which can be applied toward any of our Baby & Me Classes!!!


Maternity Tour
Get to know us better by joining us for a tour of the Maternal Child Health Department! See where your baby will be born, discover our philosophy of care, get pre-admitting information and learn what to expect during your stay. No reservation is required and the tour is free. Tours start promptly at 5:00, 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Please be on time. In respect of the other attendees, we request no young children at the tours.

Tour will not be held on major holidays.

English Speaking
Date: Tuesdays
Time: 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Location: Community Memorial Hospital 2nd floor, Maternity Waiting Room, across from vending machines
Contact: New Parent Resource Center
Phone: 805/658-BABY (2229)

Spanish Speaking
Date: 4th Monday of the month
Time: 7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Location: Community Memorial Hospital 2nd floor, Maternity Waiting Room, across from vending machines
Contact: New Parent Resource Center
Phone: 805/658-BABY (2229)
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Breastfeeding Support Group

Research shows that women breastfeed longer when they have group support, and we offer this support. Led by a registered nurse and certified lactation counselor, you may ask questions, share advice, or just listen in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The group is drop-in format and is free of charge.

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Date: Thursdays
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
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Phone: 805/667-2838
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Prepared Childbirth Courses

Call 805/658-BABY (2229) to register.

Childbirth Refresher Course
This class is an ideal class for those who have previously had a baby, but would like to review the childbirthing process including coping techniques, pushing, breathing and relaxation. This class is a two hour course. The cost is $25.00 per class/per couple.

Date: Call for dates and times
Location: 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
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Contact: New Parent Resource Center
Phone: 805/658-BABY (2229)
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Natural Childbirth
Our Natural Childbirth Class helps you to prepare for the birth you desire through the use of education and alternative therapies. The knowledge you will receive is designed to help you to be less fearful, trust your body, be less likely to have unnecessary interventions, and be more satisfied with your birth experience. The class also includes newborn care and breastfeeding. Cost is $125.00 per couple.

Date & Time: 1 night a week for 6 weeks on Thursdays

2018 Dates:
Jan: 11- Feb: 15
Feb: 22 - Mar: 29
Apr: 5 - May: 10
May: 17 - Jun: 21

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
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Contact: New Parent Resource Center
Phone: 805/658-BABY (2229)
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Evening Prepared Childbirth Course
We offer Prepared Childbirth classes that help you and your coach prepare for the birth of your baby. Classes are held one evening a week for six consecutive weeks. Our highly trained registered nurses provide insight into pregnancy, the birthing process, coach’s role, coping techniques and recovery. This course also includes information on pain management, unexpected labor situations, newborn care and breastfeeding. You must pre-register to attend class. Cost is $125.00 per couple.

Date:

Tues. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

2018 Dates:
Jan: 9 - Feb. 13
Feb: 27 - Apr. 3
Apr: 17 - May. 22
Jun: 5 - Jul. 10

 

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Wed. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

2018 Dates:
Jan: 10 - Feb. 14
Feb: 21 - Mar. 28
Apr: 4 - May. 9
May: 16 - Jun. 20

Location: 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
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Facilitator: Sheila Dedrick, RN
Contact: Sheila Dedrick, RN
Phone: 805/658-BABY (2229)
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Weekend Prepared Childbirth Course
This class is a great way to learn how to prepare for the birth of your baby when you have a busy week schedule. The information provided in this course is the same as in the evening course series, but condensed. Cost is $125.00 per couple.

Date:

Saturday & Sunday

2018 Dates:
Jan: 13 & 14
Feb: 10 & 11
Mar: 17 & 18

2018 Dates:
Apr: 21 & 22
May: 19 &20
Jun: 9 & 10


Time: Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. & Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
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Contact: New Parent Resource Center
Phone: 805/658-BABY (2229)
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Baby and Me (Birth to Crawling)
The role of being a new parent can be overwhelming at times. Become part of a caring group of parents with babies. This class combines group support and infant development education that enhances your natural abilities to parent. Learn up-to-date recommendations about infant care and ways to cope with the transitions into parenthood in this weekly on-going class.

Baby & Me class fees are $10.00 per class or $40.00 for six classes. If you delivered at CMH you get one free class or $10 off the cost of your six week group of classes. No pre-registration is required. Just show up with your beautiful baby.

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Date: Tuesdays
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
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Contact: New Parent Resource Center
Phone: 805/658-BABY (2229)
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Community Forum (Birth to Pre-School)
We have arranged guest speakers to come and share their knowledge with you. For questions and class information, please call the Babyline at 658-BABY (2229).

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Date: Wednesdays
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
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Contact: New Parent Resource Center
Phone: 805/658-BABY (2229)
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Babysitting 101
This class is for children eleven years old and older who want to learn how to be a responsible babysitter and gain insight on infant and pediatric CPR techniques. A Pediatric CPR participation card is provided to all participants. Cost is $30.00 per person. Call 805/658-BABY (2229) to register.

Date: Saturdays

2018 Dates:
Feb: 24
Apr: 14
Jun: 23


Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
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Contact: New Parent Resource Center
Phone: 805/658-BABY (2229)
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Friends & Family CPR
The number one cause of death for children under the age of five is preventable accidents. Learn how to make your child’s environment safe, how to prevent the most common childhood accidents, and infant/child CPR and choking techniques. No babies or children should attend this class, please. Cost is $25.00 per person. Call 805/658-BABY (2229) to register.

Date: Saturdays
2018 Dates:
Jan: 20
Feb: 24
Mar: 24

Apr: 14
May: 12
Jun: 23
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
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Contact: New Parent Resource Center
Phone: 805/658-BABY (2229)
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Sibling
The idea that mom will be bringing a new baby home soon may be difficult for a small child to comprehend. This class helps prepare siblings ages two to eight for the arrival of a new baby brother or sister. We end the class with a tour of our postpartum area. Cost is $15.00 for the first child and $5.00 per child in the same family thereafter. Call 805/658-BABY (2229) to register and for location.

Date: Sundays

2018 Dates:
Feb: 11
Apr: 22
Jun: 10

 
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
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Contact: New Parent Resource Center
Phone: 805/658-BABY (2229)
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Prenatal Yoga
In this class we will focus on prenatal yoga, one of the most effective ways to prepare you for a relaxed labor and birth. Cost is $10 for one class or $40 for 5 classes. Class is a drop-in, no pre-registration is required. Payment at the door.

Date: Fridays
Time: 10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m.
Location: 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
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Facilitator: New Parent Resource Center
Contact: New Parent Resource Center
Phone: 805/658-BABY (2229)
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Well Mama
Postpartum emotional wellness support group. Pregnant women, new mothers, and lap babies are welcome.

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
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Facilitator: New Parent Resource Center
Contact: New Parent Resource Center
Phone: 805/658-BABY (2229)
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Class Registration
Unless otherwise specified, pre-registration (with payment) is required for classes. Please plan ahead by enrolling by your 5th month of pregnancy for Prepared Childbirth Classes. There are two options for enrolling in classes. First option: with a Credit Card over the phone at 805/658-BABY (2229). Please call and leave a message with your name and phone number and a representative will call you back for your payment information. Second option: mail in payment. For mail in registration please include the following: Your name, the class name, class date, your return address and telephone number. Make checks payable to Community Memorial Hospital and mail to the following address:

Community Memorial Hospital
Attention: Sheila Dedrick
147 N. Brent St.
Ventura, CA 93003

Please note classes are subject to change or cancellation if enrollment does not meet minimum requirements. Refund Policy: Refund will be provided if notification for class cancellation is received no later than 3 days prior to the class date.


Class Location
New Parent Resource Center
2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
Parking on San Nicholas Street

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