Maternity & Delivery

Out of an abundance of caution for the health and wellbeing of our vulnerable newborn population, many of the classes and support groups offered at the CMHS New Parent Resource Center have been suspended until further notice. Please see the class listing below for details.


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: 805/948-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 805/948-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!!!

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 805/948-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


Classes

Maternity Tour (English)

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.

Suspended Until Further Notice

Contact New Parent Resource Center

Maternity Tour (Spanish)

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 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 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.

Suspended Until Further Notice

Contact New Parent Resource Center

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.

Suspended Until Further Notice

Breastfeeding Supplies & Support

Mother’s milk is the best nutrition for babies. To help make nursing successful, we offer expert lactation care services, supplies and support. Our program is provided by registered nurses who are international board-certified lactation consultants. We offer individualized consultants to assess you and your baby’s feeding, and to provide education and support. Private consultations by appointment.

Visit our on-site breastfeeding boutique where you can purchase or rent breast pumps along with nursing bras and other breastfeeding supplies. Please call for questions and support.

Date & Time By Appointment Only
Location New Parent Resource Center, 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101

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 $30.00 per class/per couple.

To register please call 805/948-BABY (2229). We can register you over the phone with a credit or debit card.

Date Call for dates and times
Location New Parent Resource Center, 2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
Contact New Parent Resource Center

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 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. This course also includes information on pain management, unexpected labor situations, newborn care and breastfeeding. Cost is $125.00 per couple.

To register please call 805/948-BABY (2229). We can register you over the phone with a credit or debit card.

All prepared childbirth classes currently in progress will continue as scheduled, but future prepared childbirth classes have been suspended until further notice.

Contact Sheila Dedrick, RN

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 weekday schedule. The information provided in this course is the same as in the evening course series. Cost is $125.00 per couple.

To register please call 805/948-BABY (2229). We can register you over the phone with a credit or debit card.

All prepared childbirth classes currently in progress will continue as scheduled, but future prepared childbirth classes have been suspended until further notice.

Contact New Parent Resource Center

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.

Suspended Until Further Notice

Contact New Parent Resource Center

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 805/948-BABY (2229).

Suspended Until Further Notice

Contact New Parent Resource Center

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.

To register please call 805/948-BABY (2229). We can register you over the phone with a credit or debit card.

Our April 25th Babysitting 101 Class is currently tentatively scheduled for April 25th. Please call for more information.

Contact New Parent Resource Center

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.

To register please call 805/948-BABY (2229). We can register you over the phone with a credit or debit card.

Suspended Until Further Notice

Contact New Parent Resource Center

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.

For location and to register please call 805/948-BABY (2229). We can register you over the phone with a credit or debit card.

Suspended Until Further Notice

Contact New Parent Resource Center

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. No classes will be held on July 3, November 27 & December 25.

Suspended Until Further Notice

Contact New Parent Resource Center

Well Mama

Postpartum emotional wellness support group. Pregnant women, new mothers, and lap babies are welcome.

Suspended Until Further Notice

Contact New Parent Resource Center