New Parent Resource Center

Whether you’re in the early stages of pregnancy or already celebrating your baby’s first words, our New Parent Resource Center is here to support you and your family every step of the way. From labor education to breastfeeding advice, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you prepare for your journey into parenthood.

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Virtual Prepared Childbirth Class

This series is designed to 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 and registration is required.

Thursdays 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.:
January 6 – February 10, 2022
February 17 – March 24, 2022
March 31 – May 5, 2022
May 12 – June 16, 2022
June 23 – July 28, 2022
August 18 – September 22, 2022
September 29 – November 3, 2022
November 10 – December 22, 2022 (no class on November 24)

Call 805/948-BABY (2229)

Weekend Prepared Childbirth Class

This series is designed to help you and your coach prepare for the birth of your baby. Classes are held one weekend a month. 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 and registration is required.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:
January 15 & 16, 2022
No Class February, 2022
Cancelled: March 19 & 20, 2022
April 2 & 3, 2022
May 14 & 15, 2022
June 11 & 12, 2022
July 9 & 10, 2022
August 20 & 21, 2022
September 17 & 18, 2022
October 15 & 16, 2022
November 12 & 13, 2022
December 17 & 18, 2022

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HypnoBirthing®, The Mongan Method

We are proud to announce in-person HypnoBirthing® classes will be starting in 2022!

HypnoBirthing® is as much a philosophy as it is a technique. It is a rewarding, relaxing, stress-free method of birthing that is based on the belief that all babies should come into the world gently, in an atmosphere of calm and joy. HypnoBirthing® prepares a birthing couple – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – for an easier, more comfortable and, sometimes, pain-free, birth. Through a well-thought-out program of deep relaxation, self-hypnosis, special breathing techniques, visualizations, affirmations, and education, HypnoBirthing® returns to a woman the art of birthing in a way that allows her to summon her natural birthing instincts and to birth her baby safely and with ease.

HypnoBirthing® is based on the belief that severe discomfort does not need to be a natural accompaniment of birthing when a woman is prepared and trusts her birthing body.

Our 2 ½ hour classes are held Friday evenings for five consecutive weeks. This in-person class is limited to five couples and pre-registration is required. The five-week class series is $250 per couple.

Fridays 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.:
January 7 – February 4, 2022
February 18 – March 18, 2022
April 1 – April 29, 2022
May 20 – June 17, 2022
June 24 – July 22, 2022
September 16 – October 14, 2022
October 28 – December 2, 2022

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Virtual Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

This prenatal breastfeeding class is one of the sessions that is included in the full Virtual Prepared Childbirth Class series listed above. If you are looking for breastfeeding information only, this focused option may be right for you. Cost is $25.00 for the two-hour class and registration is required. Please contact us for dates and times.

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Our Babies, Ourselves

Having a baby can be one of the most wonderful and one of the most exhausting and confusing times of our lives. Our eight-week class series encourages parents to explore their feelings, ask questions and feel a sense of community with other parents. Our topics center around your baby’s health and development, along with your own health, development and journey into becoming a parent. You may participate as much or as little as you prefer in conversation and questions. This class is intended for parents of infants from birth to 3 months of age, and pre-registration is required. Limited class size. The eight-week class series fee is $50.

Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.:
January 4 – February 22, 2022
March 1 – April 19, 2022
April 26 – June 14, 2022
June 21 – August 9, 2022
August 16 – October 4, 2022
October 11 – November 29, 2022

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Virtual Well Mama Emotional Support Group

Our free postpartum emotional wellness support group welcomes both pregnant women and new mothers. Come for support among a caring group of women. Contact the New Parent Resource Center to receive an invite to this virtual group.

Restarting Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group

Research shows that women breastfeed longer when they have group 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. Please call to provide an email address to receive your invite!

Thursdays from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Pre-Recorded Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is one of the most effective ways to prepare you for a relaxed labor and birth. No experience is necessary, but please consult with your physician before participating in this class.

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In-Person Prenatal Yoga

Cost is $10.00 per class and pre-registration is required due to a limited class size of 12 participants. Please bring a yoga mat. 

Fridays 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Wellness & Fitness Center
2723 E. Main St., Ventura

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Personalized Breastfeeding Support for New Moms

Private Breastfeeding Consultations

Mother’s milk is the best nutrition for babies. To help make nursing successful, we offer individualized private consultations to assess you and your baby’s feeding, provide education and support, and help you develop a plan for success. Our program is provided by registered nurses who are international board-certified lactation consultants. Private consultations by appointment and may be virtual, over the phone or in-person. Unlimited private lactation consultations in your baby’s first year are $50. If you delivered at CMH, there is no charge.

Call to schedule your private consultation: 805/948-2838

Breastfeeding Boutique

Visit our on-site breastfeeding boutique where we sell a variety of nursing bras along with other breastfeeding supplies and pump parts. We also rent professional-grade breast pumps. Please call 805/948-2838 for information.

New Parent Resource Center

805/948-BABY (2229)
2580 E. Main St., Suite 101
Ventura, CA

Parking on San Nicholas St.