St. Peter’s Health offers parents FREE classes taught by a variety of specialists and professionals to help parents with all preparations, expectations and details surrounding a new baby. All the classes are offered to moms and their partners (please no kids). 

  • Classes are free

  • Registration is required for some classes

If you are unable to attend the classes, you can schedule an appointment with the specialists using the contact information listed under the classes (please note, all insurance/co-payment may apply to services for individual appointments). 

Prepared Parenting Class Schedule

Due to visitor restrictions currently in place, St. Peter's is offering a limited number of classes via live stream. Please see individual class list below for details. Instructions/links with the live-stream information for each class will be emailed once registration is complete.

Women and Children’s Unit Tour

Drop-in tours are currently not being offering due to visitor restrictions currently in place. Please call 444-2208 for more information on tours or watch the video below for a virtual tour. 


 

Infant CPR

View and register for Infant CPR classes through our events page

Childbirth Education - 5:30PM - 8:30PM

This two-part class held two nights over two weeks is taught by St. Peter’s Health Women and Children’s nurses. It covers a variety of labor topics including: signs and symptoms of labor, breathing and relaxation skills, pain management options, the coach’s role during labor and C-sections. Childbirth Class 1+ 2 are held Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Breastfeeding Basics - 5:30PM to 7:30PM

This 2-hour class is led by St. Peter’s Health Family Nurse Practitioner and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Melissa Zimmerman. She discusses the benefits of breast milk, the anatomy and physiology of lactation, the elements that promote successful feedings, determining adequate milk intake and how to return to work while breastfeeding. If you are unable to attend, schedule an appointment with Melissa Zimmerman, F.N.P.-C, IBCLC by calling 457-4180. Classes take place on Tuesday:

Postpartum Recovery - 5:30 PM to 7:30PM

Join a Women's Health Physical Therapist and a Behavioral Health Specialist for a 2-hour class to discuss useful tips and education to remedy discomforts and guard against pain and dysfunction during and after pregnancy and also prepare for any postpartum depression. If you are unable to attend, schedule an appointment with the Women's Health Physical Therapist by calling 406-444-2340 or schedule with the behavioral health specialist at 406-442-1914

Child Car Seat Safety - 5:30PM to 7:30PM

This 2-hour class is led by a certified child passenger safety technician. This instruction helps parents to learn the basics of choosing the right seat for your child and your budget; proper seat installation and specifically which position to use, angle and how to secure; and appropriately fitting your child to the seat as it is more complex that the height, weight and age listed on the packaging. This class is ideal for new parents, grandparents and child care providers.

You can bring your safety seat to class! Parents will be given time to practice installing their seats. Installation can be scheduled with instructor if you miss the class. If you are unable to attend or need assistance with car seat installation, contact Tracie at 406-324-1072 or tkiesel@helenaschools.org.

  • Dates and registration information coming soon