Current classes at Health Foundations
Here at Health Foundations, we aim to provide comprehensive service and support to all our clients and families. We offer classes, groups, and special events throughout the year, and we encourage all of our clients to be a part of the special community here at Health Foundations. We feel so lucky and honored to serve all of our families and to stay connected with them as they grow.
Early Home Care Class
This class covers how to prepare for the postpartum period and what to expect for mom and baby during the first days and weeks together. Topics for mom include rest, nutrition, breast care, perineal care, postpartum mood, and more. Topics for baby include temperature, nursing, cord care, diapers, jaundice, and more.
Class is held on the first and third Monday of every month. The Early Home Care Class should be taken between 30 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. This class is required. Sign up below for a Monday evening that works for you. Space is limited.
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Yoga Class with Natalie
Everyone is welcome! Natalie will be guiding you in a beautiful evening yoga practice. There is a suggested donation of $10. All of the proceeds will go to ESTHER Homes to support mothers and families in crisis.
Second Tuesday of every month
7:00pm - 8:00pm
For as long as I can remember I have had a passion to make the lives around me better. Better, to me, has always had two major components: health and wellness. I believe that when we are physically healthy we can better serve those around us, truly becoming the best version of ourselves.
This class focuses on getting off to a great start with a comfortable latch as well as understanding nursing positions and infant feeding cues. The class also covers nutrition for breastfeeding, breastfeeding supplies, and common concerns such as infant growth spurts.
Class is held on the first and third Tuesday of every month. Sign up below for a Tuesday evening that works for you.
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Moms group meets every Thursday from 1:30pm-2:30pm. This group is a wonderful way to get out with your baby, meet other moms and learn about different topics each week. We frequently have guest speakers to discuss topics such as optimal health after baby, sleep, pediatric dentistry, mom and baby yoga, newborn care, and much more. Moms group is free and open to the public!
1:30pm - 2:30pm
We also have a free Parent Group that meets every last Monday of the month from 10:15am-11:15am at Pacifier in NE Minneapolis. This group is also toddler friendly; there is a play space for older children. Invite a friend!
Mama's Milk Hour
Please join us every Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30 pm for Mama's Milk Hour. This is a wonderful way to gain support in breastfeeding in those early weeks. Come weigh your baby, practice breastfeeding in public, ask questions and connect with other mamas. This group is led by Sara Goff, IBCLC. It is free and open to the public.
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Childbirth Education Series
We are thrilled to offer a full childbirth education series specifically designed for Health Foundations families! Join other families choosing to deliver at the birth center for a four-week childbirth education class. Class topics include:
Preparing for labor
Stages of labor
The series has a strong emphasis on the partner’s role and how the partner can support the laboring women. In fact, one class is taught by a Health Foundations dad, who shares tips and tricks for labor. Each class includes a birth video, relaxation technique or labor rehearsal, snack break and ample time for questions and discussion. The series will close with Health Foundations families sharing their birthing experience at the birth center.
The series is held in the Health Foundations studio. Each class is 3 hours for 4 consecutive weeks. When planning for your series, include a possible 5 weeks of instruction (allowing for one cancellation) and schedule your class to end within 2 to 8 weeks of your guess date.
Here are our upcoming classes:
These are the dates that the series begins.
May 16, 2019
July 11, 2019
August 22, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Class materials include the class material binder and on loan for the series: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth, The Birth Partner, and the ibirth DVD.
Class cost is $300 per couple payable to the front desk. Class size limited.
The class is a fantastic way to connect with other families choosing an out of hospital birth. It is taught by our childbirth educator Rochelle Matos.
Childbirth Ed Refresher Course
Are you pregnant with you 2nd, 3rd or 4th? Then this is the class for you. Health Foundations has tailored the Refresher Course for parents that have already experienced birth but still would like some helpful tips and reminders!
We will cover the stages of labor, comfort measures, our roles in labor and emergency childbirth. This class also gives some tips and suggestions for preparing children for a new sibling.
Please call the front desk to register 651-895-2520.
Here are some upcoming classes:
May 9, 2019
Class cost is $75 payable to the front desk. Class size limited.
Cloth Diaper Class with Do Good Diapers
AIO, Pockets, and Pre-folds, OH MY! Are you looking for information on cloth diapers but are daunted by all the information on the internet?
Come to Health Foundations for a free, hour-long workshop that will teach you everything you need to know about how to get started and keep going with modern reusable diapers.
Learn all about:
The different types of cloth and compostable diapers available
Using a diaper services vs. home washing, and tips on how to successfully do both
Long term care of your diapers and how to continue using green options throughout your diaper journey – from birth to potty training
Next class dates are:
May 13, 2019
Returning to work soon? Come to our class PumpTalk 101. We will teach you the ins and outs of pumping and storing milk after you return to your job. Sara Goff, IBCLC, our Lactation Specialist will be teaching this informative class.
Every first Thursday of the month
3:30pm - 4:30pm
$10 per person
Sign up with the front desk 651-895-2520
Health Foundations will have a "Back To Work Care Package" available for purchase. The kit will be $60 and will include: a Medela Hands Free Nursing Bra, Medela Milk Storage Bags, Medela Sterilization Kit, Breast Milk Storage Information Sheet, Mother's Milk Tea, and 2 Medela Storage Bottles.
Join Jessica from Reverie Acupuncture for Community Acupuncture at Health Foundations. Go to Reverie Acupuncture for more info and initial paperwork.
Every Wednesday and Friday
5:00pm - 8:00pm
$35 per session
Classes are held at Health Foundations Birth Center
968 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105