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.
First Monday of Every Month
6:00pm - 8:00pm
3rd Monday of Every Month
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Yoga Class with Natalie
Everyone is welcome! Natalee 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.
First Tuesday OR Third Tuesday of Every Month
6:00pm - 7:30pm
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
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. 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
- Comfort measures
- Labor variations
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.
Our upcoming 4 Week series for 2017 begin:
February 23, 2017
May 11, 2017
July 6, 2017
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 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.
Next Classes are February 16th and April 27th
Class cost is $100 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
March 23rd 6:00-7:00pm
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. Jan Kaste, our Postpartum Nurse will be teaching this informative class.
Every first Thursday of the month
3:30pm - 4:30pm
$10 per person
Sign up with Liz at 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.
Classes are held at Health Foundations Birth Center
968 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105