Parenting 101: Birth and Beyond

Parenting 101: Birth and Beyond

Congratulations! You are expecting a baby and it is an exciting time. The members of our Childbirth Education team at Flagstaff Medical Center are here to help you and your family prepare for this experience. We offer a variety of classes and services to give you the information and assistance you will need for birth and beyond. Classes are taught by Labor and Delivery nurses and certified, specially trained healthcare professionals. Early registration is recommended, as classes fill up quickly.
 
For more information on all CBE classes, please email Autumn.Argent@NAHealth.com.
 
Course Description
 
There is so much to learn about caring for your new baby! This four-hour class will introduce new and expecting parents to vital information to enhance both physical and emotional growth from birth to 1 year of age. This class will cover several topics that include: diapering, swaddling and infant slings, skin to skin time; home, crib and car-seat safety; immunizations; umbilical cord and circumcision care. We will also discuss sleep, nutrition, development, signs of illness and health concerns and healthy family adaptation to a new baby.
 
Attend this class before or after your baby is born. It is a "must" for first-time parents.
 
Classes are f​rom 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
  • Feb. 2 
  • April 6 
  • May 18 
  • July 13 
  • Sept. 28
  • Nov. 16
Registration
 
Registration and payment for classes can be made online by creating an account through our Learning Management System.
 
Non-employees: If you know which class or program you would like to take, you may go directly to the registration site by following this link: NAH Learning Management System (LMS) for community members
 
Employees: If you know which class or program you would like to take, you may go directly to the NAH Colleague Portal, NAHLink.com.
 
Once logged into LMS, select "Search" at the top of the screen, select "Classroom" under the course type criteria and then enter the class name in the search box. This will provide a list of available class dates.
 
You may also contact the Childbirth Education office at 928-773-2491. If paying by check or money order, please make payable to  Northern Arizona Healthcare– Childbirth Education.
 
Important Information
 
Gift certificates and NAH employee discounts are available.
 
FMC now offers an income-based sliding scale, which is applicable to all courses and course package fees. If you are interested in applying for the sliding scale, please check the box regarding sliding scale on the registration form. You will need to verify household size and income.
 
For more information on our sliding scale or additional class fee discounts, please contact us at Autumn.Argent@NAHealth.com.
 
Cancellation Policy
 
If you do not notify the CBE office at least 24 hours prior to the date of the class of your inability to attend and you do not show up for class, no reimbursement will be issued.
 
Additional Information
 
After registering online, you will receive an email from the Childbirth Education office confirming receipt of your registration. If you do not receive registration materials within 48 hours of your scheduled class, please contact the Childbirth Education office at Autumn.Argent@NAHealth.com. Please include your email address and current phone number in any messages to ensure accurate delivery of your registration information.
 
If you would like to register for a class less than 24 hours before it is scheduled, please contact the Childbirth Education office before registering online to confirm that there are still seats available. Classes tend to fill quickly.
 
If your class is canceled due to severe weather conditions, the Childbirth Education office will notify you by phone. 
 
If your class is canceled due to low registration, you will be contacted by phone and other scheduling arrangements will be made; or if desired, a reimbursement can be issued.
 
New parent packages
 
New parent packages make classes more affordable to help first-time parents. The price of each package is for mother and her partner. Purchase a package and save up to $65!
Labor Basics Package – $135
• Labor Basics
• Breastfeeding Basics
• Parenting 101: Birth and Beyond
• Boot Camp for New Dads/Moms
• Family and Friends Infant Safety and CPR
 
Preparing for Birth Package – $140
• Preparing for Birth
• Breastfeeding Basics
• Parenting 101: Birth and Beyond
• Boot Camp for New Dads/Moms
• Family and Friends Infant Safety and CPR
 
Baby and Parent Care Package – $95
This package is especially designed for parents who may have taken their labor preparation course elsewhere.
• Breastfeeding Basics
• Parenting 101: Birth and Beyond
• Boot Camp for New Dads/Moms
• Family and Friends Infant Safety and CPR