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Madera Community Hospitalis pleased to offer childbirth and other educational classes and programs.

Child Birth Class

The Child Birth Class is for expectant mothers and is offered by the Madera Community Hospital Labor and Delivery and Mother Baby Departments.

The Child Birth class is a four-class series. Classes are held on the first four-consecutive Thursdays of every month from 5:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m.

We recommend that you sign up at least two (2) months before your expected due date to ensure you will be able to attend all four (4) classes in the series.

Please remember to wear loose comfortable clothing, bring two pillows for comfort, and your support person with you to each class.

If you are would like more information or would like to sign up, please call Franchesca Sanchez either via phone at (559) 675-2717 or email us at MaderaBaby@MaderaHospital.org

Stork Tours

In addition to our childbrith education course, our Labor & Delivery and Mother Baby staff offer Stork Tours, so that expectant mothers and their birth partner can get a preview of our maternity accomodations and special amenities. The tour also provides the opporunity to ask questions about our program and learn abou the speical features we offer.

If you are would like more information or would like to sign up, please call Franchesca Sanchez either via phone at (559) 675-2717 or email us at fsanchez@maderahospital.org

Sweet Success - Diabetes and Pregnancy Program

The Sweet Success Program is a California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program offered by Madera Community Hospital. Women with diabetes are special and pregnancy is special for women with diabetes. Pre-pregnant and pregnant diabetic women can be helped to control their diabetes through:

  • Dietary adjustments
  • Exercise
  • Self-monitoring of blood glucose levels
  • Regular supervision by their physician

The services available through Sweet Success are:

  • Pre-Pregnancy and pregnancy classes and counseling
  • Workshops for health care providers
  • Consultation services to physicians

If you are a diabetic woman and have a question about this information or other issues concerning diabetes, call now. Ideally, participation starts before pregnancy occurs.

Baby Steps – A Comprehensive Prenatal Services Program

Madera Community Hospital offers a Comprehensive Prenatal Services Program (CPSP) which offers classes to fit your active life. You may start at any time during your pregnancy and come as often as you want. You don't have to be a first time mother and you'll receive FREE baby gifts with each class that you attend. Group classes are also available. You'll have your own private health educator for individual sessions. All of the Baby Steps Nurses are experienced in the Maternal/Child specialty areas. Some of the classes offered include:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant Care
  • Infant CPR
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Early Pregnancy
  • Nutrition Advice
  • Pre-Term Labor

Medicare, Medi-Cal and some health insurance plans are accepted, in addition to a sliding fee schedule for the uninsured. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (559) 675-5530.

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