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Prenatal and Parenting Classes

Gallatin City-County Health Department offers FREE prenatal and parenting classes. Click the links below to learn more about a specific class offering.

Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world, but that doesn’t mean it comes naturally. You may have feelings of success right alongside feelings of insecurity and frustration. The good news is that, like any new skill, time and practice make it easier. That’s why we designed this class for you – to help every step of the way, no matter what stage you’re in.

In the recorded video class links below, you will:
  • Learn how to establish and maintain breastfeeding
  • Understand benefits for mom and baby
  • Get answers to common questions and concerns
  • Discover a wealth of community resources

Class Video Recordings: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Please note: the Q&A dates and times below will be 30 minute question and answer sessions based on any of the video recordings for all recorded classes. Please be sure to watch the videos before you attend so you can ask all your questions! 

2022 Q&A sessions:

To join the Q&A session, click this Zoom link at the time and date below. 

  • July 12 at 5:00 p.m.
  • August 9 at 5:00 p.m.
  • September 6 at 5:00 p.m.
  • October 5 @ 5:00 p.m.
  • November 15 at 5:00 p.m.
  • December 6 at 5:00p.m.
Additional Resources:

The idea of birth can be a mysterious and scary thing for many first-time parents. From first contraction to final push, come address your concerns, get hands-on practice, and grow your confidence for the journey ahead.

In this class, you will:
  • Understand the signs and stages of labor
  • Learn techniques for positioning, relaxation, and pain management
  • Become familiar with the hospital routine
  • Share your concerns in a safe environment
2022 Classes:   Check back soon for the new recorded videos on Labor and Delivery for July – December 2022

Are you ready to go from feeling insecure and unprepared to confidently caring for your baby? Get the tools you need to love the newborn stage.

In the recorded video class link below, you will:
  • Learn about newborn characteristics
  • Explore the physical and emotional needs of mom and baby
  • Get tips to guide you through your baby’s development
  • Discover a wealth of community resources

Class Video – Click to Watch

2022 Q&A sessions:

Please note: the Q&A dates and times below will be 30 minute question and answer sessions based on any of the video recordings for all recorded classes. Please be sure to watch the videos before you attend so you can ask all your questions! 

To join the Q&A session, click this Zoom link at the time and date below. 

July 12 at 5:00 p.m.
August 9 at 5:00 p.m.
September 6 at 5:00 p.m.
October 5 at 5:00 p.m.
November 15 at 5:00 p.m.
December 6 at 5:00 p.m.
Additional Resources:

Class Video – Click to Watch

In this recorded video class above, you will:
  • Get help choosing a breast pump and master your technique
  • Get tips for maintaining your supply, implementing proper milk storage, and more!
  • Learn your rights as an employee

Does the idea of breastfeeding after maternity leave have you in a big ball of emotion and worry? How will you find the balance of work and breastfeeding? Will you be able to maintain your supply? How do you store your milk or send enough with your infant? How will you maintain the special relationship you established with your new baby?

Working and breastfeeding presents some unique challenges, but preparing ahead of time can make you feel more confident to return.

2022 Q&A sessions:

Please note: the Q&A dates and times below will be 30 minute question and answer sessions based on any of the video recordings for all recorded classes. Please be sure to watch the videos before you attend so you can ask all your questions! 

To join the Q&A session, click this Zoom link at the time and date below. 

  • July 12 at 5pm
  • August 9 at  5pm
  • September 6 at 5pm
  • October 5 at 5pm
  • November 15 at 5pm
  • December 6 at 5pm
Additional Resources:

Our prenatal and parenting classes are recorded video links that you can watch anytime.   If you have any questions after reviewing the videos, click on the recurring zoom link on the dates and times listed under each recorded class.

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