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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 the video recordings. Please be sure to watch the videos above before you attend so you can ask all your questions! (Call 406 582 3100 to register for the Q&A session and a zoom link will be sent to your cell phone the day of the session).

2022 Q&A sessions:

  • February 15 at 5:00 p.m.
  • March 15 at 12:00 p.m.
  • April 20 at 5:00 p.m.
  • May 12 at 12:00 p.m.
  • June 23 at 5:00 p.m.
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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:   Note: At this time the Labor and Delivery class is not a recorded video class, but will be taught via zoom and usually lasts 1 to 1- 1/2 hours. Please call 406 582 3100 to register for this class.
January  no class
February 23 @ 5:00PM
March 9 @ Noon
April 26  @ 5:00PM
May 11 @ Noon
June 29 @ 5:00PM

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

Additional Resources:
2022 Q&A or full class via zoom:
Please note: the Q&A dates and times below will be 30 minute question and answer sessions based on the video recording. Please be sure to watch the video above before you attend so you can ask all your questions! Call 406 582 3100 to register for the Q&A session or full zoom class and a link will be sent to your cell phone the day of the session).
January 11 at 12:00 p.m.
February 22 at 5:00 p.m.
March 15 at 1:00 p.m.
April 12 at 5:00 p.m.   (1/2 hour Q&A session)
May 9 at 12:00 p.m.   (full 1 1/2 hour zoom class)
June 7 at 5:00 p.m.  (1/2 hour Q&A session)

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.

Please note: the Q&A dates and times below will be 30 minute question and answer sessions based on the video recording. Please be sure to watch the video above before you attend so you can ask all your questions!

2022 Q&A sessions: (Call 406 582 3100 to register for the Q&A session and a zoom link will be sent to your cell phone the day of the session).

  • April 27 @ 12p
  • May 25 @ 5p
  • June 22 @ 12p
Additional Resources:

Most of our prenatal and parenting classes are recorded video links that you can watch anytime. Some classes will be a hybrid of  recorded videos with Q&A sessions, or be a full 1 and 1/2 hour class taught via zoom.   Please call to register for any of the Q&A (question and answer sessions) or a full zoom class at (406) 582-3100.  A link will be sent to you the day of the session.  WIC Participants: Any of these classes count as education credits toward your next appointment.

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406.582.3100 or HS@gallatin.mt.gov

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