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9/16/20: Mayo Clinic’s Perinatal Education Program is still here for you providing education and support during this unprecedented time with in-person classes, virtual-interactive live classroom offerings on Zoom, and online eClass options. We are taking every precaution to ensure that the health and safety of our class participants and educators remain a top priority. New safety measures will be in place for in-person classes that include reduced class sizes, room arrangement that supports safe distancing, health screening of participants, and a requirement for everyone to wear a mask through the duration of the class. If you are currently registered for a class you will be contacted with further information. We will continue to offer the four eClasses available online if you choose not to take in-person classes: Understanding Birth, Understanding Breastfeeding, Understanding Infant and Child Safety, and Understanding Your Newborn.

Baby Care Basics

Get ready for life with your newborn baby!  Learn to recognize your baby's needs and amazing abilities and explore ways of caring for and comforting your infant.  A mix of hands-on practice, video and demonstrations will increase your confidence in being ready for your new role as a parent. 

PLEASE NOTE:
These topics are briefly covered in our Childbirth Preparation: 4-week prenatal series and Childbirth Preparation: Weekend prenatal series as care for your baby in the hospital. This separate one night class is for those seeking more information and practice on care for your baby once you are at home.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Caring for your newborn once home
  • Strategies to calm and comfort your baby
  • Bathing, diapering and dressing
  • Keeping your baby safe - including car seat basics, sleep, and other safety concerns
  • Recognizing feeding cues and your baby's communication patterns
  • Taking a temperature and knowing when your baby is sick 

All registered participants will receive a confirmation email within one hour after registering (be sure to check your e-mail junk folder if you don't see the e-mail in your inbox). Please contact us immediately (phone: 507/266-7473 or email: perinataleducation@mayo.edu) if you do not receive an email.


Additional information

Time: 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. / 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Length: One class, 2 hours
Fee: $ 15.00

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Day Date Fee Vacancies Map
Thursday October 29, 2020
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 15.00 Waiting List View
Tuesday November 10, 2020
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 15.00 1 View
Monday November 30, 2020
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 15.00 5 View
Saturday December 12, 2020
(10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.)
$ 15.00 4 View
Tuesday December 22, 2020
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 15.00 6 View
Wednesday January 6, 2021
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 15.00 5 View
Monday January 25, 2021
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 15.00 5 View
Thursday February 4, 2021
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 15.00 6 View
Thursday February 18, 2021
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 15.00 5 View
Monday March 1, 2021
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 15.00 6 View
Saturday March 20, 2021
(10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.)
$ 15.00 4 View
Monday April 5, 2021
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 15.00 5 View
Tuesday April 20, 2021
(7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.)
$ 15.00 6 View