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3/1/21: Mayo Clinic’s Perinatal Education Program is still here for you providing education and support during this unprecedented time with in-person classes, some 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.

Navigating the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Class

The mission of the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center is to provide the highest quality healthcare for newborns and their families. This class will help prepare families for their newborn’s hospitalization in intensive care at Mayo Clinic. 

Topics will include:

  • The neonatal and cardiovascular intensive care experiences at Mayo Clinic
  • Understanding your baby’s care team and the intensive care environment
  • ​Specialized infant feeding and nutrition
  • ​Bonding as a family during your baby’s hospitalization
  • ​Self-care essentials and tips to make the hospital stay easier
  • Preparing siblings for your baby’s hospitalization
  • Neonatal and Pediatric follow up services at Mayo Clinic

If a class is currently scheduled, it will be listed below.  For more information or to schedule a session, contact the Perinatal Education Coordinator at 507-266-1732.

Additional information

Length: one class, 2 hours
Fee: $ 20.00