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4/26/21: Mayo Clinic’s Perinatal Education Program here in Rochester, MN is still 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. Safety measures are 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 choose not to take in-person classes, we still have the following eClasses available: Understanding Birth, Understanding Breastfeeding, Understanding Infant and Child Safety, and Understanding Your Newborn.

FAQs

This is my first pregnancy: What classes should I take?

  1. Childbirth Preparation Prenatal Class - 4 week series or Weekend (Both class options include a tour of the Family Birth Center, Comfort Strategies and Baby Cares).
  2. Breastfeeding and Pumping 101
  3. Infant Passenger Safety

For additional questions please call 507-266-7473 or email perinataleducation@mayo.edu

It is recommended that you register for these classes early in your pregnancy and suggest the classes are complete about one month before your due date.


I’m having another child: What classes should I take?

All classes offered through the Perinatal Education Program are available to families welcoming another baby into their family. Please consider your past experiences with childbirth and parenting when selecting classes to meet your needs.

Classes could include: Childbirth Preparation: Review and/or Comfort Strategies, Breastfeeding and Pumping 101, VBAC, Sibling Class and Family Birth Center Tour.

It is recommended that you register for these classes early in your pregnancy and suggest the classes are complete about one month before your due date.

For additional questions please call 507-266-7473 or email perinataleducation@mayo.edu