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Prenatal, Birth and Parenting Classes

HealthEast offers a wide variety of classes for expecting and new parents, including online childbirth education, at select HealthEast locations.

Register for classes at Amma Parenting Center

HealthEast offers childbirth, natural childbirth, breastfeeding, care for multiples, newborn care classes and more through a partnership with Amma Parenting Center.

Visit www.ammaparentingcenter.com to see class descriptions and locations, check available dates and register online. For questions or to register by phone, Amma Parenting Center staff is ready to help you at 952-926-BABY.
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Sign up for HealthEast's online childbirth class

Online childbirth education is a unique alternative to Preparing for Childbirth classes that are held in the classroom. Our online option provides the same information, but lets you complete the course at your own pace, at your own computer.

Whether you're having a baby at St. John's Hospital or Woodwinds Health Campus, this class was designed to meet your needs.

Expectant parents who take the online course are encouraged to supplement their learning with the Labor Skills Workshop by Amma Parenting Center. This two-hour workshop is all hands-on learning and practice of intentional relaxation, breath work, labor support and positions for labor. For more information contact Amma Parenting Center at 952-926-2229 (BABY).

The online childbirth class is available in Spanish. To register or for information, email us.

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Online childbirth class FAQs

Q: I can’t see the information. What could be going on?

A: Your "pop-up" blocker may be turned on. To view the class, this must be turned off on your computer. For other computer questions, email support@vubiz.com.

Q: How do I register for the online class?

A: Click here to register. If you have questions about registration, contact support@vubiz.com.

Q: What if I purchase the online class and can’t get it to work on my computer?

A: If needed, you can switch to an in-person Preparing for Childbirth class that is held at the hospital. Please contact our prenatal education provider, Amma Parenting Center, at info@ammaparentingcenter.com for more information.

If you've contacted support services at Vubiz and still cannot get the program to work properly, a refund may be issued. Please call 651-232-5733 for more information.

Q: What if I decide that the classroom sessions would be a better fit for me?

A: Please see the answer to the previous question.

Q: How can I get the most out of online childbirth education?

A: There's a lot to learn as you prepare for childbirth, so it's important to take your time. Don't rush through the information. The more carefully you read it, the more prepared you'll be for your baby's birth and the first weeks of your baby's life.

The entire series takes about three hours to complete. We recommend that you carefully read through one or two sections at a time. Take notes if you'd like and jot down any questions for the childbirth educator.

To check your knowledge, complete the exercises and test in each section. Please also complete the survey at the end of the course.

Q: How long can I access the information?

A: When you sign up for the online course, you will have 90 days to access it. During that time, you can review the information as often as you'd like. If you need more than 90 days, contact support@vubiz.com and request an extension.

Q: Why do you recommend the Labor Skills Workshop after taking this class?

A: While our online childbirth preparation course covers all the topics you need to learn about before giving birth, hands-on practice is also very important. Amma Parenting Center's Labor Skills Workshop offers you a chance to learn and practice breathing techniques and other comfort measures with a certified childbirth educator.

Q: What if I have questions about the material when I’m going through the online class?

A: You can email questions to childbirth@healtheast.org.

Q: What should I do if I have feedback on the online class?

A: Your opinion is important to us. After you've completed the modules (sections), please fill out the survey at the end.

Q: What if I have a question that’s not answered here?

A: Visit the Vubiz web site (Vubiz is our e-learning service provider) or email us at webinfo@healtheast.org.