Classes & Events

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May

Prenatal & Parenting
Fairmont, Mankato and New Prague, MN Virtual

This interactive online education includes essential information about pregnancy, labor, comfort techniques, medical procedures and cesarean birth. It also highlights ways partners can help throughout the process. You’ll also get a sense of what labor is really like as you watch several birth stories. Allow 4-6 hours to complete the course. You’ll have access to the class for 240 days and the Parent’s Toolbox for 18 months.

Access the e-class from any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. Purchase your seat to the e-class. You will not receive an automatic email upon registration. Within a week of registering, you will receive an email with login instructions. Allow four to six hours to complete the program.

Offered online to patients from Fairmont, Mankato and New Prague.

Prenatal & Parenting
La Crosse, WI Virtual

Take a virtual tour of the Family Birthplace without leaving the comfort of your home. It's a great way to see the space so you're ready for the big day.

Prenatal & Parenting
Eau Claire, WI Virtual

This self-paced virtual class is designed for women in their seventh or eighth month of pregnancy. It includes information on labor, delivery, cesarean birth and pain management delivered through videos and quizzes. Access information when, where and how you prefer.

Register for the class using the "Register" link, and you'll receive an email within a week with login instructions. Allow four to six hours to complete the program. You will have access to the eClass for nine months.

Contact WellnessClinic@mayo.edu with questions related to prenatal education classes and registration.


This class is open to current Mayo Clinic Health System OB-GYN patients in the Northwest Wisconsin Region. It is ideal to attend a class from the location you plan to deliver so you will be prepared with local birth center processes. If you are not a Mayo Clinic Health System OB patient, view Mayo Clinic prenatal class offerings.

Prenatal & Parenting
Eau Claire, WI Virtual

This self-paced virtual class is designed for women in their seventh or eighth month of pregnancy. Learn about newborn behaviors, comforting your newborn, and basic health, care and safety information through videos and quizzes. Access information when, where and how you prefer. Share information with your partner and support people.

Register for the class using the "Register" link, and you will receive an email with login instructions within a week. Allow four to six hours to complete the program. You will have access to the e-class for nine months.

Contact WellnessClinic@mayo.edu with questions related to prenatal education classes and registration.


This class is open to current Mayo Clinic Health System OB-GYN patients in the Northwest Wisconsin Region. It is ideal to attend a class from the location you plan to deliver so you will be prepared with local birth center processes. If you are not a Mayo Clinic Health System OB patient, view Mayo Clinic prenatal class offerings.

Prenatal & Parenting
Virtual

This self-guided course covers how breastfeeding works, getting the best start, latching on, breastfeeding positions, when to feed your baby, getting enough milk, breast care and breastfeeding lifestyle. Access information from any computer or mobile device when and where you prefer. Share information with your partner and support people. Learn with videos and quizzes. Get organized with tools, planning checklists and trackers.

Once you purchase your seat to the e-class, you will receive an email with login instructions. Allow four to six hours to complete the program. You will have access to the e-class for six months.

Prenatal & Parenting
Virtual

This self-guided course covers newborn traits and behaviors, crying and comforting, feeding, diapering, bathing, nail care, dressing, newborn health and safety, and additional resources. Access information from any computer or mobile device when and where you prefer. Share information with your partner and support people. Learn with videos and quizzes. Get organized with tools, planning checklists and trackers.

Once you purchase your seat to the e-class, you will receive an email with login instructions. Allow four to six hours to complete the program. You will have access to the e-class for six months.

Prenatal & Parenting
Virtual

This self-guided class includes information on pregnancy, labor, birth stories, comfort techniques, medical procedures, cesarean section birth, newborns and postpartum. Access information from any computer or mobile device when and where you prefer. Share information with your partner and support people. Learn with videos and quizzes. Get organized with tools, planning checklists and trackers.

Once you purchase your seat to the e-class, you will receive an email with login instructions. Allow four to six hours to complete the program. You will have access to the e-class for six months.

Prenatal & Parenting
Red Wing, MN In-person

This class is for after your baby is born. Parents and baby are welcomed back to the classroom for the new challenges of baby care and parenting.

Educators and lactation consultants will answer parent questions and review topics such as baby care, growth and development, weight gain, lactation and feeding issues, and facing new challenges. Attend as many classes as desired. Siblings and family members are welcome.

Registration is not required.

If there is inclement weather, Mayo Clinic Health System will likely cancel class.


This class is open to current Mayo Clinic Health System OB-GYN patients. It is ideal to attend a class from the location you plan to deliver at so you will be prepared with local birth center processes. If you are not a Mayo Clinic Health System OB patient, view Mayo Clinic prenatal class offerings.

Prenatal & Parenting
Mankato, MN In-person

A five-week series held on Tuesdays, for moms at 24–32 weeks' gestation and their support person. Topics include a variety of information on pregnancy, the process of labor and delivery, comfort measures, the days transitioning from pregnancy to the postpartum period, newborn care and the adjustments of being new parents. Registration is required and class size is limited.

For those who can't come to a childbirth class, we offer the Understanding Birth eClass. Learn more about this class and register here (scroll toward bottom of the page).



This class is open to current Mayo Clinic Health System OB-GYN patients. It is ideal to attend a class from the location you plan to deliver so you will be prepared with local birth center processes. If you are not a Mayo Clinic Health System OB patient, view Mayo Clinic prenatal class offerings.


Class cancellations

If a class is canceled, Mayo Clinic Health System will make every attempt to reach you by phone or email. Mayo Clinic Health System reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum size requirements. If local schools are cancelled, so are prenatal education offerings. Alternative classes will be offered whenever possible. Call 507-594-4607 for cancellation or postponement information. 

June

Prenatal & Parenting
Eau Claire, WI Virtual

This weekly drop-in group meets every Wednesday via Zoom. The group is for moms to work through the natural ups and downs of breastfeeding with other moms and a lactation consultant. Bring your baby and personal pump or parts to use the hospital-grade pump, if needed. The group is facilitated by certified lactation consultants.

Email eunursingmoms@mayo.edu to request a Zoom link invite.

If you are in need of breastfeeding assistance, please set up a one-on-one appointment through your Patient Online Services account, or call us at 715-838-5437.


This class is open to current Mayo Clinic Health System OB-GYN patients in the Northwest Wisconsin Region. It is ideal to attend a class from the location you plan to deliver so you will be prepared with local birth center processes. If you are not a Mayo Clinic Health System OB patient, view Mayo Clinic prenatal class offerings.

Prenatal & Parenting
Fairmont, MN In-person

This group is for new mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding. Baby Cafe is a national network of breastfeeding drop-ins, combining breastfeeding information in a relaxed, informal environment where mothers can chat and learn about breastfeeding from skilled practitioners and each other. Registration is not required, this is a drop-in offering. 

Class Cancellations

If a class is canceled, Mayo Clinic Health System will make every attempt to reach you by phone or email. Mayo Clinic Health System reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum size requirements. If local schools are cancelled, so are prenatal education offerings. Alternative classes will be offered whenever possible. Call 507-594-4607 for cancellation or postponement information.

Fitness & Weight Management
Virtual

Chronic pain can be debilitating and may limit participation in meaningful activities. Fortunately, there is strong evidence that learning more about pain and managing it with exercise can decrease the limitations it imposes. This group is led by occupational and physical therapists specializing in education and exercise for those experiencing chronic pain.

Attend one or all sessions.

For more information call 608-392-9768.