Classes & Events

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August

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
La Crosse, WI In Person

This two-hour class is recommended for families who are considering or have decided to breastfeed. Partners are encouraged to attend. It includes information about benefits of breastfeeding, initiation of breastfeeding, latch and positioning, expressing and storing breast milk, breastfeeding lifestyle, and troubleshooting and resources. View additional class availability on the calendar. A morning Beginning to Breastfeed class also is available.

For questions or to develop an individualized breastfeeding plan, contact a lactation consultant at 608-392-9789.

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.

Interpreter services are provided for free for patients who do not speak English and are attending an in-person course in La Crosse. Call Mayo Clinic Health System at 608-392-9090 to arrange for an interpreter.

All registered participants will receive a confirmation letter. Patient Online Services users will receive a confirmation letter via the portal.

Class cancellation
If you must cancel your registration, call 608-392-9090 at least three business days prior to your class so those on the waitlist can have your spot. Classes that do not meet the minimum size requirements may be canceled. Classes that reach maximum capacity will be closed. If there are severe weather warnings in the La Crosse and surrounding counties, classes will be canceled. Call 608-392-9723 to confirm class cancellation due to severe weather.

Screenings
Onalaska, WI In Person

Mayo Clinic Health System is providing a comprehensive exam that includes updating immunizations and completing any required school or sports forms for the school year.

If your child plays a school sport or will start preschool, kindergarten or college in the fall, make an appointment now.

See examination dates and times listed below:

  • July 20, 3:30-5 p.m.
  • July 25, 4-6 p.m.
  • Aug. 1, 4-6 p.m.
  • Aug. 2, 4-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 3, 4-6 p.m.
  • Aug. 10, 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 11, 5-6 p.m.
  • Aug. 12, 3-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 16, 4-5 p.m.
  • Aug. 18, 4:30-6 p.m.

Schedule an appointment online with Patient Online Services or the Mayo Clinic App, or by calling 608-392-5001.

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.

Prenatal & Parenting
Eau Claire, WI Virtual

This midafternoon virtual group class (online via Zoom, offered monthly) is designed for women who are considering breastfeeding or those who have decided to breastfeed. It covers the benefits of breastfeeding and information needed to achieve breastfeeding goals. Register for your preferred date to take the class using the "Register" link, and we'll email you a Zoom link to join the class. See additional class availability on the calendar.

Additional breastfeeding classes are offered from 5-6:30 p.m.

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
La Crosse, WI In Person

This in-person support group is a great way to meet local moms, ask questions about lactation and newborn care, and check your baby’s weight. Education topic or speaker will vary each week. Drop in to group as it works for your schedule. Call Lactation at 608-392-9789 with any questions or concerns.

 

Fitness & Weight Management
Virtual

This virtual series is an alternate solution for those who have tried other remedies for chronic pain. Learn tools that you can use to manage your chronic pain, such as easy exercises in standing and sitting positions, and education. Get support from others who also experience chronic pain. A different topic related to chronic pain will be discussed each week, and handouts are mailed to your home.

The group runs from July 14 – Sept. 22 on Thursdays. It's led by an occupational and physical therapist who specialize in education and exercise for those experiencing chronic pain. The group is open to community members in the Southwest Wisconsin region of Mayo Clinic Health System.

Consult your health care professional before starting an exercise program if you have any concerns about your ability to participate safely.

Do not participate in this class if you have any of these conditions:

  • Uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes or heart rhythms (arrhythmia)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • New neurologic symptoms that you have not discussed with your physician (e.g., dizziness, blurry vision, change in taste/smell)

If you have any of these conditions, but your symptoms are well-controlled with medication or inhalers and your provider has cleared you to exercise, it is safe for you to participate.

For more information, call 608-392-9768.

When you register, you will receive an email with a link that gives you access to the group using Zoom. Check your spam or junk mail if you don't receive this email.

Click on the link a few minutes before the start of the group session. Sometimes technical issues can occur when joining. If you cannot connect using Zoom, you can call the phone number in your confirmation email to listen to the group session. Calling rates apply.

Prenatal & Parenting
New Prague, MN In Person

This class meets every other month and is 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.

 

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 952-257-8966 for cancellation or postponement information.

Fitness & Weight Management
Eau Claire, WI In Person

This clinic is for student athletes (middle school and high school) injured at practices or events during the week.

Common injuries treated include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Hand sprains and fractures
  • Overuse injuries
  • Shoulder and elbow injuries

Concussion evaluations or screenings are not offered during this clinic. Parental consent is required before treatment.

No appointment needed. Walk-in only.

Go to Sports Medicine for more information on sports-related injuries and issues.

Prenatal & Parenting
Albert Lea, MN In Person

This class is designed for women who are considering breastfeeding or those who have decided to breastfeed. It covers the benefits of breastfeeding and information needed to achieve breastfeeding goals. Support people welcome. Babies are encouraged to attend. Hosted in partnership with Freeborn County.

Registration is required for all classes; class sizes are limited.

Select your preferred date to take the class using the "Register" link. You will not receive an automatic confirmation email upon registration. You will receive a confirmation email with class details within a week of registering.

Class cancellation

If class is canceled, we will make every attempt to reach you by phone or email. We reserve the right to cancel any class that does not meet minimum size requirements. Alternative classes will be offered whenever possible. You also may call to ask about class status:

  • Albert Lea Public Health: 507-377-5100

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.

Prenatal & Parenting
La Crosse, WI In Person

This one-hour class is intended for parents and grandparents. It includes information about the steps related to performing infant CPR and relief of choking. This is an American Heart Association noncertification class. View additional class availability on the calendar.

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.

Interpreter services are provided for free for patients who do not speak English and are attending an in-person course in La Crosse. Call Mayo Clinic Health System at 608-392-9090 to arrange for an interpreter.

All registered participants will receive a confirmation letter. Patient Online Services users will receive a confirmation letter via the portal.

Class cancellation
If you must cancel your registration, call 608-392-9090 at least three business days prior to your class so those on the waitlist can have your spot. Classes that do not meet the minimum size requirements may be canceled. Classes that reach maximum capacity will be closed. If there are severe weather warnings in the La Crosse and surrounding counties, classes will be canceled. Call 608-392-9723 to confirm class cancellation due to severe weather.