When you are expecting, you can expect the best at Barton Health. We offer prenatal education and fitness classes, a comprehensive third trimester childbirth education program, and classes and support groups for families with newborns to children age three.
We invite parents to attend classes at approximately 28 to 30 weeks. In 'Childbirth & Beyond: Preparing for the Journey' students learn about preparing for the hospital, when to check for admission, pre-term indicators, relaxation/breathing techniques, birthing process, labor positions, and pain management. Childbirth classes cost $20 per couple.
Three course options:
Six week series*
One day intensive
*The six week series includes additional information on newborn and postpartum care, the first six weeks at home, lactation consulting, car seat safety, nutrition, child CPR and first aid.
For Childbirth Classes learn more, register online under 'Family Series', call 530.543.5549 or email.
- Newly Pregnant
We welcome all expecting parents to join us during the first trimester to learn about early pregnancy and get your questions answered. This class will be taught by a certified childbirth educator and addresses baby development, nutrition, healthy habits, and staying safe during pregnancy, including when to call your healthcare provider. Connect with other expecting families in our community as you begin your pregnancy journey. The Newly Pregnant class costs $20 per couple to attend.
For Newly Pregnant Classes learn more, register online under 'Family Classes', call 530.543.5549 or email.
- Infant Message
Learn from a professional about the benefits of infant massage while you gently nurture and spend time with your baby. Research suggests that infant massage may help your baby relax and sleep, reduce crying, and provide wonderful bonding opportunities. We incorporate infant massage into the Mommy & Me group as well as workshops for parents and caregivers.
We encourage all parents and caregivers to get and stay active before and during pregnancy, after your baby is born, and through the growing up years. All members of the community, ages 14 and older, are invited to join Barton Health’s ongoing Tahoe Fit program, which provides 16 to 20 classes per week for all levels of fitness and abilities.
Barton also provides special fitness options each week for expecting mothers, parents with new babies, and parents with toddlers. Fitness options:
Parents and kiddos
For Family & Parents Education, learn more, register online
under the 'Family Classes or Series' tabs, call 530.543.5549 or email
Other Family Education Resources
Barton Health offers ongoing health and wellness family education and support including:
Barton Education 4th Street
1077B 4th Street (below Tahoe Family Dentist at 1077B 4th Street), South Lake Tahoe