Classes

At Alaska Family Health & Birth Center, we believe in a woman’s natural ability to give birth to and nurture her baby. We also believe that offering a supportive environment with open access to education enhances the experiences and outcomes of childbirth.

Our classes are specifically designed for mothers who desire the comfort of an additional support group. We offer classes for:

  • first-time mothers
  • first out-of-hospital birth
  • mothers with a new baby
  • mothers who are breastfeeding

Childbirth Preparation Class

afhbcprenatalclass-18Our Childhood Preparation Class is led by an instructor who facilitates discussions and encourages group interaction. All topics are covered — from late pregnancy through delivery and postpartum. Comfort measures and coping techniques for labor also are covered extensively.

When is it? One Saturday a month
Who should go? We encourage all first-time mothers and mothers planning their first afhbcprenatalclass-7out-of-hospital birth to attend.
Where is it? Alaska Family Health & Birth Center
Led by: A childbirth educator
Fee: $50 (non-refundable without medical reason)
To Get More Information: (907) 456-3719

Please make child care arrangements for your other children, so you can get the most out of the class.

Postpartum Support Group

micahf48300ppi-70Adjusting to life with a new baby takes time—and support. We invite all of our mothers, fathers, and anyone else who needs it to join the postpartum support group that meets at the Alaska Family Health & Birth Center. Groups are led by an instructor, but everyone is welcome to discuss the topics and challenges they prefer. Attendance is on an as-needed basis as well.

When is it? The last Friday of every month at 6:30.
Who should go? Anyone who wants or needs extra support.
Where is it? Alaska Family Health &  Birth Center
Led by: Kate Parks
Fee:
None

To Get More Information: (907) 456-3719

Please make child care arrangements for you other children, so that you can get the most out of your class.

Breastfeeding Class

cashf48300ppi-60Prepare yourself and your baby for the best possible breastfeeding experience! You’ll be introduced to breastfeeding basics in a group session led by a registered nurse. We recommend that all first-time breastfeeding mothers take this class.

When is it? 4th Tuesday of every month,
6-8:00pm.
Who should go? All first-time mothers (especially last trimester parents) and anyone who wants to learn more
Where is it? Tanana Valley Clinic , sponsored by Fairbanks Regional Public Health Center
Led by: Joanne Spears, RN, IBCLC, RLC – Lactation Consultant
Fee: None

To RSVP for class, please call the instructor an leave a voice message at (907) 451-1629.

Please make child care arrangements for you other children, so that you can get the most out of your class.