Classes

Springfield Pregnancy Care Center Classes Free

Free Pregnancy Classes in Springfield

Here is a list of the free classes offered at Springfield Pregnancy Care Center. You must register in advance for these classes. Call 417-8777-0800 to RSVP. Times and schedules of classes can change. 

Any Trimester

Coaching (Every 4 weeks, or by discretion of coach): One-on-One sessions designed to provide individual support about pregnancy, parenting, and relationship education. Each one hour session is worth 5 points,10 points if you bring your partner or a support person.

Healthy Pregnancy Class (First Wednesday, every other month 2:00-4:00 pm): Learn the importance of healthy habits during pregnancy, the affects of substances on pregnancy and the importance of immunizations for mom and baby. The class is worth 10 points for an individual or 20 points if you bring your partner or a support person.

Nutrition Group Session (Tuesday afternoons 1:00-3:00 pm): 10 points for individual or 25 points if you bring your partner or a support person.

Nutrition Group Sessions (Wednesdays): Meet with a nutritionist to receive fun and healthy recipes and dietary information for both Mom and baby. Each one hour session is worth 10 points for individual or 25 points if you bring your partner or support person.

Parents and the Law (Check for dates): A lawyer will discuss topics pertaining to paternity, custody, child support, parental rights, etc. This two hour class is worth 10 points for individuals and 20 points if you bring your partner or family support person.

Money Management (Check for dates): Who needs a budget? This two hour class covers topics: online banking, saving, spending, consumer credit and debt management. This class is worth 15 points for individuals and 20 if you bring your partner or support person.

Journey (Check for dates): Monthly meetings for young moms and children, providing social and educational information. You will receive 10 points for attending each monthly session. This faith-based community outreach is held at Glendale Christian Church.

Smoke Free Pregnancy (Last Wednesday of every month): This one hour class introduces you to a program provided by the American Lung association. You will be given a workbook that is designed to help you stop smoking in less than two weeks. This class is worth 10 points, 20 points if you bring your partner or a family support person with you.

Managing Stress and Anger (Every 3rd Monday of the month): Life can be stressful. In this two hour class you will learn helpful tips and techniques for managing stress and anger.This class is worth 10 points, 20 points if you bring your partner or a family support person with you.

Cloth Diapering (Second Tuesday each month at 3:00 pm at PCC): A class offering an alternative to using disposable diapers. You receive 10 points for attending this one hour class, 20 points if you bring someone with you. 

Third Timester Only

Labor and Birth I, II, III (1st, 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of every other month 2:00-4:00 pm): Classes facilitated by nurses from Mercy and designed for women who are preparing for delivery. Classes address techniques for labor and birth (e.g. Lamaze) and provide other delivery information.

*Series - you must attend the first session to participate in the other two sessions* Each session is worth 10 points for an individual or 20 points if you bring your partner or support person.

Bosom Buddies (First & Third Wednesdays, 30 min. Check for times): Consultation with lactation specialist for help with breastfeeding issues. Each session is worth 5 points.

Boot camp for New Moms (Every other month, check for dates): Rookie Moms & Veteran Moms come together in this 3 hour session to discuss issues relating to baby care and balancing life & home. First time Moms only. This is class is worth 20 points. 

Parenting Skills

Parenting 101 (1st Tuesday every other month): The focus of this class is understanding and parenting a newborn. The topics in this class include infant choking, CPR, car seat safety, sleep safety and shaken baby syndrome. This two hour class is worth 10 points, 20 points if your partner or support person attends with you.     

Parenting 102: (2nd Tuesday every other month):This class focuses on parenting the first year. The topics discussed in this class include: responding to your child, nutrition, your baby's growth, separation anxiety, and caring for the sick child. This two hour class is worth 10 points, 20 if you bring your partner or support person attends with you.

Relationship Classes

Goals Within Reach (FEMALES ONLY, Check for dates and times): When is the last time you took time to focus on yourself? We reach our future one decision at a time. Setting goals and making decisions about your future can help your dreams become your reality. This 3 hour class is worth 20 points and clients receive a $10 gift card.

R.E.A.L. Relationships (Prerequisite Goals within My Reach if not married): Good communication is key in all relationships. In this class as a couple you will work on your communication. Together you will work through activities designed to help build long term, healthy relationships. This four hour class is worth 20 points.

417 Dads

First Year Dad  (Check for dates): This class discusses the top 10 things every new dad needs to know. Topics covered are designed to help dads become confident and educated in the care of his child. This three hour class is worth 20 points. 

Fatherhood 101  (Preferred after First Year Dad, but not mandatory): This class is designed to help dads look at their experience with their own father, learn the skills necessary to be a GREAT dad, and better understand the important role a dad plays in the life of his children. Additionally, we will discuss aspects of the mother-father relationship as it relates to parenting. This three hour class is worth 20 points.

417 Dads Coaching (Tuesday evenings 4:30 - 5:30, 5:30 - 6:15 and 6:15 - 7:00 pm): These one-on-one monthly sessions are designed to provide additional support and encouragement for the expectant father. An "experienced" dad will meet with you to: answer questions, share experiences and walk beside you on your journey to fatherhood. Each session is worth 10 points.

Boot Camp for New Dads (Every other month, check for dates): Rookie Dads & Veteran Dads come together in this three hour session to discuss issues relating to baby care and how to find balance between work and home. Dads will receive a $10.00 gift card for attending this class.

New Moms

Cuddles and Coffee (Every other month on the third Friday from 9:00 - 11:00 am): An opportunity for new moms and babies (birth-four months) to bond with other new moms. Staff, educators and coaches will share thoughtful moments with new moms and babies. Clients earn 10 points for attending.

 

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