Classes and Tours

Babies do not come with instruction manuals. Bringing them home can be both exciting and frightening for new parents. Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital offers a variety of classes and groups to help ease your transition into parenthood. Our goal is to help make your life with baby a more rewarding experience.

How to Register

Click on the date of the class you want to attend to access our registration website.

  • Have your credit card ready for payment
  • Reservations are not confirmed until payment is received
  • No refunds will be made unless we are notified 48 hours before the date of the class
  • Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment
  • No meeting will be held on holidays
  • Birth & Beyond Education and Maternity Tour hot line informational recording at 909-558-4000

Please note that you are not registered for the class until your payment information has been successfully processed and you receive a confirmation email. Remember to bring your confirmation email with you to class. For any concerns regarding registration or payment status, please contact 909-558-3500.

All classes are held in the Birth and Beyond Education Center, unless otherwise noted.

Birth and Beyond Education Center
11215 Mountain View Ave, Suite 179
Loma Linda, CA 92354

 


Preparing For Baby Classes

Preparing for a new baby is a special time. Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital would like to support and inform you throughout your pregnancy with a wide range of prenatal classes designed to prepare you mentally, physically and emotionally for your transition into parenthood.

An in-depth class allowing extra time for specific topics and individual questions. Relaxation, breathing and birthing techniques are reinforced with repeated weekly practice.

Tuesday or Thursday
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$85 per couple

2018

2019

  • Every Tues January 8 - February 5
  • Every Thurs February 7 – March 7 
  • Every Tues March 5 – April 2 
  • Every Thur April 4 – May 2 
  • Every Tues May 7 – June 4 
  • Every Thur June 6 – July 11 (NO CLASS ON 7/4) 
  • Every Tues July 2 – 30 
  • Every Thurs August 1 – 29 
  • Every Tues September 3 – October 1 
  • Every Thurs October 3 – 31 
  • Every Tues November 5 – December 10 (NO CLASS 11/26) 

A fast-paced, streamlined class for couples who are unable to attend our four-week series or for those who have had a baby before and want to update their information and birthing skills.

Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$85 per couple

2018

2019

  • January 13 and 20 
  • February 10 and 17 
  • March 10 and 17 
  • April 14 and 28 
  • May 5 and 19 
  • June 2 and 9 
  • July 14 and 21 
  • August 4 and 11 
  • September 1 and 8 
  • October 6 and 13 
  • November 3 and 10 
  • December 1 and 8

 

Birth & Beyond Fitness

We offer several fitness class options that can evolve with you through your pregnancy and beyond into parenthood. Exercising throughout your pregnancy has so many benefits for you and your growing baby, such as better sleep, decreased discomfort, improved self-image, reduced stress and preparation for childbirth. Regular exercise after pregnancy can promote weight loss, relieve stress, boost your mood and restore muscle strength. In addition, exercise habits established at the beginning of motherhood can last a lifetime and provide profound benefits for the mother, baby and other family.

 


Moms on the Move Water Aerobics

This class is held in the outdoor pool at the Loma Linda University Drayson Center, during the warmer months. It is a low impact aerobics class that includes toning and stretching exercises in shallow water. Class is designed for moms at any stage of pregnancy and in their first year postpartum.  No children please.

Tight fitting exercise clothing or a swim suit are required in the Drayson Center pool. The women’s locker room is open for moms to use before and after class. Please remember to bring your own towel to class. Contact Amber Young at amyoung@llu.edu with any questions

Every Wednesday except July 4
May - September
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$8 per class (non-members)
FREE for current Drayson Center members 
Both Drayson members and non-members must enroll using the date link below before attending class. Thank you!

Location

Drayson Center
25040 Stewart St.
Loma Linda, CA 92350

909-558-4957
It is recommended to call the Drayson Center before class to check on any last-minute pool closures. Thank you.

Tight fitting exercise clothing or a swim suit are required in the Drayson Center pool. The women’s locker room is open for moms to use before and after class. Please remember to bring your own towel to class. Contact Amber Young at amyoung@llu.edu with any questions

Every Wednesday except July 4
May - September
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$8 per class (non-members)
FREE for current Drayson Center members 
Both Drayson members and non-members must enroll using the date link below before attending class. Thank you!

Location

Drayson Center
25040 Stewart St.
Loma Linda, CA 92350

909-558-4957
It is recommended to call the Drayson Center before class to check on any last-minute pool closures. Thank you.

  • May 1, 2019
  • May 8, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
  • May 22, 2019
  • May 29, 2019
  • June 5, 2019
  • June 12, 2019
  • June 19, 2019
  • June 26, 2019
  • July 3, 2019
  • July 10, 2019
  • July 17, 2019
  • July 24, 2019
  • July 31, 2019
  • August 7, 2019
  • August 14, 2019
  • August 21, 2019
  • August 28, 2019
  • September 9, 2019
  • September 16, 2019
  • September 23, 2019
  • September 30, 2019

 

Moms on the Move Yoga

This class is held in the Birth and Beyond Education center. You will learn the physical and psychological benefits of yoga for both pregnancy and postpartum through gentle yoga poses and breath awareness. Do not miss out on this opportunity to nurture yourself and learn tools to better nurture your child. Moms and pre-crawling infants only please. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to take off your shoes and socks. Mats and props will be provided for first-timers

Every Monday Aug 13-Dec 17. There will be no class on Sept 3, 10, 17 Nov 12, Dec 24, 31
We will be adding yoga classes on Wednesdays starting in October, There will be no class on Oct 31

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
$8 per class

Location

Birth & Beyond Education Center
11215 Mountain View Avenue, Suite 179
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Every Monday Jan 8 - Dec 2. There will be no class on Jan 21, Feb 18, May 27, Sept 2
We will be adding yoga classes on Wednesdays Jan 2 - Apr 24 and Oct 2 - Dec 18, There will be no class on Nov 27

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
$8 per class

Location

Birth & Beyond Education Center
11215 Mountain View Avenue, Suite 179
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Every Monday Jan 8 - Dec 2

  • January 7, 2019
  • January 14, 2019
  • January 28, 2019
  • February 4, 2019
  • February 11, 2019
  • February 25, 2019
  • March 4, 2019
  • March 11, 2019
  • March 18, 2019
  • March 25, 2019
  • April 1, 2019
  • April 8, 2019
  • April 15, 2019
  • April 22, 2019
  • April 29, 2019
  • May 6, 2019
  • May 13, 2019
  • May 20, 2019
  • June 3, 2019
  • June 10, 2019
  • June 17, 2019
  • June 24, 2019
  • July 1, 2019
  • July 8, 2019
  • July 15, 2019
  • July 22, 2019
  • July 29, 2019
  • August 5, 2019
  • August 12, 2019

 

  • August 19, 2019
  • August 26, 2019
  • September 9, 2019
  • September 16, 2019
  • September 23, 2019
  • September 30, 2019
  • October 7, 2019
  • October 14, 2019
  • October 21, 2019
  • October 28, 2019
  • November 4, 2019
  • November 11, 2019
  • November 18, 2019
  • November 25, 2019
  • December 2, 2019

Every Wednesdays Jan 2 - Apr 24 and Oct 2 - Dec 18

  • January 2, 2019
  • January 9, 2019
  • January 16, 2019
  • January 23, 2019
  • January 30, 2019
  • February 6, 2019
  • February 13, 2019
  • February 20, 2019
  • February 27, 2019
  • March 6, 2019
  • March 13, 2019
  • March 20, 2019
  • March 27, 2019
  • April 3, 2019
  • April 10, 2019
  • April 17, 2019
  • April 24, 2019
  • October 2, 2019
  • October 9, 2019
  • October 16,, 2019
  • October 23, 2019
  • October 30, 2019
  • November 6, 2019
  • November 13, 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • December 4, 2019
  • December 11, 2019
  • December 18, 2019

 


Breastfeeding Basics

We want to help you succeed at breastfeeding. This class, taught by a Certified Lactation Educator, offers:

  • Demonstrations of positioning and latch
  • Explanation of babies hunger cues
  • Benefits of breastfeeding for mom and baby
  • Description of feeding patterns and common growth spurts
  • Outline of nutrition for mom
  • Ways dad can be an active participant
  • Local and online breastfeeding resources

 

Tuesday and Thursday
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$30 per couple*
*Only $10 with paid enrollment in Preparing for Childbirth Class

Tuesday and Thursday
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$30 per couple*
*Only $10 with paid enrollment in Preparing for Childbirth Class

  • January 17, 2019
  • February 19, 2019
  • March 21, 2019
  • April 16, 2019
  • May 16, 2019
  • June 18, 2019
  • July 25, 2019
  • August 20, 2019
  • September 19, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • November 21, 2019
  • December 19, 2019

 

Sibling Preparation

This class, created for kids ages 3-7, will help prepare older brothers and sisters for the arrival of a new baby. Taught by a Child Life Specialist, it includes fun activities, baby doll role-play, dressup and a tour of the birthing unit. Parents should attend class with their child(ren).

Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$25 per family

Loma Linda University Medical Center
11234 Anderson St., 3400
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Wednesday
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$25 per family

Loma Linda University Medical Center
11234 Anderson St., 3400
Loma Linda, CA 92354

  • February 13, 2019
  • April 10, 2019
  • June 12, 2019
  • August 14, 2019
  • October 9, 2019
  • December 4, 2019

 

 

All About Newborns

This class is truly "all about newborns"! A class tailored to answer your individual questions and biggest concerns; as well as newborn care, appearance and evidence-based information from Dr. Jane Heining on sleep, crying and understanding baby behavior and cues. This class will leave you feeling excited about bringing your new baby home, and confident in what to expect in the first few weeks!

Tuesday and Thursday
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$30

  • January 10, 2019
  • February 12, 2019
  • March 14, 2019
  • April 9, 2019
  • May 9, 2019
  • June 11, 2019
  • July 18, 2019
  • August 13, 2019
  • September 12, 2019
  • October 8, 2019
  • November 14, 2019
  • December 12, 2019

 

Infant & Child CPR

A hands-on class designed to teach caregivers the life-saving technique of cardiopulmonary resuscitation appropriate (CPR) to be used on newborns through eight years of age.* Skills are reinforced by practice on mannequins. Choking, childproofing and SIDS are also discussed.

*This class does not CPR certify you. If you are interested in CPR certification, please call our life support education department at 909-558-4977.

Monday
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$30 per couple/$20 single

Tuesdays
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$30 per couple/$20 single

  • February 26, 2019
  • April 23, 2019
  • June 25, 2019
  • August 27, 2019
  • October 22, 2019
  • December 17, 2019

 

Car Seat Safety for Your Child - FREE

A certified child passenger safety technician will offer basic car seat safety tips, provide visual, in-class guidance of proper car seat installation and use of car seats for infants and children, and cover laws in CA. Questions are welcome! Over 90% of all car seats are used improperly, come learn how some ways to use car seats safely and keep your child safe.

Monday
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Free- Registration Required:

 

Thursdays
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Free- Registration Required:

  • January 24, 2019
  • March 28, 2019
  • May 23, 2019
  • September 26, 2019
  • November 7, 2019

 

 

Free Maternity Tour

A tour with question and answer session approximately two hours in length. You do not need to pre-register, just meet by the information desk inside the main entrance to Loma Linda University Medical Center.

On the last Wednesday of each month, we give the tour in Spanish only. We do not provide the Maternity tour in English on the last Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday (Except November 27 and December 25, 2018)
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m

  • Please, no children under 5 years of age
  • For directions to Loma Linda University Medical Center, call 909-558-4000

For more information, please call our Maternity Tour general information line anytime at 909-558-3897. If you have questions, our representatives will be happy to assist you at 909-558-3500 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


It’s Time to Eat

This class is designed for new parents who are getting ready to start solids with their 6-12 month old baby. In this class you will learn:

  • How, when and what to feed your baby
  • Healthy, fun and safe ways to feed your baby and toddler
  • Sign language words related to eating
  • How to safely, quickly and easily prepare and store your baby’s food We will calm your feeding fears and make mealtime more enjoyable for mom, dad and baby!

Sunday
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$30 per couple

Sunday
12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
$30 per couple

  • January 27, 2019
  • March 24, 2019
  • May 26, 2019
  • July 28, 2019
  • September 29, 2019
  • November 17, 2019

 

Free Groups

Created to give moms a place to make new friends, get support and discuss the joys and challenges of motherhood. Our Birth and Beyond Education Center has blankets, swings, play mats and toys for baby and older siblings to enjoy while mom participates in the group discussion. Moms will also have access to our Lending Library, full of popular and highly recommended books and videos to checkout. Groups meet weekly throughout the year. Please email Natalie at naajohnson@llu.edu for more information. No registration required.


Families on the Move

Join us for an adult-participation movement class for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Research shows that creative movement is an essential part of a child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. This class will include song, dance, cooperative play, sign language, body awareness and relaxation exercises. Moms, dads or grandparents are welcome! Participants should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to remove shoes.

Free
Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
9:30-10 check in
10-11 class
11-11:30 free play

Birth & Beyond Education Center
11215 Mountain View Ave., Suite 179
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Moms Joining Moms

Join us to talk about the stages all moms go through in pregnancy and their first year postpartum. Group discussion and sharing is encouraged! In Tools for Togetherness, postpartum moms will be able to build their parenting toolbox by learning about sleep patterns, baby wearing, infant massage, sign language and more. In Beautiful Bellies, pregnant moms can make time in their busy schedules to discuss their concerns about childbirth and parenthood, while doing crafts for their new baby. Healthy older siblings are always welcome.

Friday - Tools for Togetherness
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Except November 23 and December 28, 2018

Sunday - Beautiful Bellies
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Every Sunday except April 1, May 13, June 17, December 23, December 30, 2018.

Birth & Beyond Education Center
11215 Mountain View Ave., Suite 179
Loma Linda, CA 92354

 


The Village Support

Sign up for a free 4-week breastfeeding support group led by a Certified Lactation Educator. During the four weeks, we will touch on a number of pertinent topics including how to avoid common challenges, going back to work, and more! Nursing chairs and pillows are available. Moms will also have the opportunity to participate in our BEST (Breastfeeding Education and Support Tribe) Beads program, in which they build their own personalized teething necklace as they progress through the breastfeeding journey. Every month, moms are encouraged to reflect upon their breastfeeding experience and choose a bead that represents their success. Leave this group feeling supported and more confident! Healthy older siblings are always welcome. Come join us and find your village of support!

Wednesday - Moms and kids only
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Sunday - Daddies too
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Every Sunday (Daddy’s included) except April 1, May 13, June 17, August 5th (for the 3rd Annual Baby Conference), December 23, December 30, 2018

Birth & Beyond Education Center
11215 Mountain View Ave., Suite 179
Loma Linda, CA 92354