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Classes and support groups
Pregnancy and parenting classes and support groups
It helps to know you're not alone. We encourage you and your family to gain support not only from our experts, but also from others going through similar experiences.
In the news
As a nurse, Kimberly Hinrichs does her best to help expectant parents prepare for the big event. But she couldn't help noticing that there were a lot of empty seats at the childbirth classes she oversees at Cambridge Medical Center north of the Twin Cities. So this year, she decided to try something new: a "Fast Track" class for harried parents-to-be. Learn more at allinanews.com.
Fast track classes at Cambridge Medical Center:
Today’s grandparents are getting schooled on the changes in child-rearing since they raised their own families. Get perspectives on the Expectant Grandparents class at United Hospital on allinanews.com.
Online and mobile tools
You can use your iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch®, or Android smartphone or tablet to follow baby's kicks, time contractions and, after baby is born, track feedings and diaper changes with the Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond mobile application. Download the free app:
Learn what to expect during pregnancy, how to prepare for labor, what to expect during recovery and how to care for a newborn in the format that suits you.
Pregnancy & Parenting eMagazine
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Use your cellphone to receive text messages to help you before and after baby arrives. Text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411, or go to text4baby.org to sign up for this free service of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.
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