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Classes and support groups

  • Pregnancy and parenting classes and support groups

    Whether this is your first baby or you are welcoming another addition to your family, you will find our classes helpful. Our classes are taught by Allina Health Parent Educators who are committed to prepare you for the birth experience. Our classes are offered to meet your needs, with weekday classes held in the evening or weekend classes.

    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.

    Search Events & Classes to learn about support groups in your area or view all the 2017 pregnancy, birth and parenting classes at all our hospitals.

    Looking to connect with other moms?

    Check out these support groups:

    Circle of Moms

    All women who are pregnant or postpartum are welcome. The group offers a safe and welcoming space to talk about pregnancy; postpartum care; breastfeeding, stressors; change in identity/role and the importance of sleep and self-care.

    CALM Moms

    Having a baby that is in the hospital is overwhelming, therefore moms in the NICU/ICC/SCN/CVCC are invited to this skills-based group. 

    Baby Café

    Baby Café is family-friendly, drop-in breastfeeding support group that offers tips to help you reach your breastfeeding goals. You can visit with an international board-certified lactation consultant and other mothers. Baby Café has four locations and is free to participants. 

    Mobile app helps answer pregnancy questions


    Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond, a mobile resource for expectant moms and dads offers quick and easy access to things you need to know about pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care. Kris Scott from Allina Health Home Health - Mother and Newborn, says the newest app feature supports families who choose breastfeeding. See the interview on

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