Childbirth classes

Allina Health partners with Amma Parenting CenterBlooma and Everyday Miracles to offer pregnancy, parenting and newborn care classes to help you prepare for childbirth and healthy childhood development. 

As you get ready for labor and delivery, we urge you and your partner or support person to attend childbirth preparation classes. You will learn breathing and relaxation techniques that can enhance the progress of labor and reduce your pain and fears.

Amma Parenting Center

Amma ParentingAmma Parenting Center offers pregnancy, parenting and newborn care classes to help you prepare for childbirth and healthy childhood development. Classes include Preparing for Childbirth, Breastfeeding, The New Mama Class, Infant CPR and First Aid, Big Brothers and Sister and more. For a full class listing (including online options), dates/times, locations, fees and registration, visit Amma Parenting Center’s website. Allina Health patients can take a class at any Amma location. 

Blooma

BloomaThrough movement, education and a community of support, for the past 13 years Blooma has been nourishing the mind, body and spirit of parents-to-be and families. Blooma’s evidence-based childbirth education classes are for all families, whether they’re planning a vaginal or caesarean birth, medicated or unmedicated, at a hospital or at home – every birth will be celebrated and supported. Blooma may be best known for Prenatal Yoga, but they have more than 40 virtual yoga and barre classes each week that welcome all experience levels. The Blooma Doulas provide educational, emotional and physical support through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. And to ensure Blooma is meeting the holistic needs of clients, they offer wellness services out of their South Minneapolis studio as well as free and ongoing support groups for expectant and new parents. 

Everyday Miracles

Everyday MiraclesAt Everyday Miracles, all childbirth education, breastfeeding, and parenting classes are designed to be accessible to everyone regardless of income. For those with a verified Medicaid (state-sponsored) health insurance plan, most classes are 100% covered while all others are significantly discounted. For those with a private health insurance plan, class fees must be paid out-of-pocket. Everyday Miracles offers a wide variety of classes to meet the educational needs of birthing families. Realizing that not all families can commit to a weekly series of classes, they offer what they call “topic classes”. Topics include everything from Labor & Birth Basics to Breastfeeding, Postpartum and Newborn Care. For those that are looking for a series, they offer a four-week Lamaze Series along with a two day Lamaze inspired—Crash Course. Prenatal Yoga is offered on a weekly basis and specialty classes such as Spinning Babies for Families are offered every other month.