TO HELP LIMIT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN OUR COMMUNITY, all Prepared Parenting classes have been cancelled until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back in the coming months for updated scheduling information. 


St. Peter’s Health offers parents FREE classes taught by a variety of specialists and professionals to help parents with all preparations, expectations and details surrounding a new baby. All the classes are offered to moms and their partners (please no kids). 

  • Classes are free

  • No registration necessary*

  • Come to one class or all classes

We encourage bringing water and snacks to each class. IF you are unable to make the classes, you can schedule an appointment with the specialists using the contact information listed under the classes (please note, all insurance/co-payment may apply to services for individual appointments). 

*Infant CPR/Choking Rescue requires registration

Prepared Parenting Class Schedule

All classes take place at the St. Peter’s Health Regional Medical Center’s Education Center (enter through the Main Entrance off Winne Avenue. The Education Center is across from the Continental Café.)

Women and Children’s Unit Tour

This tour of the Women's and Children's Unit at St. Peter's Health is led by unit staff. Located in the Women’s and Children’s unit, the Labor and Delivery unit nine labor and delivery/recovery/postpartum/newborn (LDRPN) suites. Each suite features a birthing bed, which allows mom to transition from labor to delivery to recovery in the same room. The tours are held three times per month. Please meet in the family room of the Women’s and Children’s unit on fourth floor of the Regional Medical. Tours are half to one hour long and are suggested for women 33 to 36 weeks pregnant.


  • January 2020
    • Jan 3 @ 5PM
    • Jan 11 @ 11:30AM
    • Jan 19 @ 1:30PM
  • February 2020
    • Feb 7 @ 5PM
    • Feb 15 @ 11:30AM
    • Feb 23 @ 1:30PM
  • March 2020
    • March 13 @ 5PM
    • March 21 @ 11:30AM
    • March 29 @ 1:30PM
  • April 2020
    • April 10 @ 5PM
    • April 18 @ 11:30AM
    • April 26 @ 1:30PM
  • May 2020
    • May 8 @ 5PM
    • May 16 @ 11:30AM
    • May 24 @ 1:30PM
  • June 2020
    • June5 @ 5PM
    • June 13 @ 11:30AM
    • June 21 @ 1:30PM

Infant CPR

View and register for Infant CPR classes through our events page

Childbirth Education -- 5:30PM - 8:30PM

This two-part class held two nights over two weeks is taught by St. Peter’s Health Women and Children’s nurses. It covers a variety of labor topics including: signs and symptoms of labor, breathing and relaxation skills, pain management options, the coach’s role during labor and C-sections. Childbirth Class 1+ 2 are held Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come to one set of the dates below (closer to your due date is best):

  • Dec 12 +19, 2019
  • Jan 9 + 16, 2020
  • Feb 13 + 20, 2020
  • March 12 + 19, 2020
  • April 9 + 16, 2020
  • May 14 + 21, 2020
  • June 11 + 18, 2020

Breastfeeding Basics - 5:30PM to 7:30PM

This 2-hour class is led by St. Peter’s Health Family Nurse Practitioner and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Melissa Zimmerman. She discusses the benefits of breast milk, the anatomy and physiology of lactation, the elements that promote successful feedings, determining adequate milk intake and how to return to work while breastfeeding. If you are unable to attend, schedule an appointment with Melissa Zimmerman, F.N.P.-C, IBCLC by calling 457-4180. Classes take place on Tuesday:

  • Jan 21, 2020
  • April 21, 2020
  • July 21, 2020
  • Oct 20, 2020

Postpartum Recovery -- 5:30 PM to 7:30PM

Join a Women's Health Physical Therapist and a Behavioral Health Specialist for a 2-hour class to discuss useful tips and education to remedy discomforts and guard against pain and dysfunction during and after pregnancy and also prepare for any postpartum depression. If you are unable to attend, schedule an appointment with the Women's Health Physical Therapist by calling 406-444-2340 or schedule with the behavioral health specialist at 406-442-1914

  • Jan 29, 2020
  • April 29, 2020
  • July 29, 2020
  • Oct 28, 2020

Child Car Seat Safety -- 5:30PM to 7:30PM

This 2-hour class is led by a certified child passenger safety technician. This instruction helps parents to learn the basics of choosing the right seat for your child and your budget; proper seat installation and specifically which position to use, angle and how to secure; and appropriately fitting your child to the seat as it is more complex that the height, weight and age listed on the packaging. This class is ideal for new parents, grandparents and child care providers.

You can bring your safety seat to class! Parents will be given time to practice installing their seats. Installation can be scheduled with instructor if you miss the class. If you are unable to attend or need assistance with car seat installation, contact Tracie at 406-324-1072 or

  • Dec 11, 2019
  • Feb 5, 2020
  • May 13, 2020
  • Aug 5, 2020
  • Nov 4, 2020