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Parenting Resources

Being a new parent can be an overwhelming and exciting time. UC Irvine Health offers a variety of resources to help you navigate parenthood, including classes for expecting parents, new parents and parents of young children.

Parenting classes

Prepared Childbirth
This five-class series equips parents-to-be with the skills they need for a successful and positive birth experience. Bring two pillows, a towel or mat and a partner to each class. This class is free to all participants. Learn more about Prepared Childbirth ›

Newborn Care
Pregnant women and their birth partners in their last trimester of pregnancy can benefit from this class. Infant feeding, dressing, bathing, diapering, normal newborn appearance and signs and symptoms of illness will be discussed. Registration is required. This class is free to UC Irvine Health patients, staff, volunteers and their families; $20 for community members. Learn more about Newborn Care ›

Breastfeeding
This class is for pregnant women in their third trimester of pregnancy, as well as their birth partners. Discussion topics include the process of milk production, how to breastfeed, avoiding potential problems and returning to work. Registration is required. This class is free to UC Irvine Health patients, staff, volunteers and their families; $20 for community members. Learn more about Breastfeeding ›

Parenting information

The Newborn Channel
On the Newborn Channel, new parents can watch videos on a variety of topics, including breastfeeding, child safety, keeping you and your baby healthy, child development, infant sleeping, car seat safety and much more. To view the videos, go to The Newborn Channel and enter 02800 as the password ›

Text4Baby
Text4Baby is a free service for expectant and new moms. The text messages, in both English and Spanish, are tailored to where you are in your pregnancy or what your baby is going through at various developmental stages. Learn more about Text4Baby ›