Since babies don't arrive with a manual, Desert West hosts Pregnancy 101, Newborn Care and Infant CPR classes run by Premier Baby Planners.

Pregnancy 101

This class provides helpful guidance to promote a healthy pregnancy for mom and baby. Everything you need to know is included in this class which costs $40 for one expectant mother and a support person of her choice. The ideal time to sign up is after your first obstetrics appointment at the 12 to 20-week mark of your pregnancy.

You can choose from 6 – 9 p.m. classes on:

  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14

Register for Prenatal Prep class

Newborn Care Class

This class is designed to teach you how to meet all of your baby's needs in the first few weeks and includes hands-on practice with helpful tools and techniques. You and your partner will leave with confidence in holding, feeding, burping, bathing, swaddling, comforting, and providing basic hygiene for your baby. A $50 fee for this 3-hour class covers mom and one support person.
The course is offered on:

  • September 6
  • September 17
  • October 3
  • October 8
  • November 7
  • November 12
  • December 5
  • December 10

Register for Newborn Care class

Infant CPR Class

This is an important skill for anyone who is around newborns including parents, grandparents and caregivers. When you see a baby choking, not breathing, or turning blue, you have only seconds to react. Knowing infant CPR will help empower you to take appropriate action if you are ever faced with this type of emergency situation.

You can choose from classes on:

  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • November 21
  • December 10

Register for Infant CPR class