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Prenatal Classes


“A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” 
- Eda J. Le Shan

Patients delivering at Mahaska Health Partnership are welcome to attend as many prenatal classes as they wish, free of charge. It’s just one of the ways we hope to help you and your partner feel more confident and comfortable as you embark on this new beginning.

Since we recognize that each family’s needs are different, we offer classes on request, in addition to our regular classes. Regular classes include Childbirth (covering prenatal care, labor, delivery, postpartum and baby care) and Breastfeeding. Additional classes available upon request include Sibling Class and a Lamaze Refresher Course. All classes are available on the MHP campus.

To register, e-mail us at

These classes are offered at various times throughout the year. 

Childbirth Class  Participants learn prenatal care, labor, delivery, postpartum and baby care. Includes dinner and a tour of our new Birthing Center! Classes meet for two evenings from 5:30 to 8:00pm.

2020 Dates:

January 1 & 14

April 7 & 14

July 7 & 14

October 6 & 13

Breastfeeding Class Taught by MHP's Board Certified Lactation Counselor, this class is a must for anyone considering breastfeeding. Tips and techniques for breastfeeding are reviewed as well as how to prevent, recognize and manage possible difficulties. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Dinner is provided.


2020 Dates:

March 10

June 9

September 8

December 8


Additional Classes Upon Request – We offer additional educational opportunities on an 'as needed' basis, since we recognize that each family has different circumstances. These sessions last approximately one hour each. To request one of the following courses, please email with your contact information, along with the classes you wish to attend, and a nurse will contact you.

  • Childbirth Class
  • Breastfeeding Class
  • Sibling Class


For any additional questions, please e-mail or contact Heather Cook, Birthing Center Director, at 641.672.3231