Some things are worth the wait...

Your patience is appreciated as Mountain View Hospitals Women’s Center Prenatal Program is being refreshed especially for you. Please check back for updates on our new classes and new dates and times, or you can find information about other classes by going to the education tab on the left. In the meantime, please join our Prenatal Yoga class being offered once a week.

Infant CPR

We hope that you will never experience an emergency in which you would need to use CPR, but being prepared can give you peace of mind. Our CPR class provides a basic overview of infant CPR and different lifesaving measures to use in an urgent situation. Another lifesaving technique taught in the class is how to care for a choking child or infant.

A trained professional will lead and teach the class by first demonstrating each skill and then assisting the students to ensure they are using the correct technique. Following the instruction of the class, the nurse will be available to answer any general medical questions present in home situations.

Prenatal Yoga

We offer free weekly prenatal yoga classes every Thursday at 7 PM in the Mountain View Hospital Health and Fitness Academy. Not only does this class help keep mothers stay in shape and relax, but it also helps many women prepare for labor by exercising the muscles used during childbirth. In addition, yoga generally promotes the overall health of mother and baby. For any questions or concerns, please contact our Health and Fitness Academy at (208)557-2729 or by email at womenscenter@mvhospital.net.

Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies. For example, studies suggest that prenatal yoga can:

  • Improve sleep
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
  • Decrease lower back pain, nausea, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and shortness of breath
  • Decrease the risk of preterm labor, pregnancy-induced hypertension and intrauterine growth restriction — a condition that slows a baby’s growth

Prenatal yoga can also help you meet and bond with other pregnant women and prepare for the stress of being a new parent.

Location of Prenatal Yoga Class

Mountain View Hospital, Cardiopulmonary Rehab Department.

Prenatal Parenting Class

The class will start at 9am every 2nd Saturday of the month. The class will end about 3 pm, but may be extended for larger classes. There will be a lunch break. Patients are welcome to bring a lunch or a short 30 minute break will be available for leaving campus. The class covers preparing for labor, early labor signs, the stages of labor, relaxation techniques/ pain control options including epidurals, delivery, breastfeeding, care for mother and infant after delivery, and what to expect at home. We walk through a mock delivery in one of the real labor rooms and talk about fears/resolving fears. The class is interactive and a lot of fun! Bring a water bottle and patients' partners are invited/welcome to attend.

 

 

Frequently asked questions
  • Do I have to deliver my baby at MVH?
    Not at all. Our prenatal classes are offered to any pregnant woman no matter where you decide to deliver.
  • Do I need to register for the classes?
    No, but please plan on being a little early so you can sign in on the sign-in-sheet before class.
  • Do I need to bring anything?
    YES. Please REMEMBER to bring a water bottle to class. Also be prepared to take your shoes off for Yoga class. Yoga mats are provided but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • Can I bring my husband or a non-pregnant friend?
    No, unfortunately, in order to maintain continuity and respect the other participants you must be pregnant to participate and men are not allowed.