Take advantage of the classes available through our local hospitals. Please contact them directly for schedule details:


Community Hospital of Los Gatos -
815 Pollard Road, Los Gatos, (408) 866-3905

Good Samaritan Hospital - 2425 Samaritan Drive, San Jose, (408) 559-2229

O'Connor Hospital - 2105 Forest Avenue, San Jose, (408) 947-2699

Regional Medical Center of San Jose - 225 North Jackson Avenue, San Jose, 408-259-5000 x2596/7/8

Classes For Young Families

Early Pregnancy:
Getting Off to a Good Start - Free!

Spend an important evening during your first trimester learning the changes to expect in yourself and your child-to-be. Youíll learn about fetal growth and development, prenatal tests, balancing pregnancy with work, nutrition, exercise & planning for baby

  • Good Samaritan Hospital
Maternity Tours - Free!

Birth suite tours (including labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum rooms) are offered for parents-to-be, including answers to your questions on topics from admission to discharge. Call the hospital to schedule a tour.

  • Community Hospital of Los Gatos
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • O'Connor Hospital
  • Regional Medical Center of San Jose
Childbirth Preparation
Start planning for the big event. Youíll take a tour of the family birthing center and learn about the physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy, medical options, how the motherís partner can assist in childbirth, relaxation and breathing techniques, what happens during labor and delivery (including caesarian section birth), and recovery. Plan to complete the program 3-4 weeks before your delivery date. Each hospital offers both a full course and refresher.
  • Community Hospital of Los Gatos
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • O'Connor Hospital
    (Medical Office Bldg Auditorium).
  • Regional Medical Center of San Jose
    (Brother Basil Auditorium).
    In English, Spanish or Vietnamese.
Pain Control & Anesthesia During Childbirth - Free!

A brief presentation by a Good Samaritan Hospital anesthesiologist followed by a question and answer session. Drop-in format in the Auditorium.

Breastfeeding Class

This class will help expectant parents achieve a successful breastfeeding relationship. It will include advantages to mother and baby, basic information and techniques, and common problems & solutions.

  • Community Hospital of Los Gatos $35
  • Good Samaritan Hospital $35
  • O'Connor Hospital $30, Cafeteria Conference Rooms A & B
  • Regional Medical Center of San Jose $30 for students not delivering at Regional, Pepper Tree Auditorium. English or Vietnamese.
Breastfeeding Support Group - Free!

Bring Your Baby & Drop In! If you have a new baby under 6 months, drop in on this discussion group led by a nurse-instructor. We cover topics of concern to new mothers, with time to share tips and experiences. Registratration not required.

  • Community Hospital of Los Gatos
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Auditorium

Infant Child CPR

Join a 3-hour class or schedule a private session at a higher fee (Good Sam only) to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques just for infants and children.

  • Community Hospital of Los Gatos, $35
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, $35
Infant Massage

$50/person or couple--Bring your baby. Infant massage is an ancient tradition and a tactile expression of love, security and physical comfort. This hands-on class teaches massage designed to meet your baby's individual schedule, needs, developmental level and disposition.

  • Community Hospital of Los Gatos
Off On the Right Foot / Basic Baby Care / Parenting / Infant Care

Basic baby care for expectant parents including newborn appearance, diapering, cord care, bathing, safety and feeding.

  • Community Hospital of Los Gatos, $35/couple
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, $35/couple
  • O'Connor Hospital, $30/couple, Cafeteria Rms A&B,
  • Regional Medical Center of San Jose, $25 for students not delivering at Regional. Pepper Tree Auditorium. English or Vietnamese.
Sibling Program

These delightful programs are designed to help your older child anticipate the new baby. Through supervised play activities with dolls, your child gains a positive outlook and learns safe ways to handle a newborn.

  • Community Hospital of Los Gatos. $20/one child, $30/two or more children.
  • Good Samaritan Hospital. Saturday classes Big Kids, age 4-9, 2-hours, $20/child or $30 for 2 or more children, same family: Little Kids, age 2-3, 1-hour, $15/child.
Boot Camp for New Dads
  • Regional Medical Ctr of San Jose, $30 for students not delivering at Regional. Brother Basil Auditorium. English or Vietnamese.