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Fresno Women's Medical Group (FWMG)
Taking care of your entire family.

Our practice includes physicians and practitioners offering services in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Family Medicine, including Primary Care services.


Worried how you will navigate through childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenting? Good news! FWMG has classes to help, available in a variety of class styles and dates to meet your needs. Ask at the front desk how and when to enroll. Also, ask if your insurance will pay for the classes so you don’t have to!

6 Week Series (One night a week for 6 weeks)

This class is great for first time parents who want to take a slower approach to learning different techniques for comfort while in labor. With your labor coach you will meet one night per week for 6 weeks & practice positions and relaxation tips. There is a tour of Clovis Community included with these classes. This class is hosted by our Recreation office and taught by Candee Agnew.

Weekly Topics

Week 1

  • Introduction to Prepared CB
  • Physical changes / pregnancy
  • Nutrition in the 3RD trimester
  • Body conditioning exercises
Week 2

  • Overview of labor and delivery
  • Early labor-what to expect
  • Middle labor-what to expect
  • Slow deep breathing
  • Practice relaxation / breathingBirth video
Week 3

  • Signs of laborBack labor
  • Positions in labor
  • Role of the Labor Coach
  • Active breathing with practice
Week 4

  • Transition labor
  • Pant—blow breathing
  • Delivery
  • Pushing
Week 5

  • Cesarean birth
  • Mock labor practice
  • Postpartum
  • Characteristics of the newborn
Week 6

  • Tour- Clovis Community
  • Things to do before labor
  •  Hospital preparation

Class Details

Location: 7050 N. Recreation Avenue, #102 Fresno, California 93720
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $125.00 (Free for Medi-Cal Patients)
What to bring? Bring 3 Pillows
Schedule: See below for class schedule

Weekend Series (Condensed Class)

This class is for our patients who would like to complete the course in one convenient weekend. This is a medium paced class that is still appropriate for first time parents. There is no tour included. This class is hosted by our Recreation office and taught by Candee Agnew.

Class Details

Location: 7050 N. Recreation Avenue, #102 Fresno, California 93720
Friday Class: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday Class: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $125.00
What to bring? Bring 3 Pillows
Schedule: See below for class schedule

Breastfeeding Classes

It is best to take the Breastfeeding Class the month before your due date. Dads are welcome.

The breastfeeding classes are taught by Candee Agnew who has been a Prepared Childbirth and Breastfeeding educator for over 35 years. She has a background in Social Work, a CA Teaching Credential, Certified Lactation Educator/Counselor and a Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Class Details

  • Benefits of Breastfeeding
  • Proper Positions of the Baby at the Breast
  • Practice with life-size Dolls
  • Problems and Difficulties
  • Returning to Work and Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding Tools and Pumps
  • Video’s to support discussion

Location:  7050 N. Recreation Avenue, #102 Fresno, California 93720.  Breastfeeding class is also available Downtown through the Fast Track classes.
Cost:
$35.00
What to bring?
Bring 1 Pillow
Schedule:
See below for class schedule

Car Seat Safety Classes

Classes are taught by Dana Turner: Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician

Class Details

Location:7050 N. Recreation Avenue, #102 Fresno, California 93720
Dates:
See below for class schedule
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost:
$20.00

Class Schedules

 

Weeknight Series Childbirth Class Schedule

Bring 3 pillows       7:00pm – 9:30pm          $125.00

One night a week for 6 weeks   Arrive by 7 pm for class. This class is designed and recommended for first time parents.  It is a complete Prepared Childbirth Education course.  A Hospital Tour is included in this six-week class.

(Ending date subject to change due to hospital tour schedule)

Class Dates

August 24 – October 5 (skip Sept. 14  Poss. tour 9-25)                                                
October 25 – December 6  ( Skip Nov. 8 Poss. tour Dec 4)

(Ending date subject to change due to hospital tour schedule)

Due Dates

October 30 – Dec. 15
Dec. 15 – Jan. 31, 2017

 

Note: If Mom is worried about finishing the class on time, has been on bed rest for preterm labor or if the pregnancy is indicating that mom might deliver early choose the class before their due date indicates.

Weekend Series Childbirth Class Schedule

Bring 3 pillows – $125.00

Friday Class Times 6 – 9 pm.           Saturday Class Times 10am – 4pm

Best to take the month before due date.    Arrive by 6 pm Friday night

This class is a condensed Prepared Childbirth Education course and is recommended for those returning students wanting to review their techniques.  It may also be taken for those who cannot commit to the 6-week evening classes.

Class Dates

October 7 – 8
December 9 – 10

Note: If Mom is worried about finishing the class on time, has been on bed rest for preterm labor or if the pregnancy is indicating that mom might deliver early choose the class before their due date indicates.

Due Dates

October 30 – Dec. 25
Dec. 25 – Jan. 31

Breastfeeding Class Schedule

Bring one pillow   6 pm – 9 pm  $35.00 Best to take the Breastfeeding Class the month before your due date.   Dads Welcome

Class Dates

Sept. 6             Tues.
Sept. 22           TH.
Oct. 4             Tues.
Oct. 18           Tues

Continued…

Nov. 2             Wed.
Nov. 21           Mon.
Dec. 7            Wed.
Dec. 20           Tues.

Car Seat Safety Class Schedule

6pm to 8pm  $20.00  7050 N. Recreation Avenue, #102 Fresno, California 93720 Call for dates

» To enroll, call (559) 322-2900 or visit the front desk at our Recreation office.

Refunds will be given (less $10 administrative fee) for all classes. Because we hold a place for all registered individuals, we ask that you cancel your class with at one-week notice from the start date of the class. Please allow 4-6 weeks to process your refund. No-show patients will not be given a refund. Patients who deliver prior to their class start date will be given a refund in full.

Class Dates

September 1

November 10