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Parenting Classes

Babies Room Parenting Classes
Grinnell - Light Center for Community Health
3rd Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of the month, 4 to 5 p.m.

Grinnell Regional’s Babies Room provides incentives and educational programs to women who are pregnant or who have a child less than 3 years of age. Our intent is to provide support for women to care for themselves and as they raise healthy children.

Earn free child merchandise/items for good parenting and care of your infant and toddler. Talk to our representatives about how you can enjoy this service for moms, infants, and toddlers. 

For information on this program, call 641-236-2385 or email

Breastfeeding Education
2017 Dates: January 24, March 28, May 30, July 25, September 26, and November 28 • 6:30 to 8 p.m
Tomasek Conference Room, GRMC. 

GRMC has two certified lactation counselors who will offer a 1.5 hour course that focuses on breastfeeding. The team will address those first two hours after delivery, teaching your baby to suck, tips on milk production, reducing barriers experienced when breastfeeding and returning to work, nutrition and birth control for mothers nursing, and much more. 

For more information, call the Kintzinger Women’s Health Center at 641-236-2324 or email

Prenatal/Childbirth Classes
Preparation for a baby involves education on what to expect, what happens in your body, how to care for yourself and your baby after delivery, breastfeeding, and so much more. Choose to take this six-hour course either over three evenings or all in one Saturday. All classes are held in the Tomasek Room, GRMC.

Evening Sessions 
January 3, 10, 16; April 4, 11, 17; July 5, 11, 18; October 3, 10, 17 • 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Must attend all three evening sessions during that month.

Saturday all-day sessions 
March 11, June 10, September 16, December 9 • 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, call the Kintzinger Women’s Health Center at 641-236-2324 or email

WIC Clinics (or Well Child) 
In Brooklyn - 3rd Monday of the month 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brooklyn United Methodist Church

In Grinnell • 3rd Tuesday of the month and  4th Tuesday of the month • Light Center for Community Health

For more information, call Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) at 641-752-7162 or 800-390-5293.