Mother-Baby Support Group (before and after birth)

Parents, mothers (bring your babies), and mothers-to-be are invited to this weekly social gathering. A North Valley Hospital Registered Nurse hosts the event and is available to answer questions and educate on the many infant-caring fundamentals for when you are home. The informal group is open to come and go as you please every Monday from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm in the Snowghost Room at the Professional Office Building at 711 E. 13th Street, Whitefish. Refreshments are served.

Typical topics of discussion:

  • Feeding choices and support for mothers
  • Feeding concerns for working moms
  • Sharing the gift of motherhood
  • Promoting healthy mother/baby/family relationships

 

Call 863-3535 for more information. The program is FREE.

Parent-Sibling Preparation

Preceding the Talk and Tour, parents and their children who are soon-to-be big brothers and sisters are invited to join others for discussion at The Birth Center at North Valley Hospital. The program is offered the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. and facilitated by a North Valley Hospital Registered Nurse. Attendees may park at the south end of the hospital and meet in The Birth Center waiting area of North Valley Hospital.

Call 863-3535 for more information. The program is FREE.

Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter® is a medically accurate program that teaches young adolescents how to handle emergencies when caring for children. This class teaches safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills, and appropriate responses to medical emergencies. The student will receive a student manual, certificate of completion and safe sitter card on completion of the course. You can learn more about the Safe Sitter program on their website at www.safesitter.org. Classes start at 9:00 am and end at 3:00. Please bring a sack lunch. The class fee is $40 and pre-registration is required. Registrations are taken on a first-come first-served basis and are complete when we receive your fee and student forms (Send to: North Valley Hospital, Community Relations, 1600 Hospital Way, Whitefish, MT 59937). Classes fill quickly and drop-ins are not allowed. Please check the events calendar for the current class schedule or contact us at 863-3627 with any further questions or to register.  For class information, registration forms and location map, click: Safe Sitter Complete Packet 2015.

Call 863-3627 for more information. The program fee is $40. Pre-registration is required.

The Birth Center Talk and Tour

Following the Parent-Sibling Preparation, mothers-to-be and their families are invited for discussion, a tour of The Birth Center and refreshments. The program is offered the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. by a North Valley Hospital Registered Nurse. Visitors may park at the South end of the hospital and meet at The Birth Center/Day Surgery, and meet in The Birth Center waiting area of North Valley Hospital.

Call 863-3535 for more information. The program is FREE.

First Touch Infant Massage - Presented by Becky Walling, RN

This two-part series is facilitated by Certified Infant Massage instructor Becky Walling, Registered Nurse at North Valley Hospital. The class meets in the Professional Office Building, 711 13th Street East, Whitefish (across the street from Walgreens). Call 863-3535 for more information or to register.

The program is FREE, but a massage therapy book is available for $5.

FREE Childbirth classes for First-time Parents

The six-week workshop is instructed by a North Valley Hospital Registered Nurse and is intended to maximize the enjoyment of your childbirth experience. The course includes discussion on the role of the support person, water births, positioning in labor, dilation and labor, medications used, C-sections, monitoring your progress and more. Please check North Valley Hospital’s events calendar for the schedule or call The Birth Center.

Call 863-3535 for more information or to register. The program is FREE.

FREE Childbirth in a Nutshell

This intensive one day workshop is instructed by a North Valley Hospital Registered Nurse. The program is recommended for first-time parents who cannot attend the six week workshop, or as a refresher for those with previous childbirth experience. Please check North Valley Hospital’s events calendar for the schedule or call The Birth Center.

Call 863-3535 for more information or to register. The program is FREE.

Breastfeeding made Simple

An in-depth look into breastfeeding including the importance and benefits of, and the resources available to families for a successful experience. This class is offered monthly from 6-8 pm for expecting parents. This is a perfect addition to the Childbirth in a Nutshell class, or as a refresher.

Call 863-3535 for more information or directions. The program is FREE.

Life After Loss

A grief support group for people who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal loss is held at the Professional Office Building, 711 13th Street East, Whitefish (across the street from Walgreens) the second Thursday of the month from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The group is hosted by Sandra Beale, North Valley Hospital Birth Center RN. Participation is FREE.

American Heart Association CPR & First Aid Certification

This class includes instruction in CPR and First Aid including fractures, burns and excessive bleeding. The instruction is held on the second Friday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Professional Office Building, 711 13th Street East, Whitefish (across the street from Walgreens). Bring a brown bag lunch. Cost is $65 per person ($45 if you just take the CPR) and includes American Heart Association certification cards.

Pre-registration is required by calling 862-4390.

AARP Driver Safety Class

This program is sponsored by North Valley Hospital and facilitated by AARP instructors. The program educates adults (50 yrs and older) about the age-related changes that can occur over time and how these changes can affect driving. By successfully completing the workshop, you may qualify for reductions in your car insurance premiums. This class meets every other month at the Professional Office Building, 711 13th Street East, Whitefish (across the street from Walgreens)

Please check North Valley Hospital’s events calendar or call for the schedule.

Call 863-3627 for more information or to pre-register. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.

Community Education seminars

North Valley Hospital sponsors interactive, informational and informal seminars facilitated by our physicians. Topics vary and are considered according to community interest and new services offered at North Valley Hospital. Please check North Valley Hospital’s events calendar for the schedule (between September and May) and location. Refreshments are served.

Call 863-3632 for more information or directions. The program is FREE.