Horizon Public Health
Horizon Main Office - Douglas County
809 Elm St, Ste 1200, Alexandria, MN, 56308-2675
Programming to help parents or potential parents succeed in the parenting role
This can include classes, workshops, information or other educational opportunities.
Offers a 4-class series of childbirth classes that cover the following areas of pregnancy, birth, and newborn care:
* Labor and delivery
* Breathing and relaxation
* Comfort measures and labor support
* Interventions and medications
* Tour of the birthplace
* Postpartum and baby care
* Car seat education
Breastfeeding classes are offered through the Golden Start Team, which includes Public Health Nurses and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Dietitians with specified lactation training. These classes cover the following areas:
* Benefits of breastfeeding
* How the breast works
* Basics of learning to breastfeed
* Supplies needed to succeed
* Returning to work and breastfeeding
Breastfeeding support services are available at home, by telephone, and at the office in Douglas County.
- Private pay
Expectant mothers and birth partners are encouraged to attend classes during their third trimester of pregnancy
Pre-register by calling (320) 762-3019 or (320) 762-3071.
Fees for classes, payment is not due until the first night of class.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Five counties: Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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LJ-5000.1000Breastfeeding Support Programs Definition
Programs that provide information and instruction concerning appropriate techniques for nursing an infant for expectant parents or new mothers.
LJ-5000.1500Childbirth Education Definition
Programs that offer classes or other educational experiences which prepare prospective mothers and their birth partners emotionally and physically for the labor and birth process. Topics covered include anatomy and physiology of birth, relaxation and breathing techniques, different types of labors, birthing/delivery options and postpartum care. Also included are programs that prepare other members of the family (grandparents and siblings) for the arrival of a new family member.
PH-6100.1800Expectant/New Parent Assistance Definition
Programs that provide educational and supportive services for new parents or those expecting a child, to prepare them on an emotional and practical level for the impact the newborn will have on their lives and relationships. Initial focus areas include healthy eating for the mother, danger signs in pregnancy, sibling preparation and being ready for labor and delivery, followed by practical information on basic infant care, newborn behaviors, baby supplies, bathing techniques, diapering, breastfeeding and other feeding options, as well as infant and childhood illnesses. Later topics may include walking, talking, toilet training and other aspects of child development, all to help ensure that infants and toddlers are nurtured, live in a safe environment and receive proper health care. Included are programs open to all as well those targeting special populations such as low income individuals or teenagers.
YJ-0920Breastfeeding Women Definition
Women who have needs and interests in common because they are nursing an infant or are pregnant and intend to breastfeed once they give birth.
YK-2000.2200Families With Infants/Toddlers Definition
Family units that consist of parents and one or more offspring from birth through age three.
The lawful mother and father of a person. Included are the natural mother or father of a child born to a valid marriage; the adoptive father or mother of a child jointly adopted by them; the natural mother of an illegitimate child if she is the sole guardian; the child's putative parent who has expressly acknowledged paternity and has contributed to the child's support; and any individual whose status as guardian of the child has been established by statute.
YK-6500.6600Pregnant Women Definition
Women who are awaiting the birth of a child.