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Horizon Public Health

Parenting Support

Horizon Main Office - Douglas County

809 Elm St, Ste 1200, Alexandria, MN, 56308-2675

(320) 763-6018


Service Details


Programming to help parents or potential parents succeed in the parenting role

This can include classes, workshops, information or other educational opportunities.

Additional Information

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.


  • Payment
    • Private pay 
  • Specialization
    • Family 


Expectant mothers and birth partners are encouraged to attend classes during their third trimester of pregnancy

Application Instructions

Pre-register by calling (320) 762-3019 or (320) 762-3071.


Fees for classes, payment is not due until the first night of class.

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Five counties: Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (320) 763-6018
FAX (320) 763-4127
TDD (800) 627-3529

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