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First Steps Childbirth and Parenting Classes

Preparing you to be the best parent you can be.

Take Those First Steps With Us

We offer “First Steps” – childbirth and parenting classes, so you can be fully prepared when your new baby arrives. In a fun, interactive environment, you’ll receive helpful baby preparation information, parenting tips, and free baby items. We encourage participants to bring a supportive individual during each session. Snacks, drinks, and a giveaway are provided each week.


All interested participants must have completed an initial consultation at Mosaic Health before registering for our childbirth and parenting classes. We recommend taking these classes during your 6th month of pregnancy. To register, contact us at 618-451-2002 or by email at

Free Baby Items

Those who complete all four First Steps classes will receive new and free baby items valued at approximately $450, such as diapers, wipes, onesies, bottles, etc. You will be prepared with the essentials to welcome your new baby home!

Class Schedule

Registered nurses and trained volunteers instruct four two-hour classes. The classes include instruction, discussion, visual aids, and demonstrations.

Granite City Childbirth Classes are Tuesdays (the first 2 Tuesdays of the month) from 6:30 to 8:30 at Central Christian. 

Granite City Parenting Classes are Wednesdays (the 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of the month) from 6:30 to 8:30 at Central Christian. 

Fairview Childbirth Classes are Tuesdays (the first 2 Tuesdays of the month) from 12:30 to 2:30 at the Fairview Heights Office. We do not have parenting classes at our Fairview Heights location.

Childbirth Class Topics Include:

Class 1

  • Pregnancy (3rd trimester fetal development, pregnancy anatomy and body changes)

  • Labor (signs of labor, timing contractions, when to go to the hospital, the stages of labor, etc.)

  • Comfort techniques


Class 2

  • Medical procedures

  • Cesarean birth

  • Newborns- the first couple days of life, what to expect in the hospital

  • Postpartum- what to expect in the hospital, the first nursing session

Parenting Class Topics

Class 3
• Breastfeeding/bottle feeding
• Infant health/safety
• Sleep routines for you and your baby
• Your health


Class 4
• Parenting resources and support
• Disciplining children
• Needs of children

Get Started

Contact Mosaic Health to find out when the next class session is beginning. Not only will you receive vital education, but those who complete all four classes will receive free baby items valued at approximately $450.

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