Mother’s Resource Center

The Mother’s Resource Center at Community Regional Medical Center offers a variety of childbirth and parent education classes to assist you on your journey through parenthood.

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Classes:

There is a $25 fee for each one-hour class. Call (559) 459-2423 to register for the following classes offered at the Mother’s Resource Center:

  • Breastfeeding ABCs
    First-time breastfeeding moms or moms looking for a refresher on the basics of breastfeeding can find it in this class.
     
  • Breastfeeding and going back to work
    This class is geared for moms who are returning to work. Among other topics, this class covers how to schedule feedings, breast milk storage and caregiver roles.
     
  • Breastfeeding and special circumstances
    An individually-tailored class for moms who have delivered twins, triplets, etc. and/or delivered an infant with special feeding needs.

The following classes are for moms who have not yet delivered and are open to all Community Medical Centers’ patients. Please call (559) 324-3773 for more information.

  • Childbirth Preparation Series (four weeks)
  • Prepared Childbirth (private class)
  • Prepared Childbirth (weekend seminar)
  • Breastfeeding (before delivery)
  • Newborn Care
  • Sibling Birth Preparation
  • Mommy and Me
  • Infant and Child Lifesaver (certification not available through this class)

Weekly Clubs

To register call (559) 459-2423.

  • 3M Club (Mommies Making Milk)
    Every Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    Fourth floor consultation room (directly across from NICU main entrance.
    This free club provides support to the mom with an infant admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), whether mom is pumping her breast milk or feeding at the breast. This club supports mom until she and/or baby are discharged and home together.
     
  • Mama’s Café Club
    Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    Mother’s Resource Center
    This free club is a postpartum resource/support network for all breastfeeding moms.

Breastfeeding support

After your delivery and during your postpartum hospital stay, you have the option of receiving private bedside breastfeeding education and assistance from one of our lactation specialists.

Once you leave the hospital, if you find that you would like assistance with breastfeeding, you can make an appointment with a lactation consultant at the Mother’s Resource Center for private breastfeeding advice and support. A $45 fee is due at the time of the first consultation. Follow-up consultations are $15 each.

If you or your baby has a medical condition related to breastfeeding, you may be referred to the Center for Breastfeeding Medicine on the campus of Community Regional Medical Center. The center is a physician-staffed service to diagnose, treat and manage complicated breastfeeding problems not easily addressed by primary care providers. It is available by referral from a lactation consultant or another physician/office and by appointment only.

The Mother’s Resource Center also has a variety of breastfeeding products available for purchase. Among them, breast pumps for rent or purchase, baby weight scales, breastfeeding apparel, pillows and many other supplies.

Although the Mother’s Resource Center consultations, classes and supplies/equipment are not covered by insurance, the Internal Revenue Service allows for reimbursement through either a flexible spending plan or a health savings account.

Maternity Tours

When you schedule a tour of the Community Family Birth Center at Community Regional it includes a presentation with information on birthing options, labor and delivery areas, admitting, the special care nursery and postpartum department. This tour is designed for adults. Children are not allowed on this tour.

To schedule a maternity tour, please call (559) 459-2423.

Mother’s Resource Center
Community Medical Plaza (formerly Community Physician’s Center)
2210 E. Illinois Avenue, Suite 103
Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 459-6288