Pregnancy Education

Pregnancy Education and Programs

Mommy And Me

This informal session is for new (and not so new) moms who want to learn more about their baby’s growth and development.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Baby’s weight and growth progression
  • Family transitions and infant cares
  • Going back to work
  • Starting solid foods
  • Mastitis, plugged ducts, and other struggles
  • Open discussion

Postpartum Exercises

After your delivery, our physical therapist meets with you during your stay at the hospital. They will provide you with some exercise/tips that will not take much time and are safe for you to do. These are important to prevent common side-effects of having a baby such as low back pain and urinary incontinence.

Car Seat Safety Check-Up

Our certified car seat technicians will inspect your infant car seat before you are discharged from the hospital.

Other opportunities to get your infant car seat inspected by our certified car seat technicians are at our free car seat safety check-up events that are held annually in Hull, Hawarden, and Sioux Center. They will walk parents through a safety checklist of the child’s age, size, condition of the seat, and help determine proper car seat installation.

Our technicians are also available to help with your infant car seat upon request. Please call Marcia Van Voorst at (712) 722-8369 to set up a time.

For more information about choosing the most appropriate car seat for your child by their age, size, and type of vehicle you have, read about “Car Seat Information for Families“.

Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

This introductory class provides information and practice of the skills needed to perform infant/child CPR and to relieve choking. Please view our calendar to see upcoming events.

Vaccine For Children Program

This federally funded program provides vaccines to eligible children from birth through 18 years of age. Eligible children are: enrolled in Medicaid, uninsured, American Indian, or Alaskan Native. The VFC Program improves vaccine availability by making federally-funded vaccines available to primary care providers. It has been successful in raising immunization coverage rates and reducing disparities in access to health care.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call

  • Sioux Center Medical Clinic: (712) 722-2609
  • Hawarden Medical Clinic: (712) 551-1000
  • Hull Medical Clinic: (712) 439-1315