Combination Breastfeeding and Newborns 101

An easy way to complete both of these classes on the same day. All the topics from both Breastfeeding and Newborns 101 are presented in one class.

Tuition: $75 for one 4-hour class (for pregnant mother + 1 support person).

We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

We accept UCare insurance for this class.  UCare members must register by phone, not online.

Newborns 101

Cute baby having bath in white tub


Newborns 101 is where you go to learn how to be the parent of a newborn baby.  You’ll “graduate” ready to start life with your new son or daughter!

Hear the most current information on early development, how to care for your infant, and parenting strategies for the first few months.  The hands-on practice and real-life scenarios go beyond what you can read in a book.

Topics include:

  • Care procedures at birth
  • Newborn behaviors, cues and reflexes: what they mean and how to respond
  • Typical patterns of bonding and development, and how to best promote your baby’s early adjustment to life outside the womb
  • Sleep basics and how to promote safe, healthy sleep in the newborn months.  Includes highlights from the Amma Parenting Center sleep curricula
  • How to swaddle, soothe and hold your baby
  • Using dolls, you’ll practice daily care, including using a car seat, bathing, diapering, dressing, tummy time, using a bulb syringe and taking a temperature

Each family will receive a full color, 100+ page book on newborns.  This comprehensive reference goes into detail on many other topics not covered in class, from growth and weight gain to baby proofing, what gear and layette items to buy, immunizations, colic, illness, and much more.

Tuition: $40 for one 2.5-hour class (includes one pregnant mother + one support person)

Get a discount on this class when you buy the Ready for Baby Package!

We ask that families read our policies before registering for classes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

We accept UCare insurance for this class. UCare members must register by phone, not online.

Lakeview Hospital


Taking an Amma Parenting Center class at Lakeview Hospital

All of our classes take place in the Hardenbergh Education Room inside Lakeview Hospital


Lakeview Hospital
927 Churchill Street West
Stillwater, MN 55082

Once inside the main doors, follow signs to the Hardenbergh Education Room.  The information desk is centrally located and will help you find your way if needed.

Tours of the Birth Center can be arranged online at or by calling (651) 430-4510.

Helpful information

Phone numbers:

  • Main Lakeview information line: 651-439-5330
  • Birth Center main line: (651) 430-4760
  • Main Amma Parenting Center number: 952-926-2229

Parking: There is ample free parking right in front of the hospital.

Meals: Please feel free to bring snacks and your own lunch if desired. There is also a Courtyard Cafe open during evening and weekend prenatal classes:

  • Weeknight evenings:  5:00 – 6:30 pm
  • Weekends: Lunch 11:00 am – 1:30 pm, and dinner 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Come prepared!

  • Preparing for Childbirth: bring a couple of pillows and a blanket to get comfortable during breathing and relaxation practice.
  • Dress in comfortable, layered clothes. Temperatures can fluctuate, and you’ll want to make yourselves comfortable over the course of the class.
  • You are welcome to bring beverages, lunches and snacks.
To download and print these instructions, click Taking a Class Onsite at Amma Lakeview

Fairview Employee Benefits

Starting January 1 2014, Amma Parenting Center partners with the employee benefits departments of Fairview and Ebenezer to provide select prenatal and new parent classes to employees and their dependents.

To register for a class, simply call us at (952) 926-2229.  You can help make the process fast and easy by browsing our class descriptions and knowing your preferred dates before you call.  Dates and locations can be found on the web page of each class.

Eligible employees can choose from the following classes:

Covered packages include:

  • Ready for Baby
  • Labor Skills Workshop + Preparing for Childbirth Online

For more questions about eligibility and your benefits, please call the Fairview Employee Benefits department at 612-672-5050.


We have recently launched Amma@Work, a program which partners with employers to offer our classes to employees through their benefits departments.

Would you like to see Amma classes offered as a benefit by your employer?  Put us in contact with the right person and we will present the partnership opportunity.  Email Sara Pearce with your request at

Fairview Employee Benefits

Car Seat Class

Car Seat Class is a hands-on tutorial on how to install child passenger safety seats.  Join firefighter and certified technician Michael Kelly to learn all about car seat selection, installation, and inspection.  You’ll bring your own car seat into the classroom to learn about it, and practice using it. The class ends in the parking lot where you will install your seat in your car and Michael will inspect your work.  Now all you need is a baby!

If you’ve had your baby, bring him along.  If not, you can practice with one of our dolls.  If you have not yet purchased a car seat, you can borrow one for practice (but we highly recommend coming with your own, since you will drive away with a fully installed car seat in your car, ready for baby).

In this class, you will:

  • Hear a presentation on how restraints protect occupants in crashes, and how caregivers play an important role in child passenger safety
  • Learn how to select and inspect a child passenger safety seat
  • Learn how to harness your child into the restraints correctly, and practice on your own car seat
  • Install your car seat in your vehicle and get inspected by Michael

The class includes an official car seat inspection.

Tuition: $35 per family (limit: two family members and one vehicle)

New Dads Class

dad snuggle daughter

It’s not all just about Mama.  Dads, you deserve your own space too.  This dedicated dad’s class is a mix of learning and unstructured networking with other guys.

Our Dads Class facilitator, Chris Voeller, is a teacher and father of young children himself.  Each week he hosts a guest speaker on a parenting topic, when you’ll have time to learn and ask questions.  Afterwards you’ll have time to meet other new dads, swap tips and hang out. Bring your baby to class (and give mom a nice little break).  Toys, a bottle warmer and other comfort items provided.

Tuition: $20 for the 2-hour class

For dads with babies ages birth to 12 months

MacPhail Music


MacPhail is the best place to give your child a great start in music. Their teachers know how to strike just the right chord between creating fun, playful learning and teaching solid musical concepts. Children as young as 6 weeks old and up explore the world of music in an age-appropriate and engaging environment at the Amma center in Edina.

MacPhail Family Music

Family Music class features engaging, fun musical experiences geared for infants through young preschoolers. Very young children will learn about musical concepts such as steady beat, tempo, pitch, and more through singing, moving, instrument exploration, children’s literature and creative hands-on play. Experience the joy of creating a musical community!

Time: Tuesdays at 10:00-11:00 am
Click here for the class schedule and to register directly through MacPhail, or call them directly at (612) 321-0100

Tuition: $158 for first child, $68 for each additional child

MacPhail Musical Storytime for Babies

Enhance your baby’s development and learning through engaging musical story and sensory experiences.  Babies will explore sounds, songs, instruments, motions, wiggles and giggles.  Musical experiences boost your baby’s brain development, so join us for a weekly musical story time!

Ages: newborns through walking (after which you can move up!)
Tuition: $8.50 per family
Pre-registration required as this popular class does fill.  If there is no green “Sign Up” button next to your desired date, it means the class is full.

MacPhail Musical Storytime for Toddlers

Excite your active toddler’s brain through fast-paced musical play activities and engaging stories.  Activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, and chants.  Your toddler will engage in hands-on musical play that reinforces social emotional skills, vocabulary, fine motor, as well as pre-literacy and pre-math skills.

Ages: For children once they start walking through age four
Tuition: $8.50 per family
Pre-registration required as this popular class does fill.  If there is no green “Sign Up” button next to your desired date, it means the class is full.



UCare members may use their insurance benefits for select Amma Parenting Center classes.  Classes may be taken at any of our locations, and we welcome UCare members delivering at any hospital.  Registration must be completed by phone!  UCare members may not register online, because your insurance will not reimburse you for charges you pay up front.

Individual classes covered by UCare:

  • Preparing for Childbirth (3-week, 2-week, or one-day versions)
  • Newborn Care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Combination Newborn Care and Breastfeeding
  • Labor Skills Workshop
  • Expecting Multiples
  • All-in-One Express
  • Childbirth Refresher

Prenatal Packages covered by UCare:

  • Ready for Baby package
  • All-in-One Express and Labor Skills

Some members may be eligible for transportation coverage with HealthRide and should check with UCare.

UCare members are always welcome at our free community programs such as Baby Weigh-In, Circle of Moms, playgroups, events, and more.

Please note our policy: Amma Parenting Center asks UCare members to let us know at least 2 business days in advance if you are not able to attend.  This policy is so that Amma can fill your spot with someone on the waiting list.  Please know that others are waiting for a chance to register for classes, and your registration means you are committing to attend (like a concert ticket).  Amma reserves the right to decline future registration to members who have not shown up for class or who have cancelled with less than two business days’ notice more than one time.

Please call us directly for all questions and for registrations at (952) 926-2229.

Infant Feeding Classes

Whether you’re getting ready to start solids for the first time, or advancing to sippy cups and finger foods, our feeding workshops will help you create a framework for healthy eating in your family.

Baby Bites

Is your baby staring at you while you eat, opening her mouth whenever you take a bite?  Maybe it’s time to think about solid food!  In this beginner’s class, usually taken at about four to seven months, you learn:

  • Signs of readiness, and knowing when to start solids
  • How to incorporate solids into your breastfeeding or bottle feeding routines
  • Good food choices for younger babies
  • Reading your baby’s hunger and satiety cues, and how to avoid pressuring your child to eat
  • Social and emotional aspects of feeding
  • The “Division of Responsibility” concept
  • Safety and allergy concerns

Tuition: $30 for the 90 minute class.  Tuition covers two members of the same family.  Babies welcome.

Bigger Bites

Your older baby is ready for the next steps!  In this follow-up class, usually taken at seven to twelve months, you’ll learn:

  • How to start finger foods, and increasing the texture of spoon foods
  • Exposing your child to a wide palate of flavors
  • All about self-feeding
  • Sippy cups and straw cups
  • Promoting a healthy relationship with food

Tuition: $30 for the 90 minute class.  Tuition covers two members of the same family.  Babies welcome.