Childbirth Education



Bonner General Health offers Childbirth Education classes to help parents-to-be learn what to expect both during and after pregnancy.

All classes are held in Suite 101 of the BGH Health Services Building located at 423 N. Third Avenue, in downtown Sandpoint.

Classes are free and no registration is required, refreshments will be served.

For more information please contact Joann at 208-265-7484.

Classes are held in a four-part series, topics and dates are below.


Class Topics

Week 1 ~ Labor & Delivery

  • What to expect
  • Coaching
  • Birthing plans
  • Medication options

Speaker – Joann Filce RN, Maternity Dept. Manager & Labor Nurse


Week 2 ~ Breast Feeding Techniques & Tour of BGH Family-Centered Maternity Unit

  • What happens in the hospital
  • Breastfeeding and lactation

Speaker – Angie Shadel RN, Certified Lactation Consultant


Week 3 ~ Newborn Care & Post Partum Mom

  • Newborn care & safety
  • Car seat information
  • Things to expect after you go home
  • Developmental expectations

Speakers – An Obstetrician from Bonner General Health & a local Pediatrician


Week 4 ~ Guest Speaker

Every 4th week a guest speaker will present information related to pregnancy, delivery, post-partum topics, and newborn care.


Upcoming Classes

August 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

October 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd

December 4th, 11th, & 18th (only 3 classes in December)

All classes are on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.