Mother/Baby/Child

Southcentral Foundation has a wide range of services for Alaska Native and American Indian women from obstetrics and gynecology, to cancer screening, and parenting classes for new moms.

SCF encourages customer-owners to take charge of their health and health care. It is important that customer-owners are aware of health risk factors, in addition to taking care of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

BREASTFEEDING

When breastfeeding is an option for mothers and babies, there can be many benefits. Breastfeeding helps your baby fight infections, reduces allergies, lowers risk of obesity and diabetes, and can even lower the mother’s breast and ovarian cancer risk.

In addition to the great resources available at SCF Obstetrics and Gynecology and SCF Nutaqsiivik Nurse Family Partnership, the Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Wellness Center also provides a breastfeeding basics class for new and expecting moms.

Class topics:

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • How breastfeeding works
  • Latching and positioning
  • When to feed your baby
  • How to know when baby is getting enough milk
  • Breast care
  • Hand expression
  • Pumping
  • Breastfeeding lifestyle

For more information about class times or to register for a class, please call SCF Health Education in Anchorage at (907) 729-2689 or the VNPCC Wellness Center in Wasilla at (907) 631-7630.

For more information about breastfeeding, visit Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition. For more information about the other classes offered by SCF Health Education, click here. For more information about the Breastfeeding Basics classes offered at the VNPCC Wellness Center, click here.

Resources:

Breastfeeding – Back to Work

UNDERSTANDING PREGNANCY AND BIRTH CLASSES

This online class is applicable for women in their third trimester (28 – 42 weeks) of pregnancy. Instructors will cover topics ranging from third trimester health, stages of labor, newborn care, breastfeeding, comfort techniques, and additional education.

For more information or to register for these SCF Health Education classes, email scfhedchildbirthonline@southcentralfoundation.com.

For more information or to register for these VNPCC Wellness Center classes, click here.

SNUGGLE TIME

Snuggle Time is a peer support group for new parents with babies who are not yet walking. Learn about baby’s growth and development, receive breastfeeding support, and connect and share stories with other new parents as you share in the joys and challenges of parenting. To learn more about virtual Snuggle Time, click here.

TODDLER TIME

Toddler Time Virtual Learning Circle creates a supportive environment for toddlers to flourish. Caregivers and toddlers have fun while strengthening their bond, building meaningful relationships, and mastering new skills. To learn more about Toddler Time Virtual Learning Circles, click here.

Southcentral Foundation provides an array of services for maternal childhood health and postpartum recovery. For more information, click on the links below.

Behavioral Health

Complementary Medicine

Nutaqsiivik Nurse-Family Parternship

OB-GYN

Pediatrics

Physical Therapy and Exercise

Contact Us

Anchorage
Health Education

4201 Tudor Centre Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone
(907) 729-2689

Hours
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Valley 
Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Wellness Center

1001 Knik-Goose Bay Road
Wasilla, AK 99654

Phone
(907) 631-7630

Fax
(907) 631-7653

Hours
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday – Friday