Southcentral Foundation has a wide range of services for Alaska Native and American Indian women from obstetrics and gynecology, cancer screening, parenting classes for new moms.
We encourage customer-owners to take charge of their health. It is important that customer-owners know about possible health risks factors that they may have for different diseases, in addition to taking care of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.
PRENATAL HEALTH CLASSES
Southcentral Foundation Health Education is staffed by clinical exercise specialists, lactation specialists, childbirth educators, general health educators and more. We work in partnership with you and your care team to provide access to a variety of classes, including prenatal exercise, prenatal education, childbirth and parenting, as well as baby food demonstrations, mom and baby play groups, and more!
For more information about Prenatal Health Classes, see the Alaska Native Health Campus schedule or the Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center schedule.
For more information about mom and baby play groups, see the Alaska Native Health Campus schedule or the Benteh Nuutah Valley Native Primary Care Center schedule.
If you are unable to attend a in-person class, click here to view the Birth e-Class flyer.
In addition to the great resources that are available at Southcentral Foundation Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB-GYN) 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.
There are many benefits to breastfeeding; it helps your baby fight infections, reduces allergies, lowers risk of obesity and diabetes, and can even lower mom’s breast and ovarian cancer risk. These are just a few examples of the many benefits of breastfeeding!
Class topics include:
- 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
- Breastfeeding lifestyle
Snacks are provided. The breastfeeding basics class is held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the VNPCC Wellness Center in Wasilla. For more information about class times or to register for class, please call (907) 631-7630 or click here to view the Birthing Basics Schedule. For more information about the other classes offered at the VNPCC Wellness Center, please visit the Wellness Center page by clicking here. For more information about breastfeeding, visit Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition.
For information about breast and cervical cancer programs and services, please visit Cancer Prevention/Support.
BIRTHING BASICS / UNDERSTANDING PREGNANCY AND BIRTH
This is a two-part series for women in their third trimester (28 – 42 weeks) of pregnancy. The Birthing Basics Learning Circle covers topics from third trimester health, stages of labor, newborn care, breastfeeding, comfort techniques, and additional education and information.
Unable to attend Birthing Basics Learning Circles on campus? Bring the class to you! Whether you work late or find yourself on bed rest for health reasons, the Understanding Pregnancy and Birth online education program is a great alternative to the in-person learning circle.
To learn more about the Birthing Basics Learning Circle and the online Understanding Pregnancy and Birth class, click here.
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 Snuggle Time, click here.
Toddler Time 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 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.
Nutaqsiivik Nurse-Family Parternship
Physical Therapy and Exercise