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.
In addition to the great resources that are available at Southcentral Foundation Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) and SCF Nutaqsiivik Nurse Family Partnership, SCF Health Education also provides a breastfeeding basics class for new and expecting moms.
There are many benefits to breastfeeding including breastfeeding helps your baby fight infections and reduces allergies. Breastfeeding also lowers the risk of childhood obesity and diabetes and so many other health advantages for both mom and baby.
- How breastfeeding works
- Latching on and positioning
- When to feed your baby
- How much is enough?
- Breast care
- Breastfeeding lifestyle
Lunch is provided. The breastfeeding basics class is held the first and third Tuesday each month, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Health Education and Wellness Center 4201 Tudor Center Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508. For more information or to sign up, please call (907) 729-2689. For information about breast and cervical cancer programs and services, please visit Cancer Prevention/Support.
For more information about breastfeeding, visit Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition.