• Childbirth Education Program

    Learning about childbirth topics in a fun, comfortable and respectful class environment is the goal of the Childbirth Education Program at Hazel Hawkins Hospital.

    As expectant parents you will be introduced to the warning signs of preterm labor, onset and stages of true labor, pain theories and comfort measures. You will also learn breathing and relaxation techniques to assist you during the labor process. Possible medical interventions such as induction, pain medications, epidural and caesarean section will be presented.

    Newborn appearance, standard newborn, breast feeding basics, cord blood banking and car seat installation are part of this comprehensive course that will help you feel more confident as you approach the special day when you bring your precious child into this world.


    • Taught by RN’s
    • Each session is 4 consecutive weeks
    • Cost is $60 for the 4-week session
    • Includes tour of Maternal/Child Unit
    • Register with your doctor or by calling instructor during your 2nd trimester to start classes between your 28th and 32nd week of pregnancy
    • Bring check or cash payment to your first night of class. Credit card payments can be processed at the front desk.
    • Moms can bring a pillow if needed for sitting comfort.
    • Wear comfortable pants that allow freedom of movement.
    • Water and light snacks will be provided.

    2020 Class Schedule

    Two different sessions are offered to accommodate your busy schedule. Wednesday evening classes are offered every other month and begin promptly at 6:00 pm. Saturday classes are offered on the alternate months and begin promptly at 8:30 am. All classes are held in the Great Room on the 2nd Floor of the Support Services building. Dates with an asterisk (*) are only three weeks due to a holiday, and there will be no classes in December.

    Wednesday Classes / 6:00 – 9:00 pm:

    • January 8, 15, 22, 29
    • March 4, 11, 18, 25
    • May 6, 13, 20, 27
    • July 8, 15, 22, 29
    • September 2, 16, 23, 30
    • November 4, 11, 18*

    Saturday Classes / 8:30 am – 4:30 pm:

    • February 15
    • April 18
    • June 20
    • August 15
    • October 17
    For more information or to register for a class, call Jana Tomasini at (831) 637-5711 ext. 3385.

    Calendario de Clases de 2016 Las clases son continuadas. Por favor confirme con Armida Bribiescas in la Clinica Mabie para fechas disponibles. No podemos aceptar niños durante la clase. Por favor haga preparativos para el cuidado de sus niños. Llame a Armida Bribiescas at (831) 636-3277

  • Nursing Mothers Support Group

    Led by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, this is a group to find friendship, up-to-date information, community resources and most importantly support from other breast-feeding moms. This support group is free. You do not need to register, just bring your baby.

    Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
    Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, 911 Sunset Drive, Hollister, CA
    Women’s Center, 2nd floor McCullough Resource Center

    For more information, call Jana Tomasini at 637-5711 ext. 3385.

  • Grief Support Group

    Have you lost a loved one? Do you find yourself asking, “what now”? Or will the sadness ever go away? You are invited to a Grief Support Group, sponsored by the Palliative Care Program at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

    First Monday of each month, 12:00 noon
    Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, 911 Sunset Drive, Hollister, CA
    Board Room

    The group will provide:

    • Emotional Support
    • Hope for the Future
    • A place to talk
    • What to expect in the months to come
    For more information, please call Sunny Underwood, FNP, MSN, PHD, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist at (831) 635-1148.
  • Memory Impairment

    Discover care giving strategies, practice stress management, share your joys and challenges.

    First Wednesday of each month, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
    Hollister Community Center, Jovenes de Antaño
    300 West Street, Hollister, CA

    This is a free, drop-in support group. For more information, please call (831) 637-9275.

  • Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group

    Do you, or a loved one you are caring for, have Parkinson’s disease?

    First Tuesday of each month, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
    Hollister Community Center, Jovenes de Antaño
    300 West Street, Hollister, CA

    This is a free, drop-in support group. This group is open to both caregivers and people with Parkinson’s. Groups will have an educational portion and then have group discussion time.

    For more information, please call Kim Harman at (831) 637-9275.

  • Caregiver Support Group

    Third Wednesday of each month, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, 911 Sunset Drive, Hollister, CA
    Great Room (2nd floor – Support Services Building)

    2020 Dates:

    • January 15
    • February 19
    • March 18
    • April 15
    • May 20
    • June 17
    • July 15
    • August 19
    • September 16
    • October 21
    • November 18
    • December 16

    This group will provide:

    • An opportunity to exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions
    • An outlet to discuss challenges and healthy coping mechanisms
    • A safe atmosphere to share feelings, needs, and concerns
    • Contact information for resources available in your community
    For more information, please call Hope Jimenez, Director, San Benito Home Health Care, at (831) 635-1177.