• 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
    • 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
    • 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.

    2022 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 9:00 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.

    Wednesday Classes / 6:00 – 8:30 pm:

    • March 2, 9, 16, 23
    • May 4, 11, 18, 25
    • July 6, 13, 20*
    • September 7, 14, 21, 28
    • November 2, 9, 16, 30

    Saturday Classes / 9:00 am – 3:30 pm:

    • January 22
    • February 19
    • April 23
    • June 18
    • August 20
    • October 15
    • December 10

    To register for a class click here

    For more information call Jana Tomasini at (831) 637-5711 ext. 3385.

    Calendario de Clases de 2022 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

  • Infant Feeding Support Group

    Offering support regardless of feeding method (breastfeeding, formula feeding, pumping)  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 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.