When you need smart, current information for your life stage or condition, PAMF can help. Our Health Education division offers interactive classes led by medical experts who clearly and compassionately share the latest news you need.
In addition, PAMF support groups provide emotional encouragement and guidance from others in similar situations. We host many different groups, including new parents and women dealing with breast cancer.
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Pregnancy is an exciting time, full of physical and emotional changes. If you’re expecting a baby, you and your partner may have questions about these transformations as well as the upcoming birth. Being well-informed and prepared will give you the confidence to create a calmer and more satisfying pregnancy, labor and birth.
We offer Childbirth Preparation Classes and Prenatal Yoga at different times and in various formats so you can choose what best fits your schedule and goals. See our class listings for options near you.
Postpartum and Breastfeeding
Your ability to keep yourself healthy — body, mind and spirit — is essential to the well-being of your growing family. Our postpartum classes and support groups can help you gain the skills you need to feel confident and to smoothly transition into parenthood.
In addition, in-person and online breastfeeding classes will teach you strategies to get breastfeeding off to a solid start. Lactation consultants can help with the mechanics of breastfeeding, breastfeeding problems and return-to-work issues. They can also help you interpret the baby’s signals and reconcile conflicting information on baby care and breastfeeding.
PAMF offers a variety of classes to help expectant couples prepare for and feel more confident about parenthood. Baby care classes help you know what to expect in those first weeks. Baby Basics and CPR/Safety classes cover topics ranging from hands-on practices to buying safe nursery and home equipment.
PAMF Nutrition also offers extensive advice and articles for parents of growing kids.
Research shows that mindfulness techniques can help alleviate anxiety, stress and depression. The core PAMF class is the eight-session Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class, held in Fremont, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Santa Cruz. An orientation session is held a week or so before the beginning of the next class if you would like to learn more before joining.
We also offer Teen and Preteen Yoga and Mindfulness Classes in Palo Alto.
To age gracefully, you need more than just a healthy body. At PAMF, our Senior Health staff focus on improving your overall quality of life — physical, mental, emotional and social. We work closely with families, other doctors and retirement centers to bring you the best health information and supportive resources for navigating the aging process.
Our classes and support groups can help improve your happiness, avoid falls and cope with the challenges that come with this life stage. Find a class near you.