NOTICE: As you are likely aware, coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has been identified in Northern California, and we are experiencing a heavy flu season. PAMF is dedicated to helping keep our patients, staff and community safe. In order to do this, we have suspended all in-person health education events until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will share updated event details once available. For expectant families, view our online offerings.
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 is an exciting time, full of physical and emotional changes. When you’re expecting a baby, you and your partner may have questions about these transformations as well as the upcoming birth and postpartum period. Being well-informed and prepared will give you the confidence to create a calmer and more satisfying pregnancy, labor and birth.
PAMF offers a variety of classes to help expectant couples prepare for and feel more confident about pregnancy and parenthood.
- 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.
- 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-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.
- Baby care classes help you know what to expect in those first weeks after baby's arrival. Baby Basics and CPR/Safety classes cover topics ranging from hands-on practices to buying safe nursery and home equipment.
Research shows that mindfulness techniques can help alleviate anxiety, stress and depression. PAMF has a variety of mindfulness offerings, including our core eight-week, formal Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) series, as well as Mindful Eating and Mind Body Stress Management classes. For those interested in MBSR, a free orientation session is held a week or so before the beginning of the next class if you would like to learn more before joining.
Being a young person comes with its own unique stressors, so PAMF offers developmentally appropriate and tailored classes to address these challenges. These include the three-week CALM (Cultivating Awareness to Live Mindfully) classes for middle schoolers and high schoolers and our Free Drop-In Teen Yoga offered every Tuesday during the school year.
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.