The Family Maternity Center at West Valley Medical Center is passionate about helping Canyon County's expecting parents prepare for childbirth. Our birthing center offers childbirth classes, breastfeeding classes and tours of the hospital’s maternity center.

*Please note - all tours and classes are currently being held online for the safety of our patients. Once you register, our instructor will reach out to you with further information about engaging in classes from the comfort of your home.

To register for a childbirth tour or maternity class, please register online or call (208) 455-6565. Classes are free to those delivering at West Valley Medical Center.

Childbirth tour

We understand that you are more comfortable in familiar surroundings. That is why we offer childbirth tours of our Family Maternity Center. A maternity tour of our birthing center at West Valley helps the whole family become acclimated with the maternity center environment.

When: Tours are held the second Tuesday (5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and the second Saturday (3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) of the month

Location: Indian Creek Room (We are currently offering tours as a virtual component of the Childbirth preparation class online)

Prepare for your special day and experience the comfortable environment of our Family Maternity Center.

  • Tour our new family suites designed for bonding and comfort
  • Meet our highly trained staff
  • Learn about pre-registration
  • Enjoy refreshments
  • Meet other expecting mothers

 Register for a Family Maternity Center tour

Maternity classes

West Valley Medical Center offers a comprehensive education program for expectant families. We strive to provide you with all the information you need before labor and delivery, as well as prepare you for the adventure of parenthood before you go home.

All classes are free if you have pre-registered to deliver your baby at West Valley Medical Center.

Childbirth preparation class

Cost: Free to mothers delivering at West Valley

When: Second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Indian Creek Room (This class is currently being held virtually)

Be fully informed on what to expect when your special day arrives and have all your questions answered for a memorable birthing experience. This childbirth class should be completed at least three weeks prior to your due date and support companions are encouraged to attend. The class is taught by an experienced Family Maternity Center registered nurse.

In this class, you’ll learn about:

  • In-depth review of labor and delivery process
  • Relaxation and coping techniques
  • Birth and pain management options
  • Cesarean (C-section) delivery information
  • Newborn FAQ

Call (208) 455-6565 to register

Register for childbirth classes online

Breastfeeding 101 class

Cost: Free to mothers delivering at West Valley

When: Second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Indian Creek Room (This class is currently being held virtually)

Our breastfeeding class helps new mothers get off to a successful start breastfeeding their newborns. Support companions are encouraged to attend with expectant mothers. An internationally certified lactation consultant teaches the breastfeeding class, and we recommend taking this class during the last three months of pregnancy.

In this class, you'll learn about:

  • The many benefits of breastfeeding
  • Good latch vs. poor latch
  • Signs of a well-fed baby
  • Pumping basics
  • Successful breastfeeding tips for the working mom.

Call (208) 455-6565 to register

Register for breastfeeding classes online