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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center is offering two types of free classes for expecting parents in 2023: Childbirth Class and Breastfeeding Basics. Classes will be held in the hospital’s second-floor conference rooms, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida and take place throughout the year.

In childbirth class, class instructors will provide information about childbirth, comfort measures, interventions and breastfeeding, with time for a Q&A session. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. The first childbirth class takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14.

In the breastfeeding basics class, certified lactation consultants (CLC) will teach the class, with the first class taking place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14. Light snacks are provided. Participants are welcome to bring lunch or eat in the hospital’s café.

To register for the first or any upcoming class, visit or call the Family Birthing Center at (719) 530-2277.