Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Pregnancy to Parenting | Rice Memorial Hospital

Event Description

A childbirth education series designed by Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital staff to give you variety of learning experiences in preparation for your child birth experience.


  • $50 for the complete Pregnancy to Parenting Series — includes three classes, gift of Motherhood booklet, and a Breastfeeding booklet.
  • $25 for the Express Series — includes one class, and either the gift of Motherhood booklet or the Breastfeeding booklet.

Class 1: All About Newborns - January 7, 2020 (CANCELED)

  • Newborn appearance and health concerns with a local pediatrician
  • Car seat safety
  • Baby dental health & early learning opportunities
  • Infant attachment

Class 2: Breastfeeding - January 14, 2020 (CANCELED)

  • Benefits of breastfeeding
  • How to breastfeed
  • Breastfeeding after you return to work
  • Common concerns

Class 3: Preparing for Delivery - January 21, 2020

  • When to go to the hospital
  • Medication used during delivery
  • Comfort techniques
  • Tour of Women & Children’s Care unit and Birthing Suites at Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital
Upcoming Dates
  • No upcoming dates available.


Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital

301 Becker Ave. SW

Lakeland Auditorium

Willmar, MN 56201

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