Scripps Programs & Services

Scripps offers a wide variety of childbirth classes, family education and support programs to guide you from pregnancy through your baby’s birth and parenting.  Classes are held at varying dates and times around the county.

Please call 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777) for information and registration.

And Baby Makes Four… Or More

This class for 3 to 6 year old children and their parents, helps the entire family get ready for the new baby.  Special stories and a safety discussion focuses on the child’s new role.

For more information regarding classes and registration, please call 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777)

Refresher Childbirth Class

review for parents who have previously taken a childbirth course.  Labor, birth, breathing practice and updates about medications and hospital procedures are included.

For more information regarding classes and registration, please call 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777)

Grandparenting Today

Come Celebrate Your New Role!
Grandparents are a link between generations.
This class will provide information to help parents transition to grandparents.

Topics discussed include:
Changes in childbirth over the last few decades
Changes in infant care
Communication bewteen parents and grandparents
Role of grandparents in child’s life
Safety issues
Ways to bond with your grandchild

$25 per person or $30/couple

For more information regarding classes and registration, please call 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777)

Mommy & Me Yoga

Mommy and Me Yoga will nurture you and your baby.  The class will increase your sensitivity to your baby and physical, emotional and wellness needs.  In addition, uplift your spirit, learn healing breathing exercises, balancing, and strengthening postures, medication, and therapeutic touch.  The atmosphere will support you in meeting other moms and babies where in the wonderful journey of parenting can be shared.  Bring a yoga mat and a blanket for your baby to lie on.

Instructor:    Lauren Donovan – 858-755-7500
Date/Time:  Calls for Dates and Times – 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777)
Location:     Scripps Shiley Center
Cost:          $10/class

Prenatal Yoga & Aquatics

A safe and effective workout for women who are more than twelve weeks pregnant that want to stay active and fit during pregnancy.  Medical clearance and preregistration is required.

Both classes are held at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, Shiley Sports and Health Center. The cost is $15/class or $70/month.  To register, call the Fitness Center at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine at 858-554-4775.

Postpartum Support

Are you feeling overwhelmed?  Are you having a difficult time adjusting to motherhood?  Are you frustrated with your sleeping or eating patterns (insomnia, lack of appetite, etc)?  Are you feeling anxious, weepy , or irritable?   Join us at this professionally led group and share your concerns and questions in a supportive environment.

Date/Time:  Thursdays at 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location:     Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
To register call -1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777)

Hospital Orientation for Expectant Parents

Registration is required. Call 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777)

Breastfeeding Help and Support

A Scripps Health Lactation Educator or Consultant is available to offer practical suggestions and individualized breastfeeding instruction. Bring your baby and join other mothers for an informal discussion of your breastfeeding concerns. No preregistration is needed and there is no charge.  A selection of breast pumps, bras, and accessories are available for you to pruchase or rent during any of our support groups throughout the county.

Lactation Helpline call 619-260-7098, or visit

Mother’s Boutique

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla “Mother’s Boutique”
    Store hours are Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Saturday 12–4 p.m.
    For more information call 858-626-4538.
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas “Nursing Nook”
    Store hours are open daily, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    For more information call 760-633-7850.



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