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1301 15th Avenue West
Williston, ND 58801


Childbirth 101 (Lamaze)
Whether you’re a new mom or an experienced mom it is important to have the confidence you need to prepare both physically and emotionally for baby, birth and post partum. When attending a child birth class you’ll be able to connect with other parents-to-be. You have the opportunity to have a registered nurse answer your questions and provide current, researched, evidence based information regarding:

Changes that occur during late pregnancy and the stages of labor.
The important role that pain plays during labor and a variety of both non-medical and medical strategies for managing it.

How your partner can be an important source of support through your labor and birth
Classes are instructed by a Registered Nurse and are overseen by a Lamaze Certified Child Birth Educator (LCCE).
Lamaze books are available to purchase for $5.00.

Baby Basics
This class is designed to answer questions and ease concerns regarding the "how to's" of caring for a newborn. The class covers nurturing, feeding, bathing, cord care, sleeping habits, and the parent's changing world. This class is held one time per month and classes are instructed by a Registered Nurse.

Car Seat Education
This class is designed to help parents / grandparents keep their "Precious Cargo" safe by understanding the importance of proper car seat use.  This class is held once per month and is instructed by a Child Passenger Safety Instructor.   Please use this opportunity to ensure you have your car seat ready to go before you need it.

Please bring the instruction manuals for your car seat and your vehicle owners manual.  If you have not purchased a car seat please still bring the vehicle owners manual

Breastfeeding is a 2½ hour class to help parents make an informed decision about breastfeeding. This session is designed to provide the information and support to make the feeding relationship between parent and baby successful. Topics include: physical and emotional preparation, getting started, common questions and solutions, family adjustments, nutrition, and working while breastfeeding.

Bringing Baby Home Program
Bringing Baby Home Program is held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, excluding holidays.  The hours are from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. There is no cost or appointment needed to bring your child to the program, just walk in. 

The Bringing Baby Home Program is for newborns and infants up to 4 months of age. A nurse will weigh and measure your son or daughter and answer any infant questions you may have.  A Board Certified Lactation Consultant will also be available to assist moms with any breastfeeding concerns or questions.

This program is a great opportunity to meet and network with other parents in the area.
Bringing Baby Home Program is currently being held at the New Birth Place at Mercy on the 2nd floor.

COST OF CLASS IS $10, includes materials/handouts for class.  Cost is payable by cash or check at the door.

Breastfeeding Resource
Mercy Medical Center:
Barb Overland, Board Certified Lactation Consultant 
W-701-774-7400 (ask for OB unit) H-701-774-1265

Upper Missouri District Health Unit:
Liz Bustad, Board Certified Lactation Consultant
W-701-774-6412; H-701-572-7499 C-701-570-2857

Lorri Slocum, Lactation Counselor W-701-774-6411
La Leche League Group
econd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm and available for support at other times throughout the month.  Contact Crysta Parkinson at 570-7021 or
Breast Pump Rental and Supply:
MedQuest 701-774-7438
Medela 701-774-1265


Williston Community Library Resources:
Videos: Breastfeeding for working mothers by Injoy
Book: Nursing Mother Working Mother by Karen Pryor
Additional Resources

Child Development:
Right Track Program: 701-774-4625 or 1-800-231-7724

Injury Prevention:
Care passenger technicians: UMDHU 774-6400 or Community Action 701-572-8191
Car seat recalls
North Dakota Poison Center
Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Postpartum Depression:
National Postpartum Depression Hotline 1-800-PPD-MOMS (1-800-773-6667) Postpartum Support International 1-800-944-4773

Tobacco Prevention and Control:
North Dakota Quitline 1-800-QUIT-MOW (1-800-784-8669) North Dakota QuitNet UMDHU tobacco resources 701-774-6400

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 1-303-839-1852

Water Testing:
Astro Chem Service, Inc 4102 Second Ave W, Williston, ND 701-572-7344

Regional Agencies:
Community Action 701-572-8191
Northwest Human Service Center 701-774-4600

Social Services:
Divide County 701-965-6521
McKenzie County 701-444-3661
Mountrail County 701-628-2924
Williams County-701-774-6300

Upper Missouri District Health Unit:

Divide County 701-965-6813
McKenzie County 701-444-3449
Mountrail County 701-628-2951
Williams County 701-774-6400
Services: WIC/nutritional services, injury prevention, lactation consultation, family planning, Health Track screening, immunizations.
Other Websites:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mercy Medical Center
North Dakota Department of Health
Parenting the First Year Newsletter
Pregnancy and Infant Information
Upper Missouri District Health Unit

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