Prenatal Care

Photo of woman expecting a baby Depend on Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) for personalized prenatal care during your pregnancy. Feel more confident and know what to expect during your birthing experience by taking OMC's childbirth classes.

Benefits of Education During Pregnancy

Get answers to your questions before you deliver your baby. Look to OMC's primary care providers and prenatal educators to:

  • Develop a trusting relationship with you and provide guidance during pregnancy and the birthing process
  • Encourage a healthy level of attachment between you and your baby
  • Increase your knowledge to help you make informed decisions during pregnancy, birth, and beyond
  • Help siblings prepare for the arrival of their new brother or sister

Our Prenatal & Family Educators

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Amy S. Fry, BFA, CD (DONA), ICCE, CLC, Prenatal Education Coordinator

Amy received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Teacher Certification from the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater in 1986. After teaching art in the schools for 15 years, she became a DONA certified Doula in 2001, and an ICEA certified Childbirth Educator in 2005. Amy has taught various prenatal classes at OMC since 2002 and accepted the position of Prenatal & Family Education Coordinator in June of 2007. Since then, she has implemented the Perinatal Fitness class into the prenatal class program and recently received her CLC Lactation Counselor certification.

Juanita Bateman BS, LCCE ,CLC, CPST, Prenatal Educator

Juanita received her Bachelor of Science from Texas Christian University. She worked as a Health Educator for Pima County WIC in Tucson, AZ for 2 years. She moved to Minnesota in 2008 and worked as a Web content producer for Mayo Clinic for 2 years. In 2010, she started teaching prenatal classes at OMC and became a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Member of Lamaze International in 2012. She’s also a Certified Lactation Counselor.

Janine Kellogg, BS, CLEC, LCCE, Prenatal Educator

Janine received her bachelor's degree in Social Work from Augsburg University. She is a DONA trained Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula and actively serves the Rochester area. She is also a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor and a trained Lamaze Childbirth Educator. She serves on the board of the Southeast Minnesota Childbirth Network and the PAiiR/ECFE Parent Advisory Council. She has been in birth work since 2014 and began teaching at OMC in 2018.

Amanda Steele MPH, BAS, LCCE, Prenatal Educator

Amanda received her Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Health Education at the University of Minnesota - Duluth. She has worked in the field of women’s health for several years and joined OMC in 2011. She is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Doulas of North America (DONA)-trained birth doula.

Amanda is an active community volunteer with the Olmsted County Breastfeeding Coalition, Olmsted County Maternal/Child and Family Health Partnership, and the Southeast Minnesota Childbirth Network.

BirthCenter Classes

NOTICE: Prenatal classes are now open for May registrations. Register online here.

Select from a variety of OMC BirthCenter classes that support and prepare you for pregnancy, labor, postpartum care, breastfeeding, and early parenting. You can bring a partner, friend, or family member to class to serve as your support person. You can register online for pregnancy and childbirth classes.

Pregnancy Library

Take advantage of OMC's prenatal education library when you're not able to attend class. Call 507.529.6759 to set up a time to view or borrow videos on about pregnancy, birth, and newborn care. Choose from English- and Spanish-language versions.

Tours of the BirthCenter

As you get ready for your birth, learning more about the BirthCenter can ease any stress and anxiety to the unknown. You can tour the BirthCenter during a class or make an appointment. During your visit, you will:

  • get information about the BirthCenter
  • see many parts of the BirthCenter
  • hear what to expect when you first arrive
  • learn options available to you during your stay

Take a Virtual Tour of OMC's BirthCenter

Car Seat Safety Checks

COVID Notice: currently all car seat inspections have been cancelled.

If you would like your car seat inspected by a certified passenger safety technician (CPST), call Prenatal and Family Education at 507.529.6759. Inspections are by appointment only, and are strongly encouraged before the birth of your baby. Car seat inspections are strongly encouraged before the 38th week of pregnancy. Before your car seat inspection, please utilize your car seat and vehicle manuals to install your seat to the best of your abilities.

Founders Room Map

Here is a map to the Founders Room located at the hospital.

Founders room map


Call Prenatal and Family Education at 507.529.6759 for more information.