Online Prepared Childbirth Classes
Our online childbirth class is ideal for those expectant parents who can’t attend an on-site childbirth class due to work schedules, time constraints, or medical conditions.
The eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities, and games to teach all the essential information parents need to know to prepare for their birth.
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Hands-on Childbirth Classes
We know that preparing for a baby can be overwhelming. That’s why the Center for Women & Infants is now offering hands-on childbirth classes. Taught by Registered Nurses, these classes will explore common questions new mothers have like breathing techniques, newborn care and breastfeeding.
Breathing, relaxation, and comfort techniques
Tuesday, May 16 (7:00pm – 9:00pm), July 18, September 12, November 7
Newborn Care – Bathing, diapering, car seat use/installation and CPR
Thursday, May 18 (7:00pm – 9:00pm), July 20, September 14, November 9
Breastfeeding – positioning and skin to skin contact
Tuesday, May 23 (7:00pm – 9:00pm), July 25, September 19, November 14
For a $30 fee you can attend all three classes. Are you enrolled in our online childbirth class? If so, the classes are free! Pre-registration is required. Please call 432-640-6000 for more information and to resister for the Hands-on Childbirth Classes.
The Center for Women & Infants offers a Newborn Follow-Through program free of charge to new parents. On the day of your discharge you baby’s nurse will schedule you Newborn Follow-through visit, which usually takes place 2-5 days after discharge from the hospital. One of our two Lactation Consultant/Newborn Follow-through Nurses will conduct a general assessment, weight check, and bilirubin check of your baby. Follow-through visits provide the perfect opportunity to discuss any breastfeeding concerns you may have. Any abnormal findings will be reported to your pediatrician for further assessment.
For more information, call Candy Powell, RN, BSN, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant / Follow-Through Nurse at (432) 640-BABY or Marla Renfro, RN, BSN, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant / Follow-Through Nurse at (432) 640-BABY.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has designated MCH as a Texas Ten Step Hospital. This means we are well prepared to support and assist mothers who choose to breastfeed. Two International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are available to provide complimentary breastfeeding consultations before, during and after your hospital stay.
To view the “10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding” webpage, CLICK HERE.
Telephone consultations are also available Monday through Friday, between 8 am and 6 pm. To schedule an appointment with one of our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, call (432) 640-BABY.
For more information on our Baby Cafe, CLICK HERE.