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New Parent Classes

   

Parenting 101

Classes for expectant & new parents at Metroplex Hospital


Childbirth

Free  - Registration Required. Held in the Women's Center Classroom.

Each multi-session class will cover a wide array of information including the stages of labor, labor breathing techniques, pain management options, cesarean birth, post-partum care, breast feeding, and newborn care. All expectant mothers are encouraged to bring a support buddy to the class (husband, mother, etc. No children, please). You may also want to bring a pillow for comfort while sitting and walking shoes for touring the Labor & Delivery areas. View schedules and register for your class!


Breast Feeding

Free - Registration Required. Held in the Women's Center Classroom.

Studies show that breast feeding is the best start for your baby’s nutritional needs. This two-hour class prepares moms, along with their significant others, who are considering breast feeding their baby. Learn the myths, facts and recommendations about feeding your newborn and caring for yourself during this time. View schedules and register for your class!


Infant CPR

$50 due in advance - Registration Required

This program is designed to teach the core skills of infant CPR and relief of choking in an infant. Developed in coordination with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the course kit contains everything you need to learn about infant CPR and relief of choking. A personal inflatable mini baby CPR-practice manikin, a 22-minute CPR Anytime skills practice DVD, a fold-out quick-reference guide, and a practice phone are available for training. View schedules and register for your class!


Infant Care

Free - Registration Required. Held in the Women's Center Classroom.

This class is geared towards teaching "soon to be" parents the basics of taking care of their newborn-infant-toddler and themselves. Our goal is to give the tools and information needed to provide their infant with a safe environment while providing for all the baby’s needs.  View schedules and register for your class!