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Online Prepared Childbirth Classes

Childbirth Class

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.

Our online childbirth class will help you:
· Understand pregnancy – what’s happening to your body, discomforts, warning signs, nutrition, exercise, and more
· Learn about labor – preparing for birth, pre-labor signs, onset of labor, 3D animation of labor process, and more
· See how the stages of labor unfold – watch amazing real-life birth stories
· Discover helpful comfort techniques – breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, labor and pushing positions, advice for partners , and more
 
Class Fee: $30.
If you have any questions about this class please call (432) 640-BABY
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*when we receive your payment, you'll be sent a classroom link to the online portal 
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Trimester Information

Baby FeetPlease click below to view the Center for Women & Infants Trimester Information.

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Follow-Through Care

Newborn Follow Through

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, Lactation Specialist / Follow-Through Nurse at (432) 640-BABY or Marla Renfro, RN, BSN, Lactation Specialist / Follow-Through Nurse at (432) 640-BABY.

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Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support

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 Lactation Specialists 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 Lactation Specialists, call (432) 640-BABY.

 

For more information on our Baby Cafe, CLICK HERE.

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