Baby Steps - Childbirth Support & Education

We believe every educational step taken adds to your birthing experience. Because we want to help you understand the changes you will undergo, we offer a variety of educational classes for expectant and new mothers.

Childbirth Preparation Series

This four-week series is specially designed to introduce you to the labor process. We recommend enrolling in these classes early in your pregnancy so you may learn about factors that may affect you and your baby during the birthing process.

To better prepare for your pregnancy and delivery, the classes cover topics such as:

•  Planning for a better child birth experience

•  Childbirth options

•  Fetal growth and development

•  Changes to your body and post-partum recovery

•  Breathing and other labor techniques

•  Medications available during delivery

•  Nutrition and exercise

•  Possible medical intervention

•  Cesarean birth

Childbirth Education Series are held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates in 2014:

Monday Evenings

June 2 - June 23

August 4 - August 25

November 3 - November 24

Tuesday Evenings

February 4 - February 25

March 4 - March 25

May 6 - May 27

July 8 - July 29

December 9 - December 30

Wednesday Evenings

October 8 - October 29

Thursday Evenings

January 9 - January 30

April 3 - April 24

September 4 - September 25

 

    

Baby Basics in a Day

This one-day course offers a basic understanding of what to expect during delivery and also serves as an excellent refresher for those who are adding to the family or have attend the four-week series.  Information highlights of the four-week series are presented in this course.

Courses are held on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the following dates in 2014:

•  February 8

•  March 8

•  April 12

•  May 10

•  June 14

•  July 12

•  August 9

•  September 13

•  October 11

•  November 8

•  December 13

Breastfeeding Class

Research shows breastfeeding is important to the health of both the mother and the baby.  At Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, we encourage breastfeeding.  This course will better help you understand the health benefits and explain what to expect while nursing your baby,  it also offers tips on breastfeeding and addresses the most common concerns of women who breastfeed. To learn about class dates and support groups, go to our Breast Feeding Support Page.

Newborn Care Class

You probably have many questions about how to care for your new baby.  The infant care course will teach the basics as well as give you the opportunity to ask more detailed questions about how to nurture your infant.

Courses are held on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on the following dates in 2014:

•  February 15

•  March 15

•  April 19

•  May 17

•  June 21

•  July 19

•  August 16

•  September 20

•  October 18

•  November 15

•  December 20

OB Tours

These tours are offered to give you the opportunity to visit the OB department and have your questions answered about your upcoming birth experience. To sign up for Childbirth Classes or for a hospital tour, please call 775-445-5131 or email womensinfo@carsontahoe.org.