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