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:

Tuesday Evenings

December 9 - December 30

Childbirth Education Series are held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates in 2015:

Monday Evenings

April 6 - April 27

August 3 - August 24

November 2 - November 23

Tuesday Evenings

January 6 - January 27

March 3 - March 24

May 5 - May 26

July 7 - July 28

October 6 - October 27

December 8 - December 29

Thursday Evenings

February 5 - February 26

June 4 - June 25

September 3 - September 24

    

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 2015:

•  January 10

•  February 7

•  March 14

•  April 11

•  May 9

•  June 13

•  July 11

•  August 15

•  September 12

•  October 17

•  November 14

•  December 12

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 2015:

•  January 17

•  February 21

•  March 21

•  April 18

•  May 16

•  June 20

•  July 18

•  August 22

•  September 19

•  October 24

•  November 21

•  December 19

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.

 

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