Prepared Childbirth (PCB)

Cost: $60

This 6 hour class assists the expectant mother and her support person in preparing physically and emotionally for the childbirth experience. The class covers what to expect during labor and delivery, as well as techniques to help cope effectively. A tour of the Women's Center and what can be expected here at MCA is also a part of this class. You will have an hour lunch break and you will be on your own for lunch.

Class meets on the first 3 Saturdays of each month from 10:30am - 5:30pm.

Infant Care (IC)

Cost: $25 or free with Prepared Child Birth

This 2 hour class is designed for the mom and coach interested in learning to care for the newborn. Topics covered range from bathing to buying suitable baby equipment and general safety considerations for infants and young children.

Class meets on the first 3 Mondays of each month from 6:30m - 8:30pm.

Breastfeeding Class

Cost: $25 or free with Prepared Child Birth

This two hour class covers information to allow for a successful breastfeeding experience. Topics include preparation for nursing, how to get started, available resources, how to express and store milk, and other helpful hints. Fathers or coaches are welcome to come learn how to contribute and offer support.

Class meets on the first 3 Wednesdays of each month from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Sibling Class

Cost: $10 for 1 child or $15 for 2 or more

This hour class helps prepare youngsters for a new brother or sister with discussions and activities. A tour helps siblings become familiar wit the hospital setting and feel a part of the birth experience. This class is designed for ages 3 and up, although those 10 and up may benefit more from the Infant Care/safety Class.

Class meets on the last Saturday of each month from 10:00am - 11:30am.

To register for a class please call (817) 472-4787, or email MCOA.Childbirthclass@hcahealthcare.com