Prepared Childbirth Class

Cost: $125 for two

This 1-day or 3-week-series class was designed to help first-time mothers navigate their hospital birth experience. Topics include: Signs and symptoms of labor, phases and stages of labor, comfort measures for labor, questions to ask during a hospital tour, medically necessary reasons for induction, avoiding unnecessary interventions, cesarean section, epidural anesthesia and a brief overview of breastfeeding, postpartum and the 4th trimester.

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Unmedicated Prepared Childbirth Class

Cost: $125 for two

This 1-day or 4-week-series class was designed and created by an experienced Lamaze childbirth educator who believes that birth is normal, natural and healthy. Couples will be prepared for a low intervention, unmedicated, natural birth in a hospital setting after attending this class. Topics include: Signs and symptoms of labor, phases and stages of labor, comfort measures for labor, questions to ask during a hospital tour, medically necessary reasons for induction, avoiding unnecessary intervention, cesarean sections, anesthesia, a brief overview of breastfeeding, breathing and relaxation techniques and visualization, postpartum and the 4th trimester.

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eLearning Parent Education

Cost: $125 for two

We recognize that life is busy. Balancing work schedules, home life and parent education classes can be difficult. We are pleased to offer an alternative to our traditional classroom education offerings. eLearning can be taken as a refresher class for the experienced parent or as a preparation class for first-time parents. Through eLearning, you can pace yourself and learn when it is convenient to your schedule. Whether it's at home in a comfortable chair on a Sunday afternoon or in the middle of the night when you can't sleep, our eLearning classroom is always open!

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Prepared to Push Class

Cost: $45 for two

This two-and-a-half-hour class is specially designed in addition to your childbirth class to provide added tools and focus to help you through a vaginal birth or VBAC delivery. We will assist you in using relaxation technique, pressure points, massage techniques and breathing designed for all stages of labor, pushing and delivery. Learn to identify signs of fetal malposition, prodromal labor and productive pushing options. Find ways to create a calm environment to insure hormonal abundance, release of endorphins and connect with your partner. We recommend taking the class in your third trimester following prepared childbirth class or as a childbirth refresher.

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Baby Care Basics

Cost: $45 for two

This class is designed to prepare you to care for your newborn. Class includes first day of life expectations, newborn appearance, comforting baby, diapering, bathing and skin care, healthy sleep, circumcision, feeding options and common newborn procedures. This class is beneficial for all first-time parents.

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Breastfeeding Class

Cost: $50 for two

The two most important factors in successfully meeting your breastfeeding goals are knowledge and commitment. In this class we will discuss what to expect when parenting a breastfed infant, how to prepare to breastfeed, pitfalls and "booby traps" to avoid and where to go for support and help along the way. We will use videos, handouts and dialogue to teach how to set your family up for breastfeeding success, normal newborn behavior, safe sleep and how to correct common problems in the early days.

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Pumping for Your NICU Baby

Cost: No charge

The benefits of breast milk are vast and even more important for your NICU baby. We want to help you be successful with feeding your baby your pumped breast milk. Our breast pumping class will provide you with the knowledge and skills to establish a pump schedule, assemble and clean the breast pump, store milk and feed pumped breast milk. Due to the sensitive and delicate nature of our NICU patients, a tour will not be included and children are not permitted to join you in class.

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Rocking Dads

Cost: $50

The Rocking Dads class was designed by a dad for dads. Brian Salmon is a doula, birth mentor, lactation counselor and labor assistant. With the right forum and guidance, you can learn all you need to know to be a rock star dad in your own right! In the Rocking Dads class, you will learn how to support with knowledge and confidence. The journey will take you through relationship, communication, how to make a birth plan, early labor, non-medical interventions, medical interventions, labor and delivery, C-section, breastfeeding and more from the perspective of a partner!

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Family Education Classes at Medical City Dallas

Sibling Class I

Cost: $20 per child

This course includes topics like how to be a good brother or sister, newborn needs and sharing. Join us as we learn age-appropriate concepts with some seriously silly presentations to help younger children prepare for their new sibling. This class is suitable for ages 3-6. Class includes a tour of the maternity unit. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Sibling Class II

Cost: $20 per child

Ahoy! What do a pirate, a parrot and a baby have in common? They are all part of our Sibling II class. Join us as we prepare your lassie or buccaneer for their new sibling! This course is for the older sibling, suitable for ages 6 and up. Class includes a tour of the maternity unit. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Grandparent Class

Cost: $45 for two

Find out how wonderful grandparenting can be, as well as tips to help you prepare for your new grandchild. We'll discuss age-appropriate play, developmental milestones, home, car and sleep safety and much more!

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Little Bit Yoga

Cost: $5 or free to Groupon or Living Social coupon customers

Little Bit Yoga is a great opportunity for new moms to bond with their babies and other mothers. The class teaches basic yoga poses that focus on strength and relaxation. Babies are included as participants and observers. You'll love to see them socialize! Please join us for an always entertaining and often unpredictable yoga experience. Laughing and crying is expected. It's never too early for baby's first Namaste!

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Baby Bump Yoga

Cost: $5 or free to Groupon or Living Social coupon customers

Prenatal yoga is an opportunity to relax your mind, strengthen your body and prepare for childbirth. Relaxation and breathing exercises will allow you to connect with your body's innate wisdom. Gentle stretching poses prepare you for labor while strengthening poses provide necessary stamina. Yoga may help alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy by improving circulation, strengthening pelvic muscles and increasing overall comfort. A safe and open atmosphere encourages discussion of any concerns, as well the exciting changes of pregnancy.

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AHA Friends and Family CPR

Cost: $40 per person

What would you do if your child or a loved one began to choke or stop breathing? Come learn the lifesaving skills needed in these kinds of emergencies. You will receive instruction based on the American Heart Association guidelines covering CPR with AED and choking for adults, children, and infants. This class is for those who want to learn CPR but do not need to be certified to meet a job requirement. Ideal for new parents, grandparents, babysitters and anyone interested in learning how to save a life.

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