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Childbirth Classes

Andrews Women's Hospital at Baylor Scott & White – Fort Worth

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Empowering you with a supported childbirth and breastfeeding experience

At Andrews Women's Hospital at Baylor Scott & White - Fort Worth, our prenatal classes reflect current practices and are offered in a variety of formats to meet your needs and schedules. We also offer comprehensive breastfeeding education and support.

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Childbirth classes

Online childbirth

This class alternative is for couples who prefer learning in the comfort of their own home and at their own pace or for couples who are on bedrest or who have scheduling conflicts. This interactive program includes videos and illustrations that provides couples with the skills that are essential to an informed childbirth experience.

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Childbirth class (1 day, in-person)

This class focuses on preparation for childbirth, emphasizing the experience of labor and birth and the important role of the support person . A variety of comfort measures are taught and practiced in class, including relaxation and breathing techniques. Special Procedures and epidurals are discussed, as well as an overview of cesarean birth, postpartum, and the newborn. Registration fee includes partner. Masks required and please bring a water bottle.

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Online cesarean

Sometimes a planned cesarean is a necessary surgical birth option for a healthy mom and a healthy baby. Becoming informed and prepared will help you gain understanding and help you make good choices. Learn about what to expect during your hospital stay and how to have a good recovery process when you return home.

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Breastfeeding classes and support groups

In our breastfeeding classes, 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.

Online Breastfeeding Class
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This class alternative is for couples who prefer learning in the comfort of their own home and at their own pace or for couples who are on bedrest or who have scheduling conflicts. This interactive program includes videos and illustrations that provides couples with the skills that are essential to an informed breastfeeding experience.

Breastfeeding Class
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This class for expectant parents focuses on the joys and common concerns of breastfeeding. Information includes the benefits for mothers and babies, initiating feedings, maintaining a milk supply and other practical considerations. Discussion includes combining breastfeeding and working, expression and storage of breast milk, and use of breast pumps. Both expectant parents are encouraged to attend.

Virtual Pumping Class
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The knowledge a mother gains from this class will help her with confidence and without compromising her breastfeeding desires. A board certified lactation consultant will lead this class and it will include a once a week virtual support group session.

Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group
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A new breastfeeding mom faces a variety of challenges when she leaves the hospital. This support group is a virtual place where moms can come to share their experiences and to find solutions from other new moms in a safe, nonjudgmental and fun environment. A board certified lactation consultant will facilitate the discussion.

Rockin’ Mommas on Facebook
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Rockin’ Mommas Facebook page is monitored by a certified lactation consultant and provides online breastfeeding support.

Newborn classes

Infant and child CPR

This non-certification course is designed for new parents, grandparents and caregivers of your infant. Infant CPR and choking, as well as how to baby-proof your house will be provided.

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Newborn care (in-person)

This interactive class is designed to help expectant, new parents, grandparents, or caregivers develop realistic expectations while learning the basics of infant care. Topics will include soothing techniques, guidelines for safe sleep, diapering, car seat safety, feeding, and bathing. Invaluable parenting tips and resources will help build your parenting skills. Registration fee includes partner.

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Online Newborn care

A self-study program is designed to help new parents transition to parenting right in the comfort of their own home This class gives you a wonderful guide to help you learn about the basics of taking care of your new baby.

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Fatherhood Class

Preparing for fatherhood is no easy task. Men want to support their partners and new babies, but often feel lost and unsure about how to do that. This useful, informative, and entertaining class was created for men to help them find their way on this unique journey. With a positive focus on the importance of being involved right from the start, you'll learn how to support your partner through pregnancy and birth, as well as survival tips for those first few sleep-deprived months with a newborn.

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Sibling Class

Growing your family? Help your child become a super sibling! This online sibling preparation class teaches you how to support your child as they grow into their role of big brother or sister. You will learn how to answer tough questions, ways to help your child feel involved, how to reduce jealousy, and more. Plus, to encourage your sibling-to-be, there are fun lessons to do together, complete with kid-friendly video clips, coloring pages, and activities (recommended for ages 3-7).

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Car Seat Education and More

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children and their families around the world. This presentation is intended to expand your understanding of basic vehicle passenger safety, selecting and use of car seats appropriate for a child's size, and vehicular heatstroke awareness. This class is offered in partnership with Cooks Children and Safe Kids of North Texas. This is a virtual class using Zoom Meeting.

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Car Seat Fitting Station

September is National Child Passenger Safety Month: Learning how to use the new car seat is often the last step in preparing for the arrival of a new baby. The Car Seat Fitting Station with Safe Kids North Texas - Fort Worth offers an appointment with a certified technician and provides expectant and new parents with an opportunity to focus on the proper use of a car seat, ensures installation is correct and provides resources and additional information on bringing home baby.

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Safe sitter

Safe Sitter is a course for young teens in grades 6-8 who are ready to learn the skills they need to care for themselves and younger children. This course teaches young teens life and business skills, so they know how to be prepared, be responsible and be considerate whether they are babysitting or doing odd jobs for family, friends or neighbors.

Please note that this support group is not currently offered due to COVID-19.

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