Comprehensive parenting classes prepare you for your new addition

At Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney, our parent education classes are inclusive and comprehensive.

No matter your birth philosophy, we have a parenting class to meet your needs!

Our class material reflects current practice and is offered in a variety of formats, so you can choose what will work best for your schedule and personal interests.

Maternity tour

This interactive tour provides the expectant couple an opportunity to become familiar with labor and delivery, as well as the postpartum and nursery units.

All questions are welcomed.

Register for an upcoming tour

Childbirth classes

In our childbirth classes, couples will learn everything they need to know to have the informed birth they desire.

  • One-day childbirth class

    This class focuses on preparation for childbirth, emphasizing the experience of labor and birth and the important role of the dad/ partner.

    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.

    Class includes maternity tour. Registration fee includes partner.

    Register for a one-day childbirth class

  • Three-day childbirth class

    This class focuses on preparation for childbirth, emphasizing the experience of labor and birth and the important role of the dad/ partner.

    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.

    Class includes maternity tour. Registration fee includes partner.

    Register for a three-day childbirth class

  • Childbirth class (online)

    This class alternative is for parents who cannot attend a conventional childbirth class due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts, or time constraints. This interactive, web-based program includes animated illustrations, videos, and interactive games. The class is perfect to refresh parents that have already experienced childbirth. The validation code needed to begin the class will be e-mailed to you two to five business days after registration.

    Register for an online childbirth class

  • Cesarean birth class (online)

    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.

    Register for an online cesarean class

Breastfeeding classes

This online class is designed for those who prefer learning in the comfort of their own home and at their own pace. This interactive program includes videos and illustrations, and provides parents with the skills that are essential to a positive breastfeeding experience. The validation code needed to begin the class will be e-mailed to you two to five business days after registration..

Register for an online breastfeeding class

Newborn classes

  • Newborn care

    This interactive class is designed to help new parents 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.

    Register for a newborn care class

  • Infant and child CPR

    This non-certification class is designed specifically for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of infants and children.

    Our essential hands-on practice class provides the skills and confidence to turn a life-threatening situation into a lifesaving one. Come gain the confidence, skills, and knowledge to save a child’s life.

    This class is not booked by couple. Each person must register individually for a space in this class.

    Register for a CPR class

  • 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.

    Register for a fatherhood class