Oceanside – Tri-City Medical Center is now offering a new “Understanding Childbirth” eClass to help prepare parents-to-be. Class participants will prepare a birth plan and learn about the birth process through instructive video clips, animations and interactive games. Once the eClass is completed, participants will have the option to visit Tri-City’s onsite childbirth education class to practice breathing techniques and to get questions answered by a certified childbirth educator.
The easy-to-use online program is perfect for busy parents-to-be, moms on bed rest or those who prefer to learn in the privacy of their home. Participants have up to 45 days to complete the class at their own pace, and can review the modules as many times as they want.
Parents taking the online course will learn:
- What to expect as their due date approaches
- The labor process – the class has several complete birth stories of mothers delivering their babies
- How to create a birth plan
- Breathing and comfort techniques
- Medical procedure options
- What to expect with a newborn
- Postpartum care
“Childbirth classes are an important part of becoming a new parent, but not everyone is able to attend in person,” said Heather Sager, Childbirth Education Manager at Tri-City Medical Center. “We developed this class to better serve all of our parents-to-be across Southern California. Our goal is to make every patient’s pregnancy and birth experience a special and positive memory to cherish forever.”
The “Understanding Childbirth” eClasses will complement Tri-City’s complete perinatal service offerings. In addition to the new eClasses, Tri-City has the first March of Dimes NICU Family Support program in San Diego, the only Level III NICU in North County and a state-of-the-art NICVIEW Camera System, which allows families to see babies in intensive care via mobile web-enabled devices.
Childbirth eClasses are $60 and are payable online by Visa or Mastercard. Interested parents can register for the classes online or by calling 760-940-3102.
About Tri-City Medical Center
Tri-City Medical Center has served its community for more than half a century and is a Gold Seal-approved full service, acute-care hospital with two advanced institutes and over 500 physicians practicing in 60 specialties. Tri-City Medical Center has become the county’s leader in robotic and minimally invasive surgical technologies, including being the exclusive county-wide provider for the Mazor Renaissance Surgical Guidance System for surgical repair of spinal deformities, injuries and rehabilitation. Tri-City Medical Center also has the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in North San Diego County, now with the NICView System, a password-protected webcam system that allows parents and relatives to remotely view their newest family member. Tri-City Medical Center was recognized as an innovator in medical treatments, research, technology and care delivery as well as an anchor of health in the country.
For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, please visit www.tricitymed.org.