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Parent Education Classes & Support Groups

Tri-City Medical Services

Parent Education Classes & Support Groups2018-12-28T18:01:32-08:00
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Tri-City Medical Center hosts numerous classes and groups that help you, as a new parent, prepare for childbirth and provide you with the support you need for when you bring home your baby.

We offer everything from planning for pregnancy and delivery to post-delivery and childhood growth. We also offer ongoing support programs including a breastfeeding support group that meets on a regular basis.

For more information about any of these programs, please call Childbirth Services at 760.940.5784 and get your questions answered. To register for any of these classes or programs, please use our online registration and payment system (if applicable).

Pregnancy & Childbirth Classes

Baby Safe Class

This is an informative class for parents and grandparents on safety practices and procedures, which includes infant CPR. Discussion will cover quick care for emergencies, caring for a sick child and more.

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Baby Care Class

Bringing your baby home for the first time is such a special occasion. We want to help keep the time you will spend caring for your baby at home enjoyable and simple by offering this instructional class to parents and grandparents. Many important baby care topics will be covered, including:

  • Newborn bathing
  • Cord care
  • Diapering
  • Sleeping & eating patterns
  • When to call the pediatrician
  • Taking baby out

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Childbirth Preparation Class | 1-Day or 3-Week Course

Prepare yourself and your partner for the birth of your baby. This class will cover information about hospital procedures including c-sections, active relaxation exercises, breathing techniques, pain relief options and postpartum care. There will be open discussion between you, your partner and the instructor to help ease any concerns or worries and to answer any questions.

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Understanding Childbirth (Online Only)

This online course is designed to prepare parents for the birth of their newborn. You will learn all about the birth process and medical procedures through instructive video clips, animations, and interactive games. You will also get a sense of what labor’s really like as you watch several complete birth stories, and you will even have an opportunity to create your own birth plan!

Please note: this is an online-only class but it includes a 1x follow-up physical class at the end of your on-line class to go over active relaxation, breathing techniques and answering questions about our facility. For further information please call 760.940.3102 and ask to speak with Marissa Allen.

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Maternity Orientation

Find out about having your baby at Tri-City Medical Center at our Maternity Orientation. Expectant moms and their guests are invited to attend. Learn more about the care you will receive during and after childbirth. No charge for this event.

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Orientación de Maternidad

Participe en una de nuestras orientaciónes de maternidad y conozca todos los detalles relacionados con dar a luz en Tri-City Medical Center. Conocerán cuál será la atención que recibirán durante el parto y después de dar a luz y hacer todo tipo de preguntas.

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Breastfeeding Classes & Support

Breastfeeding Support

The breastfeeding support group has valuable information to offer you and is open to all members of our community at no charge. Be sure to bring your questions and concerns, as we are here to help you and your baby be healthy, happy and informed.

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Breastfeeding Your Baby

You will appreciate all the information the breastfeeding class has to offer you. A certified lactation consultant will introduce techniques for success and will provide strategies and ideas on avoiding preventable pitfalls. Many topics will be covered, including:

  • Latching and position
  • Feeding patterns
  • Adequate milk supply
  • Coping with returning to work

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