Classes for Happier Birthdays

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth fully supports ongoing care by offering a wide range of educational classes and seminars. To register, call our prenatal registration line at 1.866.683.3627. Leave your name, due date, class that you are interested in, and two phone numbers at which you can be reached. You will be contacted within 72 hours to complete your registration!

Prepared Childbirth

Prepares you for a joyous birth experience as you learn to care for your new arrival. It’s designed to help you and your coach prepare for the third trimester of pregnancy, the labor and delivery process and the time immediately after delivery. You will learn all about normal changes your body may go through in the third trimester of pregnancy, fetal growth and development, stages of labor, relaxation and breathing techniques, vaginal and cesarean deliveries, anesthesia options, postpartum care and normal newborn care. It is important that you register for the Prepared Childbirth class by your fifth month of pregnancy. Class is limited to 10 couples.

When:

Select Tuesday & Wednesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. or select Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cost:

Free to those who choose to deliver at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth

Baby Care

Having a new baby is a great experience. Learn all the basics about taking care of your new newborn: umbilical cord and circumcision care, changing diapers, swaddling, bathing, best sleeping positions, recognizing signs of illness and more. It is important that you register for the Baby Care Class by your 5th month of pregnancy. Class is limited to 10 couples.

Cost:

Free to those who choose to deliver at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is proven to be beneficial for babies and moms alike. This class offers information and techniques to help you successfully breastfeed and bond with your new baby. In addition, we’ll discuss solving problems involved with breastfeeding, returning to work and weaning your child. It is important that you register for the Breastfeeding Class by your fifth month of pregnancy.
Class is limited to 10 couples.

Cost:

Free to those who choose to deliver at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth

Infant and Child CPR

Would you know what to do if your child or family member stopped breathing or started choking? The American Heart Association family and friends 2-hour CPR course teaches infant, child and adult CPR. This class provides an opportunity for hands-on experience in the event of a medical emergency. Class is limited to 8 people.

Cost:

$8 per person

Sibling Class

Are your children ready for a new sibling? This course will help them adjust to their new brother or sister’s arrival. Children will practice holding, diapering and feeding baby dolls followed by a tour of the maternity-newborn area. Children will also design a t-shirt for their new baby. Class is limited to 8 children.

Cost:

Free to those who choose to deliver at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth

To register, call our prenatal registration line at 1-866-683-3627.