Expectant Parent Education Classes

Babies may not come with instruction books, but it’s good to know there’s plenty of help available as you learn about your new baby. Our free classes are led by trained professional staff who use seminars, class discussions, slides and video to help new parents get the skills they need to get started, and to help veteran parents brush up. Maury Regional Medical Center offers expectant parent classes all year long. A schedule of classes is listed below. All classes are free. Seating is limited, so registration is required. Online registration is available. If you prefer to print the form, you'll need Adobe Reader, a free program available here.

Understanding Birth

This six-hour class provides comprehensive information for expectant parents with topics that include:

  • Stages of labor
  • Comfort techniques
  • Delivery process
  • Pain management
  • Physical and emotional changes following delivery
  • Basic breastfeeding information

Classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. A free meal ticket for lunch will be provided and a tour of our women's floor is given at the conclusion of the class from 3-3:30 pm.

To view the schedule and register, click here.

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Newborn Care

This class discusses the essentials of caring for your new baby with topics that include:

  • Appearance and bathing
  • Crying and comfort techniques
  • Diapering and feeding
  • Health and safety
  • Sleeping

Classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

To view the schedule and register, click here.

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Breastfeeding

This class provides new parents the answers to common questions related to breastfeeding. The class is taught by a certified lactation consultant. Weekday classes are held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday classes are held from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Class topics include:

    • Benefits of breastfeeding
    • Breast milk composition
    • Beginning breastfeeding techniques
    • Promoting breast milk supply   
    • Techniques for pumping and proper storage of breast milk

To view the schedule and register, click here.

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Boot Camp for New Dads®

"Lessons from the Front Lines" is a video-based program that introduces the magic and challenge of first-time fatherhood. The video and accompanying curriculum is a compilation of veteran dad comments and best advice taught from a male perspective. Key topics include:

  • Our own fathers: Our role models
  • What kind of father do you want to be?
  • Challenges new moms present and how to support her
  • Forming a new family and teamwork
  • Protector: Natural role for dad
  • Stand your ground: this is your child
  • Taking care of your baby
  • Trouble-shooters guide to crying babies
  • Birth and bonding
  • Patience
  • Parting advice from veteran dads

Classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

To view the schedule and register, click here.

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Safe Sitter®

This six and one-half hour class is designed for busy schedules and is recommended for adolescents ages 11 years and older. Topics include:

  • Babysitting as a business
  • Success on the job
  • Child care essentials
  • Caring for a choking infant or child
  • Injury management
  • Preventing problem behavior
  • Safety for the sitter
  • Care for the choking infant/child
  • Infant and child CPR

Classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 3:30 pm. Lunch will be provided.

To view the schedule and register, click here.

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Infant CPR

Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) instructs new parents, grandparents or caregivers in the basics of CPR. An interactive kit will be used to teach techniques to use when an infant stops breathing, their heart stops beating or if an infant is choking. The class is taught by an American Heart Association (AHA) certified instructor and follows AHA guidelines. The CPR kit is yours to keep at the completion of the class. (You may attend the class after your baby is born.) Classes are held on Saturdays from noon until 2 p.m.

To view the schedule and register, click here.

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Just for Siblings

This class involves fun activities for your child to learn about their new sibling. A tour of the women's floor will be given to familiarize your child with where they will see their new sibling for the first time. This class is recommended for children ages 3 and over and an adult must attend with the child. Classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.

    

To view the schedule and register, click here.

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FREE TOURS of Labor and Delivery and Obstetrics Unit

Free tours of the women’s floor are offered following the Understanding Birth class and the Just for Siblings class (see schedule for dates). Tours begin in the family waiting area on the fourth floor of MRMC. No registration is required. For more information, call 931.490.7046.

 


 

For more information about expectant parent education classes, contact the childbirth coordinator at the number below.

Childbirth Coordinator  
Maury Regional Medical Center
1224 Trotwood Avenue  
Columbia, TN 38401
931.490.7046

 

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