Expectant Parent 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. On-line 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. Lunch is 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
  • 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 class is taught from a male perspective through veteran dad comments and advice. Key topics include:

  • Birth and bonding
  • Taking care of your baby
  • Forming a new family and teamwork
  • Supporting the new mom
  • A troubleshooter's guide to the crying baby

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 one-day course is designed for young adolescents 11 to 13 years of age. Topics include:

  • Child care essentials
  • Caring for a choking infant or child
  • Injury management
  • Preventing problem behavior
  • Safety for the sitter

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. 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. 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 classs. Tours begin in the family waiting area on the fourth floor of MRMC. No registration is required. For more information, call 931.490.7046.

 

 

2014 Free Tours

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3 p.m.

 

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Free car seat inspection stations are offered on a quarterly basis. For more information, call 931.490.7046.

 

For more information about expectant parent 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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