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New Parent Education


New, Improved, and FREE!

Call 979-731-1231 to register.

At CHI St. Joseph Health, we know that bringing a baby home is a time of great excitement and responsibility.  That is why we are proud to serve new parents in the Brazos Valley by providing education and support from pregnancy through the birth of your child. Give your baby a healthy start by attending our new parent education courses and return to our hospital for the hightest quality care before, during, and after childbirth.

Breastfeeding Course
This course teaches techniques to assist expectant mothers and fathers with skills needed to make breastfeeding easier. Basic anatomy and physiology of the breast, positions for mother and baby while breastfeeding, getting started, and milk supply and demand are all discussed.

6 - 9pm

Wednesday, July 13 Wednesday, August 10 Wednesday, September 14
Wednesday, October 12 Wednesday, November 9 Wednesday, December 14


Prepared Childbirth Course
This course prepares parents-to-be for the arrival of the baby by teaching them the physical process and stages of labor, comfort measures, body mechanics, pain management, breathing and relaxation techniques.  A tour of Labor & Delivery will be held at the end of class.  Please select a childbirth course that ends approximately 4 weeks before your baby is due. Wear comfortable clothing and bring 2 pillows for floor exercises.

9am - 4pm (one-hour break during Saturday course)

Saturday, July 23 Saturday, August 27 Saturday, September 24
Saturday, October 22 Saturday, November 12 Saturday, December 3



Newborn Care
This course teaches techniques to assist a mother and one additional caregiver with skills needed to make infant care easier. Feeding patterns, comfort strategies, homes safety, diapering and more are discussed in this informative course.

 6 - 9pm

Wednesday, July 20 Wednesday, August 17 Wednesday, September 28
Wednesday, October 19 Wednesday, November 16 Tuesday, December 6


Infant CPR
This American Heart Association course is designed for family members and friends who care for infants and want to learn basic infant CPR and choking rescue. This course is not to be taken if course completion card is required. If the 6:00 pm course is full, you may be placed in the 7:00 pm course. Please call for availability.

6 - 7pm or 7 - 8pm

Thursday, July 28 Thursday, August 25 Thursday, September 22
Thursday, October 27 Monday, November 7 Monday, December 12

Course Location:  CHI St. Joseph Health Medical Office Building in Bryan
2700 East 29th Street, Suite #140 Classroom
(Located between next to the parking garage on the CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital Campus)


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