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New Parent Education

Bringing a baby home is a time of great excitement and responsibility.

St. Joseph Regional Health Center is 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. Cost includes materials and snacks.

6:00 - 9:00 pm
$30 per couple

January 8 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)  February 12 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan) 
March 5 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)  April 9 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)
May 7 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)    June 11 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)         
July 9 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)  August 13 - St. Joseph Professioanl Building (Bryan)
September 10 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)     October 8 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)  
November 12 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)  December 10 - St. Joseph Professioanl Building (Bryan)

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.

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. Cost includes course materials and snacks.

$90 per couple
(one-hour break during Saturday course)

Series (Every Monday for 4 weeks) - 7:00 - 9:00 pm
April 7, 14, 21, 28 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)                                                                                                          

 

Saturday Course - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

January 25 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)    February 22 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)  
March 22 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)    April 26 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)
May 17 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan) June 28 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)
July 26 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)  August 23 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station) 
September 27 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station) October 25 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)     
November 22 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)   December 13 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)

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. Cost includes course materials and snacks.

6:00 - 9:00 pm
$30 per couple

January 15 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)  February 19 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)
March 19 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)   April 16 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan) 
May 21 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)  June 18 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)
July 16 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station) August 20 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)
September 17 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)     October 15 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan) 
November 19 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)   December 17 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)

Infant CPR

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

6:00 - 7:00 pm or
7:00 - 8:00 pm
$10 per person

January 23 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)   February 27 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station) 
March 27 - St. Joseph Professional Building  (Bryan)  April 24 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)
May 22 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan) June 26 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station) 
July 24 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan) August 21 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)
September 25 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)  October 23 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station)
November 13 - St. Joseph Professional Building (Bryan)     December 11 - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center (College Station) 

Important Registration Information
Our New Parent Education courses are designed with the community's needs in mind -- quality health education that is convenient and also affordable.

The registration fee covers both the expectant mother and spouse or coach. If you are covered by Medicaid, your registration fee may be waived, provided you show proof of coverage when registering. Should you need to cancel your registration, please call the St. Joseph Healthy Communities office at 979.731.1231. Refunds will only be granted if cancellation is made at least two working days prior to course.

Course Locations:
College Station - St. Joseph Diagnostic Center
4411 Hwy. 6 South, next to the College Station ER

Bryan - St. Joseph Professional Building
2700 East 29th Street, Suite 140 Classroom.  This building is located on the hospital campus, between the Emergency Room and parking garage.

For more information courses, pleast contact the Healthy Communities office at:
1530 E. William J. Bryan Pkwy.
Bryan, TX 77803
979.731.1231
979.774.0913 (fax)

New Parent Brochure

 

 

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