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New Parent Education


New, Improved, and FREE!

Call 979-731-1231 to register.

At St. Joseph, 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.

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, January 13 Wednesday, February 10 Wednesday, March 9
Wednesday, April 13 Wednesday, May 11 Wednesday, June 8


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.

9:00 am - 4:00 pm (one-hour break during Saturday course)

Saturday, January 23 Saturday, February 27 Saturday, March 5
Saturday, April 2 Saturday, May 14 Saturday, June 25



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.

 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, January 20 Wednesday, February 17 Wednesday, March 23
Wednesday, April 20 Wednesday, May 18 Wednesday, June 15


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.

6:00 - 7:00 pm or 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Thursday, January 28 Thursday, February 25 Thursday, March 31
Thursday, April 28 Thursday, May 26 Wednesday, June 22

Course Location:  St. Joseph Professional Office Building in Bryan
2700 East 29th Street, Suite #140 Classroom
(Located between the Emergency Room and Parking Garage)


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