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New Parent Education

New Parent Education Courses are free. RSVP required.

Call Healthy Communities at 979-731-1231 to register.


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.


All courses are held in Bryan at the St. Joseph Professional Building, located at 2700 E 29th St, Ste 140 Classroom (between the Emergency Room and parking garage).


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, July 8 Wednesday, August 12 Wednesday, September 9
Wednesday, October 14 Wednesday, November 11 Wednesday, December 9

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, July 25 Saturday, August 22 Saturday, September 26
Saturday, October 24 Saturday, November 14  Saturday, December 12




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, July 15 Tuesday, August 11 Wednesday, September 16
Wednesday, October 21 Tuesday, November 3 Wednesday, December 16

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, July 30 Thursday, August 27 Thursday, September 10
Thursday, October 15 Tuesday, November 17 (12 - 1 pm) Thursday, December 10


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