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If the schools are closed in the county where the class is held, the class will be canceled.

 
Classes by Facility:
 


  Franklin Woods Community Hospital

  Indian Path Medical Center

  Johnson City Medical Center

  Johnston Memorial Hospital

  Norton Community Hospital

 


The childbirth facilities of Mountain States Health Alliance offer prenatal classes as an important component in the preparation for the birth of your child. We strive to provide prenatal classes that will help to prepare mom, dad, siblings and other family members for their very special arrival.

 

We offer a wide variety of classes within each childbirth facility. All of our classes offer the same detailed, up-to-date content, presented to you by nurse educators. Suggested times of when and what classes to schedule are at the end of each class description.

Thank you for trusting us for your educational needs.

 

The childbirth facilities of Mountain States Health Alliance offer prenatal classes as an important component in the preparation for the birth of your child. We strive to provide prenatal classes that will help to prepare mom, dad, siblings and other family members for their very special arrival.

To register for a prenatal class or to get more information call 1-800-888-5551. You can also register online if you prefer.

We offer a wide variety of classes within each childbirth facility.  All of our classes offer the same detailed, up-to-date content, presented to you by nurse educators. Suggested times of when and what classes to schedule are at the end of each class description.  For more information about need-based scholarships and classes, contact Cindy A. Bass, RNC, LCCE, Prenatal Education Coordinator, at 423-431-6183 or bassca@msha.com. Thank you for trusting us for your educational needs.

Our Classes

Heartsaver/First Aid

Learn the basic lifesaving skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and choking in the infant and child. Important child safety information will also be discussed.

Begin classes after 32 weeks


Sibling Class

This class helps prepare brothers and sisters, ages 3 to 9, for the arrival of a new baby. Children receive a tour of the Labor and Delivery area and learn how to diaper, feed and hold a newborn baby using dolls. They are allowed time to express their feelings regarding the new baby and view videos about the adjustment of becoming a big brother or big sister..Class for ages 10-12 also available.

Begin class when mom is past 30 weeks


Infant Care Class

This class is centered on what to expect after delivery and provides an opportunity to learn about infant characteristics, newborn care (bathing, diapering, navel cord care), as well as feeding options, safety issues and car seat information. Grandparents, older siblings and support persons are welcome.

Register for this class 30 -34 weeks.


Breastfeeding Class

Our lactation consultants are dedicated to strengthening the mother/baby bond by providing information and support for successful breast-feeding. This class provides information to assist families in learning the art of breast-feeding. Topics include preparation for breast feeding, benefits to mother and baby, getting started, managing breast-feeding and resources. Grandparents and support persons are welcome.

Class should be taken 32-38 weeks


Childbirth Preparation Class

This three-or four-week childbirth preparation series introduces the expectant mom and her coach to changes of late pregnancy; stages/phases of labor and delivery; the coach's role, pain management, breathing and relaxation techniques; after-delivery expectations; includes a tour of the Labor and Delivery area.

Register for the class by the 28th week - take class between 30-32 weeks.


Refresher Course

This course is for those moms who have previously attended childbirth classes. Labor and delivery, pain management, the role for the coach, and relaxation and breathing techniques are all reviewed.

Register by the 30th week


Childbirth Marathon Class

This one-day childbirth class is offered especially for those who are unable to complete a series of classes due to fast-paced schedules, yet want to be prepared for the birth experience. The class covers the same topics as the three-week childbirth series.

You should register for a class by the 28th week and begin classes between 30 and 32 weeks.


Childbirth Relaxation & Breathing Class

This is a one-time, two hour class to discuss and practice pain management using natural techniques such as progressive relaxation, breathing and positioning to help parents who want a more natural approach to childbirth. Attendees MUST have completed a Childbirth or Marathon Childbirth Class prior to attending.