Childbirth Classes, Hospital Tours and Maternity Support Groups in Plano
Medical City Plano offers a wide range of maternity classes and support groups for women of all ages. From preparing for a new baby to support groups for healing after a loss, we offer many community programs for education and support.
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Preparation for Childbirth Series
Are you worried about childbirth? Need help preparing? This comprehensive set of classes covers:
- Understanding labor
- Active coach participation
- Breathing and relaxation techniques
- Positive labor and pushing positions
- Pain relief in labor
- Hospital routines
- Mock labor experience
- A tour of the hospital
- Baby care
- Preparation for breastfeeding
- Infant safety/CPR
It is best to begin the program when you are 27 to 28 weeks along in your pregnancy. This series of classes is free for couples delivering at Medical City Plano, for all classes except Infant Safety/CPR ($30 charge for mannequin and DVD kit, which you will take home with you to use as a refresher for infant CPR). View our Classes and Events page, and search keyword “Childbirth”.
Classes are also offered individually. See below for a full list of maternity classes, tours and support groups.
Hospital Orientation Class & Tour
Get to know the place where you'll give birth, tour the maternity facilities and receive answers to your questions. View our Classes and Events page, and search keyword “Tour.”
Refresher Childbirth Class
Designed for women who have given birth before, this three-hour class updates moms on the latest relaxation techniques and other trends in labor and delivery. View our Classes and Events page, and search keyword “Refresher.”
Newborn Baby Care Class
For all first-time parents who are delivering at Medical City Plano (grandparents are also welcome), you'll receive instruction on newborn care, including the following topics: bathing, circumcision care, feeding, crying and much more. View our Classes and Events page, and search keyword “New Baby.”
Infant Safety & CPR
You never know when you may need it. So get educated now on infant safety, the choke-save technique for infants, and infant CPR. View our Classes and Events page, and search keyword “Infant Safety and CPR.”
This two-hour class educates moms-to-be on the benefits and techniques of breastfeeding and breast pumping. Learn about various types of pumps, as well as techniques for pumping and storing breast milk. You'll be ready to return to the office while continuing to breastfeed. View our Classes and Events page, and search keyword “Pumping.”
Outpatient Lactation Clinic
Feeling frustrated by the challenges of breastfeeding? Don't despair — our Outpatient Lactation Clinic will help you find the techniques and equipment that work best for you. Schedule an appointment (for a fee) with a Lactation Consultant for support, information and guidance. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (972) 519-1450
Pregnancy is an incredibly special time, requiring a unique awareness of your body. Yoga keeps you safely fit through gentle toning. A registered yoga teacher (and mom) will teach you breathing exercises and body movement tools to help with labor and relaxation. You'll also learn how yoga can help nurture yourself and your new baby. View our Classes and Events page, and search keyword “Yoga”.
Designed for expectant siblings who are 2 to 3 years old, this class helps your children prepare for a new little brother or sister. Siblings bring their teddy bear with them and listen to a story, hear about what new babies are able to do, and learn how to hold them (with parent's assistance). They'll also make a door hanger for the baby's nursery at home. Parents are welcome to attend. View our Classes and Events page, and search keyword “Sibling.”
New Dads 101
A seminar designed for first-time fathers, topics include: our own fathers as role models, care of new moms and babies, returning to intimacy, forming a family, "Dad the Protector," and Dad and baby on the go. View our Classes and Events page, and search keyword “Dads.”
Grandparenting 101: Caring for Kids Today
All you new grandmas and grandpas, this one's for you. Learn about: adjusting to your new role, new ways of caring for your grandbaby, new products available, and baby-proofing techniques. You'll also learn about the important bond between grandparents and grandchildren and about infant brain development, so you can make the most of all your special times together. View our Classes and Events page, and search keyword “Grandparenting.”
Join other new mommies and their little ones at this weekly program designed to help you lead your newly expanded family to a healthy and happy lifestyle. You'll learn to adapt to your changing life and responsibilities as a mom - and enjoy a lot of laughs along the way. Each meeting includes health advice, a stroller walk around the mall, and consumer tips from participating merchants. View our Classes and Events page, and search keyword “Moms”.
Infertility Support Group
If you're having trouble conceiving, life can feel bleak. It may seem that everyone else is getting pregnant, and you're left wondering why you can't. You may be pursuing medical options to overcome infertility, but don't forget to care for your emotional well-being too. Unload your feelings, and learn healthy ways to cope with this struggle through the Resolve Infertility Support Group. View our Support Groups page to learn more.
Healing Matters IFor Perinatal Loss
Words cannot begin to describe the grief a mother and father feel upon losing a child. If you've lost a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, newborn death or SIDS, please know that there are other women going through the same pain. Through the Healing Matters I Grief Support Group, you can join them on the journey of finding strength and healing. For information call Ginny Robinson at (972) 519-1588