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Preparing for Baby

The ABC’s of Childbirth

Preparing for a baby can be overwhelming. Join us for a comprehensive series of four classes designed to prepare the expectant mother/parents for childbirth. Taught by certified childbirth educators, topics covered will include labor, delivery, comfort measures, breathing and relaxation, medical procedures, cesarean birth, understanding newborns and postpartum care.

2022 Class Dates

  • January 18th & 20th
  • March 22nd & 24th
  • May 17th & 19th
  • July 19th & 21st
  • September 20th & 22nd
  • November 15th & 17t

All classes are free and will be from 7pm to 9pm in the Center for Women & Infants 4th Floor Classroom.

Pre-registration is required. Please call (432) 640-6000 for more information and to register for the classes.

Trimester Information

Please click below to view the Center for Women & Infants Trimester Information.

Follow-Through Care

nurse helping new momThe Center for Women & Infants offers a Newborn Follow-Through program free of charge to new parents. On the day of your discharge you baby’s nurse will schedule you Newborn Follow-through visit, which usually takes place 2-5 days after discharge from the hospital. One of our two Lactation Consultant/Newborn Follow-through Nurses will conduct a general assessment, weight check, and bilirubin check of your baby. Follow-through visits provide the perfect opportunity to discuss any breastfeeding concerns you may have. Any abnormal findings will be reported to your pediatrician for further assessment.

For more information, please call (432) 640-1784.

Breastfeeding Support

2021 Breastfeeding Classes – What New Moms Need To Know

  • February 8th
  • April 5th
  • June 7th
  • August 2nd
  • October 4th
  • December 6th

The Texas Department of State Health Services has designated MCH as a Texas Ten Step Hospital. This means we are well prepared to support and assist mothers who choose to breastfeed. Two International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are available to provide complimentary breastfeeding consultations before, during and after your hospital stay.

To view the “10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding” webpage, click here.

Telephone consultations are also available Monday through Friday, between 8 am and 6 pm. To schedule an appointment with one of our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, call (432) 640-BABY.

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