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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.

2024 Class Dates

  • January 16th, 18th, 23rd and 25th
  • March 19th, 21st, 25th and 26th
  • May 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th
  • July 9th, 11th, 16th and 18th
  • September 17th, 19th, 24th and 26th
  • November 12th, 14th, 19h and 21st

All classes are free and will be from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

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.

Baby Steps Tours

One of the most important things to do before your delivery date is to take a Baby Steps Tour at the new Center for Women & Infants. Baby Steps Tours give you a chance to become familiar with our amenities and services, ask important questions and get to know our staff before your baby’s arrival.

The 2024 tours take place on the dates and times listed below; no appointments needed, just meet us in the lobby on the first floor the Center for Women and Infants Center and the tours will begin promptly, at the times scheduled.

  • January 9, 2024 at 7:00pm
  • February 13, 2024 at 7:00pm
  • March 12, 2024 at 7:00pm
  • April 9, 2024 at 7:00pm
  • May 14, 2024 at 7:00pm
  • June 11, 2024 at 7:00pm
  • July 9, 2024 at 7:00pm
  • August 13, 2024 at 7:00pm
  • September 10, 2024 at 7:00pm
  • October 8, 2024 at 7:00pm
  • November 12, 2024 at 7:00pm
  • December 10, 2024 at 7:00pm

To find the MCH Center for Women & Infants see the MCH Campus Map.

We also recommend that you pick up a Prenatal Packet from our staff members during your tour. You can also request a Prenatal Packet during one of your check-ups at your physician’s office. This helpful packet contains information you’ll need to prepare for your delivery and is an excellent resource for planning your admission to the Center for Women & Infants.

Photo Tour

Explore the beautiful architecture and interior design of the Center for Women & Infants through our photo gallery. From our private Mother-Baby Rooms to the only Ronald McDonald Family Room in the Permian Basin, look inside the most advanced maternity center in the region.

Center for Women & Infants Video Tour

Take a sneak peek of The Center for Women & Infants in this video tour. You’ll see our all-private NICU rooms, our beautifully appointed labor and delivery rooms, and much more. Start your journey here, and then join us for a Baby Steps Tour.

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) 640-1714.

Breastfeeding Support

2024 Breastfeeding Classes – What New Moms Need To Know

  • February 6th and 8th
  • April 23rd and 25th
  • June 4th and 6th
  • August 20th and 22nd
  • October 15th and 17th
  • December 10th and 12th

All classes are free and will be from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

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 5 pm. To schedule an appointment with one of our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, call (432) 640-1714 or (432) 640-1784.

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