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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.

2023 Class Dates

  • January 17th, 19th, 24th and 26th
  • March 21st, 23rd, 28th and 30th
  • May 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th
  • July 18th, 20th, 25th and 27th
  • September 19th, 21st, 26th and 28th
  • November 7th, 9th, 14th and 16th

All classes are free and will be from 7pm to 9pm.

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

2023 Breastfeeding Classes – What New Moms Need To Know

  • February 7th and 9th
  • April 4th and 6th
  • June 6th and 8th
  • August 15th and 17th
  • October 3rd and 5th
  • December 5th and 7th

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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