Hill Country Parent Education
For Patients of Hill Country OB/GYN
Childbirth Preparation - Infant Care - Breastfeeding
Classes Offered
Childbirth Preparation Class -
Educating yourself on the different elements of childbirth will ease your anxiety during the labor process, help you make informed care decisions and improve your ability to enjoy the amazing experience of having a child.  This is a one day class and is held on a Saturday from 10am to 4pm.  $85 per couple


Childbirth Class Content:
Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy             Role of Your Support Person
When to Call Your Doctor                                    Relaxation and Breathing Techniques
Choices Related to Pain Management              Labor and Birth Interventions
                                                                         After Birth Care for Mom and Baby                   How to Choose a Pediatrician


 
Infant Care Class -
A new baby is a true joy, yet those first few months can be somewhat challenging. What is life like with a newborn? How can you prepare yourself for feeding your child, infant sleep patterns and baby care? Who do you call when you need help? Take the infant care class to get ready for the amazing journey of parenthood.  The Infant Care Class is held on a Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8:30pm.  $40 per couple


Infant Care Content:
Newborn Appearance and Characteristics              Infant Behavior and Development
Basics of Caring for a Newborn                                 Safety Issues - First Aid for your Newborn
Sleep issues                                                                   Crying and Comforting
                                                                        What to Expect from Your Pediatrician Visits
 
Breastfeeding Class -
Breastfeeding is best for your baby and it’s good for your health. It’s not always easy, but with the helpful information we provide, the process can be much smoother for mom and baby.   This is Boot Camp 101 for breastfeeding success.   Both partners are encouraged to attend.  The breastfeeding class is held on a Sunday evening from 6pm to 8:30 pm.  $40 per couple


Breastfeeding Class Content:
Benefits to Mom and Baby                                           How Milk is Made
First Feedings in the Hospital and At Home              Infant Feeding Cues
                                                                           Mother and Baby Positioning                                      Tips for Success
                                                                          How to Tell if Infant is Getting Enough                       Prevention of Common Problems
                                                                     

Refresher Class
A refresher class is available for those couples who have previously had a child and wish to review the labor and delivery process.  Call for dates and availability.  $40 per couple


Refresher Class Content:
Anatomy and Physiology of Pregnancy             Role of Your Support Person
When to Call Your Doctor                                    Relaxation and Breathing Techniques
Choices Related to Pain Management              Labor and Birth Interventions