Hill Country Parent Education
For Patients of Hill Country OB/GYN
Childbirth Preparation - Infant Care - Breastfeeding
FAQ

When Should I Register for My Class?
Our classes fill up quickly.   It is best to register early - we recommend registering by the end of your first trimester of pregnancy.  Most moms take the classes sometime in at the end of their second trimester or the first two months of their third trimester.  Some moms take all three in one month, some moms spread it our over two or even three months. It is best to be finished with your classes at least 2-3 weeks before your due date. This will allow for ample time for practice and preparation.

What do I need to Bring to Class?
Our classes are relaxed - be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. For the childbirth class, bring two pillows - one for mom and one for her coach. We will be on the floor for some of the class, so bring a blanket to sit on. Snacks and drinks are a good idea - there will be a short meal break for the childbirth class, so bring a picnic lunch for that.

Where are the classes held?
All classes are held in the lobby of Hill Country OB at the Brodie Lane office.


What are the benefits of your classes?
We respect each woman's ability to decide what is best for her and her newborn baby. Group classes are a beneficial way of learning about the labor and delivery process. Our instructors are familiar with the hospital where you will be delivering and the physicians of Hill Country OB/GYN. This can be helpful because it gives you the opportunity to know what options you have and what you can expect during your stay. Our classes are taught by instructors who have helped thousands of women bring their new baby into the world. When you understand the birthing process then you are better able to work with your body and not against it. Our job is to give you information that will support you in the choices you make for your childbirth experience.

Why should I take your class instead of an online, DVD or book?
The internet has a multitude of sites and offers of giving you the information without having to “bother” with attending a class. Attending a class has proven to be very helpful to parents. Our classes will not only provide you information that is helpful, but will help you to sift through and find out what information will be helpful to your specific labor and delivery experience. The amount of information available today can be overwhelming, but our experienced instructors are able to focus on the information you will actually need and use.

Why would I need a breastfeeding class?
You may hear a lot of conflicting information from well-meaning friends and family about breastfeeding. Women with all sizes and shapes of breasts, flat or inverted nipples, or a history of breast surgery are able to successfully breastfeed. You can make enough milk
for a big baby or twins….but getting the knowledge and help you need from a knowledgeable and experienced lactation consultant can make the process smoother and more enjoyable for you and your baby.

Why would I need an infant care class?
The infant care class not only teaches some of the basics of newborn care, but gives you some great tools to use to quiet that baby when he or she is upset and crying – something that all babies do. In addition you will learn some important first aid and safety measures that can will be important in your new role of mom and dad.

What happens if I deliver early?
If you deliver before your class or a medical reason keeps you from attending class, a full refund will be given. It is best to register so that you are finished with your classes at least 3 - 4 weeks before your due date.