Childbirth Education Classes
Education and preparation classes for moms and families at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
Bringing new life into the world is a precious moment. The maternity staff at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is proud to be part of your exciting time and offers a variety of childbirth education classes to prepare you and your family for your newborn’s arrival.
View a schedule and register online for childbirth education classes. Classes include:
Childbirth Preparation – $70
Offered as four two-and-a-half-hour weeknight sessions or one eight hour weekend sessions, this course is designed to help one prepare for the experience of childbirth and early weeks of parenting using the Lamaze method of childbirth.
Register by the third and fourth month and take during the seventh month. Registration includes a free breast feeding class or infant Safety CPR upon completion of childbirth preparation.
The two-and-a-half-hour class discusses preparation for breastfeeding, breastfeeding techniques, preventing and solving common breastfeeding problems, pumping and storing breast milk, and breastfeeding and breast pumping guidelines for returning to work.
If you attend a breastfeeding class at Methodist Mansfield, you're eligible for a 10% discount off of breast pump products in the Methodist Mansfield gift shop.
Latch Me Sessions
Latch me sessions are avaiable after the birth of your infant. An international board certified lactation consultant will facilitate the sessions to help you navigate the challenges of breastfeeding. Your lactation consultant will assist you, in a group setting, with breastfeeding questions or concerns. She will offer tips and education on improving your over all breastfeeding experience. Be sure to bring your baby hungry, a breastfeeding pillow, and a cover up. You will be given a voucher for $20.00 off an outpatient lactation consult at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center after attending a latch me session.
Caring for Your Newborn
The two-and-a-half-hour class is for expectant parents who want to learn more about caring for their newborn the first few weeks after birth. Topics include common newborn behaviors, bathing, immunizations, and signs and symptoms of illnesses.
Infant Safety and CPR
The two-hour class teaches the basic skills of infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) following the American Heart Association's guidelines. After CPR, information about infant car seat selection and safety are reviewed, as well as tips for childproofing the home.
Cost: One child $10; $20 for 2 children; $25 for 3 or more children
This class discusses life with a new baby and is designed for older siblings, ages 3-9, who are preparing to become a big sister or brother. During the class, expectant siblings learn more about the infant's daily activities, from diapers to crying. Parents also learn how to help their child or children accept the new baby and avoid feelings of jealousy when their new baby is getting lots of attention. Class includes a video and tour of the maternity floor.
Register one or two months before due date.
Daddy Boot Camp
Veteran dads orient fathers-to-be on the realities of fatherhood. Boot camp mixes practical instruction on how to hold, feed, and change an infant with discussion on topics ranging from caring for the new mom, dealing with in-laws and visitors, and the importance of teamwork.
Hospital Maternity Tours
Join our Labor and Delivery staff for a tour of the Methodist Mansfield maternity floor, from 5 to 6 p.m. every Monday, excluding holidays. Registration is required. Enter the hospital through the east Pavilion entrance and take the elevators to the second floor to the Labor and Delivery reception area.
Outpatient Lactation After Delivery
A lactation consultant is available to provide mother and baby with a private, one hour counseling session for individualized evidence-based education and support to help achieve their breastfeeding goals. Call 682-622-2169 to schedule your appointment with one of our Lactation Specialists.
At the heart of every birth at Methodist Mansfield is the baby's family. We offer a supportive, progressive philosophy of birthing, encouraging as much family involvement as possible. Fathers are encouraged to spend the night with mother and newborn. And while you and your family focus on the joys and wonder of the birthing experience, your nurses and physicians will follow your plan of individualized care to ensure your comfort and safety in a caring, compassionate environment within an ultramodern birthing center that sets a high standard for maternity care.
Childbirth Preparation Express 1 (Saturday Only)
On Line Childbirth Praparation Class (Class available 24/7 in the comfort of your home.)
Register for a Childbirth Education Class at Methodist Mansfield
View a schedule and register online for childbirth education classes or call 682-622-2169 for more information.