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Childbirth Education Classes

Education and preparation classes for moms and families at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

Methodist Mansfield Women and Children's servicesBringing 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.

Classes include:

Childbirth Preparation Classes – $70

Offered as four three-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.

Childbirth Preparation Class Registration - currently held online

Breastfeeding Classes

Cost: $30
The three-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.

Breastfeeding Class Registration - currently held online

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.

Baby Care Classes

Cost: $30
The three-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.

Baby Care Registration - currently held online

Infant Safety and CPR Classes

Cost: $30
The three-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.

Infant Safety and CPR Registration - currently held online

Operation D(ad) Day Classes - Temporarily Cancelled

Cost: $0
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 a discussion on topics ranging from caring for the new mom, dealing with in-laws and visitors, and the importance of teamwork.

Hospital Maternity Tours - Temporarily Cancelled

Cost: $0
Join our Labor and Delivery staff for a tour of the Methodist Mansfield maternity floor. 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 Counseling - Temporarily Cancelled

Cost: $75
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 682-242-6366 to schedule your appointment with one of our Lactation Specialists.

Family-Centered Maternity Care

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)
Cost: $70

Online Childbirth Preparation Class (Class available 24/7 in the comfort of your home.)
Cost: $60

Register for a Childbirth Education Class at Methodist Mansfield

View a schedule and register online for childbirth education classes or call 682-242-6366 for more information.