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Birthing Center Classes

GRMC’s Birthing Center is focused on mom and baby care throughout your pregnancy. The Birthing Center offers two educational classes; breastfeeding and childbirth. After speaking with your physician about signing up for a class, please contact GRMC’s Birthing Center at 830.401.7530.

 

Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding classes are a great way to learn and prepare to breastfeed your newborn. This class gives first time moms, as well as current moms an opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns regarding breastfeeding. Expectant mothers, new mommies and any other members of the support team are encouraged to attend since support is important with breastfeeding success. GRMC’s lactation consultant offers breastfeeding classes in both English and Spanish, see below for available class dates. All classes will be held in person, unless otherwise notified. Please note the times for the English and Spanish breastfeeding classes.

Each breastfeeding class we will discuss:

  • Breastfeeding basics: benefits, making breast milk (transitions, production cycle, etc.), and special situations
  • Latching on/positioning (what effective and ineffective latch looks like and feeding in the first weeks
  • Feedings: when, hunger signs, feeding guidelines, tummy size, and feeding a sleepy baby
  • How much is enough, satiety signs, and when to call your doctor
  • Breast care (engorgement, nipple care, etc.)
  • Breastfeeding lifestyle: taking care of yourself, proper time to introduce bottles and pacifiers if applicable, returning to work, expressing milk, milk storage guidelines, and where to find support

2024  Breastfeeding Class Dates:
Saturday, January 13th: English Class – 10am to 12pm  |  Spanish Class – 1pm to 3pm
Saturday, February 10th: Spanish Class – 10am to 12pm  |  English Class – 1pm to 3pm
Monday, March 4th: English Class – 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday, March 6th: Spanish Class – 6pm to 8pm
Saturday, April 13th:English Class – 10am to 12pm  |  Spanish Class – 1pm to 3pm
Monday, May 6th: Spanish Class – 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday, May 8th: English Class – 6pm to 8pm
Saturday, June 8th: Spanish Class – 10am to 12pm  |  English Class – 1pm to 3pm
Monday, July 1st: English Class – 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday, July 3rd: Spanish Class – 6pm to 8pm
Saturday, August 3rd: English Class – 10am to 12pm  |  Spanish Class – 1pm to 3pm
Monday, September 9th: Spanish Class – 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday, September 11th: English Class – 6pm to 8pm
Saturday, October 12th: Spanish Class – 10am to 12pm  |  English Class – 1pm to 3pm
Saturday, November 9th: English Class – 10am to 12pm  |  Spanish Class – 1pm to 3pm
Saturday, December 7th: Spanish Class – 10am to 12pm  |  English Class – 1pm to 3pm

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Childbirth Class

GRMC is a great hospital for childbirth. In order to prepare for labor and birth, this class provides you with a forum to ask questions and learn about key issues surrounding your baby’s birth.

Some information you will learn from our birthing class includes:

  • Healthy pregnancy developments
  • Making pregnancy, labor, and delivery more comfortable
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Signs you are in labor
  • Pain coping techniques
  • Expectations for labor and delivery
  • The labor partner/ coaching role

2024 Childbirth Class Dates:
Saturday, February 8th
Saturday, April 20th
Saturday, June 1st
Saturday, August 10th
Saturday, October 19th
Saturday, December 7th

This class is held virtually via ZOOM from 8am to 2:30pm. For more information please call 830.401.7530.

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