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Childbirth Preparation

As you prepare for the birth of your baby, it’s common to feel anxious and have questions about what to expect. Our childbirth education classes are designed to provide knowledge and equip you with skills that will help you during the process of labor, breastfeeding and caring for your baby. Participants will be screened before entering, masks are required and social distancing practices will be in place.

Childbirth Preparation Class

Classes are held one Saturday per month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Class Schedule for 2022

  • Jan. 15
  • Feb. 12
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 11
  • July 9
  • Aug. 13
  • Sept. 10
  • Oct. 8
  • Nov. 12
  • Dec. 10

Topics Covered

  • Labor preparation
  • C-section
  • Pain management
  • Post-partum and newborn care

Location: 

UT Health Tyler Pavilion
801 Clinic Drive in Tyler
Parking is available in the lot next to the building. Press the button at the gate for access.

Class fees:
$50 if delivering at UT Health Tyler
$60 if delivering at another hospital

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Call 903-535-6911 for more information or fill out the form on this page to start the registration process.


Breastfeeding Class

Classes are held one Friday per month from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Class Schedule for 2022

  • Jan. 28
  • Feb. 25
  • March 25
  • April 29
  • May 27
  • June 24
  • July 29
  • Aug. 26
  • Sept. 30
  • Oct. 28
  • Nov. 18
  • Dec. 23

Led by Dee Ann Pascoe, RN, CLC, international board-certified lactation consultant at UT Health Tyler, this educational class provides essential information on the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby, as well as instructions on effective latch and positioning. We want to help give you and your baby a healthy start.

Topics Covered

  • How breastfeeding works
  • How to breastfeed
  • When to feed your baby
  • Signs of getting enough milk
  • Caring for yourself
  • Pumping and storing milk
  • Returning to work

Location: UT Health Tyler

Cost:
$20 if delivering at UT Health Tyler
$30 if delivering at another hospital

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Call 903-535-6911 for more information or fill out the form on this page to start the registration process.