Maternity Classes

Even if you already have a child, the labor and birth process can be both joyful and overwhelming. Taking a Maternity Class at UMC can help bring a little more of the joy and a little less of the overwhelmed feeling! The benefits of attending a maternity class include, but are not limited to:

  • It helps build confidence in your body's ability to give birth
  • Your partner can learn about how to support you on the big day
  • Get up to speed on best practices
  • Learn about caring for your newborn and breastfeeding

Sign up to reap the benefits today!

In accordance with Governor Abbott’s declaration, UMC Maternity Classes have resumed at a limited capacity. There are a few things we would like you to keep in mind when attending a Maternity Class at UMC:

  • Classes will be limited to 6 couples per class, no exceptions
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to provide and wear a mask to class
  • In order to ensure the safety of all who walk through our doors, UMC has staff taking temperatures at entrances
  • All classes are held in the East Tower Rushing Room/Family Education Room
  • We do offer both day and night classes to accommodate your schedule
  • Classes are for UMC patients only

To register for a class, you MUST call 806.775.8234.

Childbirth 101 series

Childbirth 101 Series is designed to meet the needs of first-time parents wanting a complete series. This series covers the anatomy of childbirth, labor terms, stages of labor, pain management, when to come to hospital and much more. We will spend the last half hour practicing relaxation and breathing techniques. A hospital tour is included. We use Understanding Birth Guide as a teaching tool for this series.
This series is 4 weeks long, held on Monday evenings from 7PM-9PM

Childbirth 101 Fast Track Series

A quicker run through the Childbirth 101 Series

This series is 2 weeks long

Natural/Non-medicated childbirth

Natural Childbirth/Non-medicated births designed for parents who are strongly considering natural non-medicated childbirth. The class is an open discussion on how to mentally, physically and emotionally prepare for a non-medicated birth. The class is taught by the UMC doula staff.

Relaxation & Breathing combination class

Relaxation & Breathing is two hours of relaxation & breathing techniques. Learn how to use breathing techniques to increase comfort and facilitate labor. This class is especially important if you are planning a natural non-medicated birth.

Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding Class is designed for parents interested in breastfeeding. Education includes benefits of breastfeeding, what to expect on day 1 and day 2, positioning & latch, and myths about breastfeeding and the importance of skin to skin. The class is taught by the UMC lactation educators.

The class meets the 1st Thursday of each month from 7PM-9PM

Baby Care Basics

Baby Care Basics is a newborn/infant care 2-part class series. The topics discussed: the first days of your newborn's life, the importance of skin to skin, changing diapers, bathing, car seat safety, baby wearing, choosing a pediatrician, child proofing, pet safety and many more topics. This class is filled with great helpful tips and information for caring for your newborn.

The class meets on two Thursdays during the month of your choosing, from 7PM-9PM

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