Childbirth Support & Education

Childbirth Classes

We believe every educational step taken adds to your birthing experience. Because we want to help you understand the changes you will undergo, we offer a variety of educational classes for expectant and new mothers.

The dates and times of our complementary Childbirth Education Classes are listed below. We recommend that you be at least 26-weeks-pregnant and please bring a support person, if possible, so that there will be two people retaining information, rather than just one. To sign up, please click the buttons below and fill out the email which appears. Allow our OB department 7 - 10 business days to follow up with you. Please provide correct contact information and check your junk folder. For assistance with registration, please email childbirtheducation@carsontahoe.org.

Breastfeeding Class

Research shows breastfeeding is important to the health of both the mother and the baby. At Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, we are a Baby Friendly designated facility and we encourage breastfeeding. This course will better help you understand the health benefits and explain what to expect while nursing your baby, it also offers tips on breastfeeding and addresses the most common concerns of women who breastfeed.

Class Dates:

  • 11/13/19
  • 12/11/19
  • 1/22/20
  • 2/19/20
  • 3/18/20
  • 4/22/20
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Newborn Care Class

You probably have many questions about how to care for your new baby. The infant care course will teach the basics as well as give you the opportunity to ask more detailed questions about how to nurture your infant through the first few weeks of life. We also explore car seat safety and the importance of well check visits in infancy.

Class Dates:

  • 11/2/19
  • 12/7/19
  • 1/18/20
  • 2/8/20
  • 3/7/20
  • 4/18/20
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Childbirth Basics

This one-day (6 hour) course offers a basic understanding for you and your support person(s) of what to expect during delivery and also serves as an excellent refresher for those who are adding to the family or have attend the four-week series. Information highlights of the four-week series are presented in this course. Our childbirth education series covers the same material, but divided into 2 hour sessions over a 2 week time period.

Class Dates:

  • 11/9/19
  • 12/14/19
  • 1/11/20
  • 2/15/20
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Childbirth Education Series

This two-day series covers the same material is the Childbirth Basics class (just spread out in 2 hour sessions) and is specially designed to introduce you to the labor process. We recommend enrolling in these classes early in your pregnancy so you may learn about factors that may affect you and your baby during the birthing process. To better prepare for your pregnancy and delivery, the classes cover topics such as: Planning for a better child birth experience Childbirth options Fetal growth and development Changes to your body and post-partum recovery Breathing and other labor techniques Medications available during delivery Nutrition and exercise Possible medical intervention Cesarean birth.

Class Dates:

  • 10/8/19 & 10/15/19
  • 11/5/19 & 11/12/19
  • 12/5/19 & 12/12/19
  • 1/9/20 & 1/16/20
  • 2/6/20 & 2/13/20
  • 3/12/20 & 3/19/20
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OB Tours

These tours are offered to give you the opportunity to visit the OB department and have your questions answered about your upcoming birth experience. To sign up for for a hospital tour, please email childbirtheducation@carsontahoe.org.