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 here. 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 fill out the forms below. Allow our OB department several business days to follow up with you.

Breastfeeding Class

Research shows breastfeeding is important to the health of both the mother and the baby. At Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, 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.

Name *

Name of support person also attending (if applicable)

1st Choice Class Date *

2nd Choice Class Date *

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.

Name *

Name of support person also attending (if applicable)

1st Choice Class Date *

2nd Choice Class Date *

Childbirth Basics

This one-day course offers a basic understanding 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.

Name *

Name of support person also attending (if applicable)

1st Choice Class Date *

2nd Choice Class Date *

Childbirth Education Series

This two-day series 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.

Name *

Name of support person also attending (if applicable)

Preferred Class Dates *

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 Childbirth Classes or for a hospital tour, please call (775) 445-5131 or email julie.brehm@carsontahoe.org.

Breastfeeding Support

Support You Can Count On

While breastfeeding is natural, it isn’t always automatic.  Our nursing staff has completed additional training to help you get off to a good start with breastfeeding.  If you experience difficulty with breastfeeding, we offer a breastfeeding warm line and a breastfeeding support group for questions and answers.  Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC’s) are available to provide education, support, and private consults to pregnant and nursing mothers.

Breastfeeding Support Group

This is an informal group led by a Lactation Consultant and is meant to provide ongoing support to mothers regarding breastfeeding and mothering. All breastfeeding mothers and babies are welcome to attend.

When

Every Wednesday from 10am – 11am & every Monday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Where

Health & Wellness Institute, 1470 Medical Parkway, Suite 250, Carson City, NV

Please call (775) 445-5122 for more information.

Breastfeeding Support Classes

If you are planning to breastfeed your baby, this course will help you better understand the benefits and will explain what to expect while nursing. The course offers tips on breastfeeding and addresses the most common concerns of women who breastfeed.

Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm