Childbirth Support & Education

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 two educational classes for expectant mothers.

Due to COVID-19, our classes are being scheduled a month at a time. Currently, classes are offered via ZOOM. We recommend that you be at least 26 weeks pregnant and please attend with a support person if possible, so that there will be two people retaining the 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 [email protected]

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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 and your partner understand the health benefits of breastfeeding, how breastfeeding is established, what to expect while nursing your baby from birth until weaning. It also addresses the most common concerns of women who breastfeed.

Our full Breastfeeding Class is being offered via zoom monthly. You will receive access to handouts in your dropbox account.

Childbirth Education and Newborn Hybrid Series

Childbirth Education and Newborn Hybrid offer a basic understanding for you and your support person(s) of what to expect during delivery at Carson Tahoe Hospital and also serves as an excellent refresher for those who are adding to the family. You will receive access to the class information via a dropbox account. Please review the information before you come to class and bring questions with you. During our 2.5-hour class, we introduce you to the delivery experience at Carson Tahoe. To better prepare you for delivery, this class cover topics such as danger signs in pregnancy, when to come to the hospital, what to bring with you to the hospital, arriving at Labor and Delivery, a virtual tour of our unit, what to expect during delivery and after your newborn arrives, care and warning signs for mom and baby when you go home.

Our hybrid class allows participants to attend in person or via ZOOM.

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We recommend that you attend both our Breastfeeding Class and our Childbirth Education and Newborn Hybrid and be at least 26 weeks pregnant, ideally in your 3rd Trimester before attending classes.  Please attend with a support person if possible, so that there will be two people retaining the information, rather than just one. The class times are given below; choose one of the classes that contain your due date. Please provide correct contact information and check your junk folder. For assistance with registration, please email [email protected].

Please note, our classes are designed for those delivering at Carson Tahoe Hospital. If you are delivering at another facility, you may still attend class, just keep in mind, most of the information will not apply to your delivery. We do not allow students to attend the class for credit hours toward education or training.

Breastfeeding Class

  • February 10, 2022, at 6:30 pm (you may attend if you are due February- April)
  • March 15, 2022, at 6:30 pm (you may attend if you are due March-May)

Childbirth Education and Newborn Hybrid

  • February 24, 2022, at 6:00 pm (you may attend if you are due February- April)
  • March 10, 2022, at 6:00 pm (you may attend if you are due March-May)

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OB Tours

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are not offering in-person tours of our unit. Please attend our Childbirth Education and Newborn Hybrid, where pictures of our unit can be seen for a "Virtual Tour."