Special Beginnings Classes

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Our Special Beginnings Classes offer expectant and new parents a number of helpful programs and services, including prepared childbirth classes, sibling education, breastfeeding classes and even a course for grandparents!

stork300STORK SUPPORT

These prepared childbirth classes provide helpful information about pre-natal care, relaxation techniques, labor and delivery, infant CPR, infant care, postpartum care and many other important aspects of childbirth. The course consists of four 6 p.m. Monday classes in the OCH Educational Facility. Certified childbirth educators lead the class, with special visits from healthcare professionals. Class fee is $70.

Click here to register for an upcoming class or call (662) 615-3364 for more information.

2017 Classes:

January     9, 16, 23, 30

February   6, 13, 20, 27

March       6, 13, 20, 27

April         3, 10, 17, 24IMG_1773

May          1, 8, 15, 22

June         5, 12, 19, 26

NO CLASS IN JULY

August       7, 14, 21, 28

September 5*, 11, 18, 25

October     2, 9, 16, 23

November 6, 13, 20, 27

NO CLASS IN DECEMBER

*Class meets on Tuesday rather than Monday due to holiday.

+Class meets in first floor classroom rather than ed facility due to scheduling conflict.

sodas300SODAS FOR SIBLINGS

This hour-long Saturday session at OCH helps prepare soon-to-be brothers and sisters for the new baby and begins at 2 p.m. Children tour the labor and delivery suite and nursery, and afterwards are treated to an ice cream party. Fee for the class, which includes a certificate and an “I’m a Big Brother” or “I’m a Big Sister” T-shirt, is $20 for one sibling and $15 for each additional one. The class is free to children whose parents are enrolled in the Stork Support class. Classes are held in the OCH Educational Facility.

Click here to register for an upcoming class or call (662) 615-3364 for more information.

2017 Classes:

January           7

March             11

May                20

July                15

September     9

November     4

breastbest300BREAST IS BEST

OCH’s Breast is Best class is for expectant mothers who plan to or are considering breastfeeding. Instructed by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, the two-hour class meets Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. for four weeks at OCH in the Educational Facility. It addresses breastfeeding positions, breastfeeding problems/solutions, hints for working moms and much more. Fee for the course is $60; however, mothers enrolled in the Stork Support class receive a $10 discount.

Click here to register for an upcoming class, or call (662) 615-3364 for more information.

2017 Classes:

January           5, 12, 19, 26

March              2, 16, 23, 30

May                 4+, 11, 18, 25

July                  6, 13, 20, 27

September       7, 14, 21, 28

November        2, 7*, 9, 16

*This one class is on Tuesday night rather Thursday night due to holiday or conflict with other event.

+Meeting held in 1st floor classroom.

grandparents300GRANDPARENTS ARE GREAT

This two-hour Saturday session brings grandparents up-to-date on the latest in infant care, including everything from nutrition and safety to educational play ideas. It also includes a tour of the hospital’s labor and delivery, nursery and postpartum areas. The class is held one Saturday each quarter from 9-11 a.m. in the OCH Educational Facility. Fee for the class is $10 per grandparent.

Click here to register for an upcoming class, or call (662) 615-3364 for more information.

2017 Classes:

February        18

May                13

August            19

November      11

+Meeting held in 1st floor classroom.

Skin-to-Skin

At OCH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, we encourage all moms to hold their infants skin-to-skin after delivery. This time is special for you and your baby. Many studies have been done to show the benefits of this to baby and mom. We want to share some of these with you. After your baby delivers, the nursing staff will encourage and assist you to hold your baby skin-to-skin.

 

 

 

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