The anticipation of a baby can be an exciting and challenging time in your life. Teddy Bear University wants to assist you in obtaining the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to meet these challenges. Attending any or all of the following classes will help you prepare for the birth of your child.
Call 374-PARK to register.
All classes are held in the Ocoee Room on the second floor of Parkwest Medical Center
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Take this class in your 7th or early 8th month. Learn breastfeeding basics such as how to get started, correct positioning and technique, tips for returning to work, and an overview of breast pumps. Fathers-to-be are encouraged to attend! Fee: $25 (Breastfeeding book included.)
Wednesday Evenings (6:00 – 9:00pm):
January 23, February 13 and 27, March 20, April 10 and 24, May 15 and 29, June 26, July 17 and 31, August 28, September 11 and 25, October 23, November 6 and 20 and December 4
Sunday Afternoons (2:30 – 5:30pm):
January 6, March 10, June 9, August 18 and October 13
Targeted for siblings ages 4 –10. This class is designed to include brothers and sisters in the excitement surrounding the birth of a new sibling. We promote family bonding to help reduce jealous feelings. A tour of the birthing facility is included in this class. A parent must stay with the child. Fee: $10 per child
Please indicate the number of children and parents attending.
Saturday Afternoons (12:30 – 2:00pm):
February 2, April 6, June 8, August 24, October 5 and December 14
Birth and Babies Today
Begin this series during your 6th or 7th month. This multi-week series covers topics including variations of labor and birth, breathing and relaxation, tips for your support person, pain relief and care for the new mom and baby. Recommended for first-time parents. A tour of Childbirth Center is included. Fee: $75
Monday Five Week Series Start Dates (6:30 – 9:00pm):
January 7, February 18, April 1, May 13, July 1, August 5, September 16 and October 28
Tuesday Five Week Series Start Dates (6:30 – 9pm):
January 8, February 19, April 2, May 7, June 18, July 30, September 10 and October 22
Sunday Four Week Series Start Dates (2:30 – 5:30pm):
January 20, April 7, July 21, September 8 and October 27
Super Saturday Class
Take this in your 7th or early 8th month. This class combines the information from the Birth and Babies Today series into an all-day Saturday class. A good option as a refresher course or for those who would have difficulty attending five weekly sessions. (Not recommended for first-time parents.) A tour of Childbirth Center is included. Fee: $75
Saturdays (9:00am – 5:00pm):
January 19, February 23, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 22, July 20, August 17, September 14, October 19, November 16 and December 7
Infant and Prenatal Partner Massage
Learn and practice massage techniques that alleviate the principal complaints of pregnancy and labor. Participants will also see how to perform infant massage and learn the benefits of massage for a new baby. This class is taught by a certified massage therapist and includes practice time and mommy massage. Fee: $30 per couple.
Sunday Afternoons (2:00 – 5:00pm):
January 13, March 3, May 5, July 14, October 6 and November 24
Infant and Child CPR
American Heart Association certified instructors teach parents how to effectively perform the step of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the removal of airway obstruction for infants and children in our Family and Friends CPR Course. Keeping your home safe for little ones is also covered. This class does not provide certification in CPR. Fee: $25 per person
Thursday Evenings (6 – 9 p.m.):
January 3 and 17, February 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, April 4 and 18, May 2 and 16, June 6 and 20, July 18, August 1 and 15, September 5 and 19, October 3 and 17, November 7 and 21 and December 5