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Class Schedules 2013
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Classroom #2 on Lobby Level
Tours are included in the 5 Part Series, Super Saturday and Sibling Classes
"Pregnancy and Childbirth" Tuesday 5 part series:
Begin this series during your 6th or 7th month
This five-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. Includes a facility tour.
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm (Tuesdays)
January 8, 15, 22, 29 & February 5
February 12, 19, 26 & March 5 & 12
March 19, 26, April 2, 9 & 16
April 23, 30, May 7, 14 & 21
May 28, June 4, 11, 25 & July 2 (skip June 18)
July 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 6
August 13, 20, 27 & September 10 & 17 (skip 9/3)
September 24, October 1, 8, 15 & 22
November 5, 12, 19, 26 & December 3
Super Saturday Class:
Take this in your 7th or early 8th month.
This class combines the information from the Pregnancy and Childbirth series into an all-day Saturday class. A good option as a refresher course or for those moms-to-be who would have difficulty attending five weekly sessions. Includes a tour of the facility. Breathing and relaxation is not included in the Super Saturday Class.
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm (Saturdays)
January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 4, June 1, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 7
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!
6:00 - 8:30pm (Mondays)
January 21, February 18, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 24, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16
Breathing and Relaxation Class:
Take this class in your 7th month.
Study and practice various breathing and relaxation techniques to help you cope with the early stages of labor. NOTE: This class is only available at our Fort Sanders Regional location.
6:00 - 9:00pm (Wednesdays)
January 16, February 13, March 13, April 17, May 15, June 5, July 17, August 14, September 18, October 16, November 13, December 11
Infant & Child CPR:
American Heart Association certified instructors teach parents how to effectively perform the steps of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the removal of airway obstruction for infants and children in our Family and Friends CPR Course. Safety information is included, but the class does not provide certification in CPR.
6:00 - 9:00pm (Thursdays)
Cost: $25.00 per person
January 10 or 24, February 7 or 28, March 7 or 21, April 11 or 25, May 9 or 23, June 13 or 27, July 11 or 25, August 8 or 22, September 12 or 26, October 10 or 24, November 7 or 21, December 5 or 12
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.
6:30 - 8:3pm (Thursdays, unless otherwise noted)
$10.00 per child
February 21, April 4, June 6, August 15, October 3, December 10 (Tuesday)
Group Tours are offered one Sunday a month at 3:00 pm. Call 541-4947 to be scheduled for a tour.
*You may phone the Covenant Call Center @673-FORT (673-3678) to reserve a class or if you need to pay class fees with a credit card.
*Classroom space is automatically reserved for two when signing up for classes except for CPR and the Sibling Classes.
Classes fill up 2-3 months in advance, so please register early (by your 4th or 5th month). You will be scheduled to take your classes during the 6 or 7 month of your pregnancy. We recommend that you be finished with your classes 4 -6 weeks before your due date.
*Some Insurance Providers will reimburse for some of your classes. Please check with your Insurance Provider for their requirements for reimbursement if available. If you are on TennCare or financially challenged we can help with the fees for the classes, please ask for this assistance if needed.
*Please dress in comfortable clothes when attending classes and bring your support person with you when possible.
“Disclaimer” Class dates subject to change. Please check with the Call Center to confirm dates before making special arrangements to schedule/attend a class.