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    2014 Parkwest Medical Center Schedule

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    Congratulations!

    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.

    NOTE: Class dates are subject to change.
    If delivering at Parkwest Medical Center, the expectant mother and her support person will need to make an appointment with our pre-admission nurse at (865) 373-4090. Pre-admission appointments take place at 36 weeks of gestation or later and will include a tour of the Childbirth Center

    Breastfeeding

    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.)

    2014 Dates
    Wednesday Evenings (6 – 9 p.m.):
    • January 22
    • Feb. 12 and 26
    • March 19
    • April 9
    • May 7 and 28
    • June 25
    • July 9 and 23
    • August 6
    • Sept. 10 and 24
    • October 8
    • Nov. 5 and 19
    • December 10
    Sunday Afternoons (2:30 – 5:30 p.m.):
    • January 5
    • March 9
    • April 27
    • June 8
    • August 24
    • October 26
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    Sibling Class

    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. Please indicate the number of children and parents attending. Fee: $10 per child

    2014 Dates
    Sunday Afternoons (3 – 4:30 p.m.):
    • February 23
    • April 13
    • June 1
    • August 17
    • October 19
    • December 7
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    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

    2014 Dates
    Monday Five-Week Series
    Start Dates (6:30 – 9 p.m.):
    • January 6
    • February 17
    • March 31
    • May 5
    • June 23
    • August 4
    • September 15
    • October 27
    Tuesday Five-Week Series
    Start Dates (6:30 – 9 p.m.):
    • January 7
    • February 11
    • March 25
    • May 6
    • June 17
    • July 29
    • September 9
    • October 21
    Sunday Four-Week Series
    Start Dates (2:30 – 5:30 p.m.):
    • January 19
    • March 16
    • July 20
    • September 21
    • November 2
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    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

    2014 Dates
    Saturdays (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.):
    • January 18
    • February 22
    • March 15
    • April 12
    • May 17
    • June 21
    • July 19
    • August 16
    • September 13
    • October 11
    • November 15
    • December 13
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    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

    2014 Dates
    Sunday Afternoons (2 – 5 p.m.):
    • January 12
    • March 2
    • May 4
    • July 13
    • September 7
    • November 30
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    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 CRP Course. Keeping your home safe for little ones is also covered. This class does not provide certification in CPR. Fee: $25 per person

    2014 Dates
    Thursday Evenings (6 – 9 p.m.):
    • January 2 and 16
    • February 6 and 20
    • March 6 and 20
    • April 3 and 17
    • May 1 and 15
    • June 5 and 19
    • July 17
    • August 7 and 21
    • September 4 and 18
    • October 2 and 16
    • November 6 and 20
    • December 4
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    Knoxville, TN 37922
    (865) 374-1000