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    2014 Fort Sanders Regional Schedule

    Teddy Bear University Teddy Bear University Schedule
    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
    Classroom #2 on Lobby Level

    Tours are included in the Tuesday series, Super Saturday and the Sibling Classes


    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.

      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
    Cost: $65

    January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4
    February 11, 18, 25, March 4 & 11
    March 25, April 1, 8, 15, & 22
    April 29, May 6, 13, 20 & 27
    June 17, 24, July 1, 8 & 15
    August 5, 12, 19, 26; September 2
    September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7
    October 14, 21, 28, November 4 & 11
    November 18, 25, December 2, 9 & 16
      Super Saturday Class:

    Take this class in your 7th or 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 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
    Cost: $65

    January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 3, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 18, December 13
      Breathing & 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.

    Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm (Wednesdays)
    Cost: $25

    January 15, February 12, March 12, April 16, May 14, June 11, July 16, August 13, September 17, October 15, November 12, December 17
      Breastfeeding Class:

    Take this class in your 7th or 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! 

    Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm (Mondays)
    Cost: $25 (Breastfeeding book included)

    January 20, February 17, March 24, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 14, August 18, September 15, October 27, November 17, December 15
      CPR & Safety Class:

    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. Safety information is included, but the class does not provide certification in CPR.

    Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
    Cost: $25 per person

    January 2 or 16, February 6 or 20, March 6 or 20, April 10 or 24, May 1 or 22, June 12 or 26, July 3 or 17, August 7 or 21, September 11 or 25, October 2 or 16, November 6 or 20, December 4 or 18
      Sibling Class:

    Targeted for siblings ages 4 - 8

    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. 

    Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm (Thursdays unless otherwise noted)
    Cast: $10 per child

    February 13, April 17, June 19, August 14, October 9, December 11

    Group Tours are offered once a month – please check with the Call Center for dates and times @673-FORT (3678)

    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 you classes during the 6th or 7th month of your pregnancy. We recommend that you be finished with your classes 4 – 6 weeks before your due date. 

    To Register:

    By Phone - You may phone the Covenant Call Center @673-FORT (3678) to reserve a class or if you need to pay class fees with a credit card.

    By Mail - Go to the registration page and print off a registration form.

    Mail completed registration form with your class fees to:

    Covenant Health Call Center
    Teddy Bear University
    1921 Topside Road, Suite 203
    Louisville, Tn. 37777

    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 are subject to change. Please check with the Call Center to confirm dates before making special arrangements to schedule/attend a class.

    © 2014 Covenant Health
    100 Fort Sanders West Blvd.
    Knoxville, TN 37922
    (865) 374-1000