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
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.) You can download/view Parkwest’s Breastfeeding Book here.
Wednesday Evenings (6 – 9 p.m.):
- January 8 & 22
September 9 & 30
Sunday Afternoons (3 – 6 p.m.):
- February 9
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
Tuesday Four-Week Series Start Dates (6 – 9 p.m.):
- February 4
Sunday Three-Week Series Start Dates (3 – 7 p.m.):
- January 12, 19, & 26
February 23, March 1 & 8
May 31, June 7 & 14
August 9, 16, & 23
November 8 & 15 (two-week series)
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 2
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 a.m. – 5 p.m.):
- February 8