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Childbirth Classes

Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health

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Empowering you with a supported childbirth experience

Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, has engaged North Dallas Doula Associates to help empower and educate women with specialized, boutique-style classes. We are excited to share our new classes, full of evidence-based techniques and designed for the specific needs of birthing patients and their partners.

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Online childbirth and breastfeeding classes
Not every family is able to attend parent education classes in person, while others learn better with a self-directed class. Baylor Scott & White Health wants you to get the information you need about this special time, no matter what your learning preferences are.

We now offer online childbirth and breastfeeding education for your convenience. This interactive, web-based instruction contains animated illustrations, videos and games to make learning easy and fun.

Prenatal wellness class

We know pregnancy is an exciting and sometimes confusing time. Let us help you find the tools to enjoy this amazing, transformative experience. This two-part class was created to assist you in the 1st and 2nd trimesters when your body is changing and growing.

Class one topics include:

  • Prenatal nutrition
  • Healthy foods vs. foods to avoid
  • Common food myths and pregnancy discomforts
  • Self-care and wellness

Class two topics include:

  • Building a supportive birth team
  • Prenatal positions
  • Pelvic floor health
  • Comfort measures
  • Mindfulness, mantra and manifestation
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Childbirth classes

In our childbirth classes, couples will learn everything they need to know to have the informed birth they desire.

Prepared childbirth
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In this class, we will discuss:

  • Signs and symptoms of labor
  • Phases and stages of labor
  • Comfort measures for labor
  • Hospital tour
  • Medically necessary reasons for induction
  • Avoiding unnecessary interventions
  • C-section
  • Anesthesia
  • Limited breathing and relaxation techniques and visualization
  • Postpartum
  • Fourth trimester
Push Class
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Let us help you discover ways to calm your mind and let your body do the work. This class includes:

  • Create a calm environment
  • Promote hormonal abundance
  • Release endorphins
  • Positions for labor
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Pressure points
  • Massage techniques
  • Breathing techniques
Fast-Tracked Prepared Childbirth
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In this condensed version of the Prepared Childbirth class, couples will learn everything they need to know to have the informed birth they desire. This class was designed and created to help take the fear out of childbirth through evidence-based research, education, and informed consent.

Unmedicated Prepared Childbirth
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Similar to the Prepared Childbirth Class, this class was designed and created to help take the fear out of childbirth, but will prepare couples for a low intervention, unmedicated, natural birth. Curriculum is based on evidence-based research, education and informed consent.

Online Prepared Childbirth
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We now offer online childbirth education for your convenience. This interactive, web-based instruction contains animated illustrations, videos and games to make learning easy and fun.

Breastfeeding classes

Breastfeeding basics

In this class, we will discuss what to expect when parenting a breastfed infant, how to prepare to breastfeed, pitfalls and "booby traps" to avoid, and where to go for support and help along the way. This class will set you up to identify normal newborn behavior, infant feeding cues, proper latch and positioning, frequency and duration of feedings, understanding supply and demand, as well as the importance of input and output in your newborn.

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Pumping for working moms

Returning to work after giving birth is never easy, but having a plan can make all the difference. This class will discuss creating a pumping schedule, how and when to use your pump, milk storage, keeping up your supply, introducing the bottle, common obstacles and misconceptions and much more.

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Newborn classes

Infant and child CPR

This non-certification class is designed specifically for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of infants and children. Our essential hands-on practice class provides the skills and confidence to turn a life-threatening situation into a lifesaving one. Come gain the confidence, skills, and knowledge to save a child's life.

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Newborn care

This class is perfect for expecting parents wondering what happens AFTER the baby comes. We will cover basics such as newborn appearance, bathing, diapering, growth spurts, milestones, safe sleeping and newborn sleep expectations, skin care, calming techniques, circumcision, intact care and more.

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Family support classes

We believe that all families matter, and we are invested in helping you navigate your unique and intentional birth and postpartum experience.

Rocking dads
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In the Rocking Dads class, you will learn how to support your birth partner with knowledge and confidence. The journey will take you through relationship, communication, how to make a birth plan, early labor, non-medical interventions, medical interventions, labor and delivery, C-section, breastfeeding and more from the perspective of a partner. This class is for men only and does contain adult language.

LGBTQ+ family
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This class will cover finding an inclusive birth team, discovering a patient centered facility that offers nonjudgmental support, preparing for second parent adoption, exploring questions to ask in advance and obstacles you may encounter along the way, preparing for postpartum parenthood and adapting to your new roles as a family.

Siblings
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A new baby in the house can be as exciting and as challenging to your other children as it is to you. This class meets once to orient big brothers or sisters to their new role. They will learn about babies, talk about the special role of big brother or sister and take a mini-tour of the hospital so they can see where mom is going to be.

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