Empowering you with a supported childbirth and breastfeeding experience

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine offers several prenatal and childbirth classes that reflect current practices and are offered in a variety of formats to meet your needs and schedules. Welcome!

Childbirth and newborn classes

  • Childbirth class (online)

    This class alternative is for couples who prefer learning in the comfort of their own home and at their own pace or for couples who are on bedrest or who have scheduling conflicts.

    This interactive program includes videos and illustrations that provides couples with the skills that are essential to an informed childbirth experience.

    Register for an online childbirth class

  • Childbirth class (1 day, in-person)

    This class focuses on preparation for childbirth, emphasizing the experience of labor and birth and the important role of the support person. A variety of comfort measures are taught and practiced in class, including relaxation and breathing techniques. Special Procedures and epidurals are discussed, as well as an overview of cesarean birth, postpartum, and the newborn. Registration fee includes partner.

    Register for a 1 day, in-person childbirth class

  • Childbirth class (2 week series, in-person)

    Our family-centered childbirth class is taught by experienced childbirth educators who help prepare the expectant mother and her support partner for the many possibilities of labor and delivery. This course includes how to support a mother and her new baby during the first few weeks at home. Please bring 2 pillows and a blanket for relaxation techniques. Registration fee includes a partner.

    Register for an in-person childbirth class

  • Cesarean class (online)

    Sometimes a planned cesarean is a necessary surgical birth option for a healthy mom and a healthy baby. Becoming informed and prepared will help you gain understanding and help you make good choices. Learn about what to expect during your hospital stay and how to have a good recovery process when you return home.

    Register for an online cesarean class

  • Infant and child CPR class

    This non-certification course is designed for new parents, grandparents and caregivers of your infant.

    Infant CPR and choking as well as how to baby-proof your house will be provided.

    Register for a CPR class

  • Newborn care class (online)

    A self-study program designed to help new parents transition to parenting right in the comfort of their own home, this class gives you a wonderful guide to help you learn about the basics of taking care of your new infant.

    Register for an online newborn care class

  • Newborn care class (in-person)

    This interactive class is designed to help new parents, grandparents or nannies develop realistic expectations while learning the basics of infant care.

    Topics will include soothing techniques, guidelines for safe sleep, diapering, car seat safety, feeding, and bathing. Invaluable parenting tips and resources will help build your parenting skills.

    Find an in-person newborn care class

  • Fatherhood class

    Preparing for fatherhood is no easy task. Men want to support their partners and new babies, but often feel lost and unsure about how to do that. This useful, informative, and entertaining class was created for men to help them find their way on this unique journey. With a positive focus on the importance of being involved right from the start, you'll learn how to support your partner through pregnancy and birth, as well as survival tips for those first few sleep-deprived months with a newborn.

    Register for an online fatherhood class

  • Sibling class

    Growing your family? Help your child become a super sibling!

    This online sibling preparation class teaches you how to support your child as they grow into their role of big brother or sister.

    You will learn how to answer tough questions, ways to help your child feel involved, how to reduce jealousy, and more.

    Plus, to encourage your sibling-to-be, there are fun lessons to do together, complete with kid-friendly video clips, coloring pages, and activities (recommended for ages 3-7).

    Register for an online sibling class

  • Car seat safety demonstration

    Learning how to use the new car seat is often the last step in preparing for the arrival of a new baby. In the chaos and excitement before the baby is born, this isn't always done well or at all. Car seats often come with lengthy instructions that parents may not read or fully understand, causing many car seats to be used incorrectly. The Car Seat Safety Demonstration provides expectant and new parents with an opportunity to focus on the proper use of a car seat.

    Register for an a car seat safety demonstration class

  • Car seat education and more (virtual)

    Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children and their families around the world. This presentation is intended to expand your understanding of basic vehicle passenger safety, selecting and use of car seats appropriate for a child's size, and vehicular heatstroke awareness. This class is offered in partnership with Cooks Children and Safe Kids of North Texas. This is a virtual class using Zoom Meeting.

    Register for a car seat education class

Breastfeeding classes and support groups

In our breastfeeding classes, 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.

Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter is a course for young teens in grades 6-8 who are ready to learn the skills they need to care for themselves and younger children.

This course teaches young teens life and business skills, so they know how to be prepared, be responsible and be considerate whether they are babysitting or doing odd jobs for family, friends or neighbors.

Register for a Safe Sitter class