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Childbirth Education

You're expecting... and we’re expecting you!

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If you are planning the birth of a child, St. Mark’s Hospital offers one of the most robust childbirth education programs in the Salt Lake Valley, covering a variety of information. With something for everyone, our classes range in subject from parents preparing to have their first child to those planning a Cesarean delivery. Call (801) 268-7940 to register for classes.

To Schedule an Appointment, Call (801) 268-7940

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Nothing is more exciting than giving birth and you want to be as prepared as possible. The information in these classes include labor/delivery information, breathing, relaxation, partner’s role, medications used in birth and cesarean birth. A tour of the hospital and a breastfeeding class are included. Please see web site for dates and times.

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Nothing is more exciting than giving birth and you want to be as prepared as possible. If you are a first time parent or have not had a recent birth, come learn about the labor and delivery process, breathing and relaxation techniques, the birth partner’s role, post-partum care and much more. A tour of labor/delivery and postpartum areas is included. We keep the classes small, so register early! The price includes a breastfeeding class, but because of time constrictions it is taught on a different day.

Please note: this is an intensive class and all items taught in the six night class series may not be taught in the weekend intensive.

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This is a three week class for people who have already brought a baby into the world. It includes a review of labor, delivery, breathing, relaxation and medications used in labor. Students will be joining a class already in progress. A tour of labor and delivery are included.

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If you have already brought a baby into the world, this class is especially for you. It is a one day class taught on a Saturday. We will review the labor and delivery process, practice breathing and relaxation techniques, discuss the support person’s role, and medications used in labor. Students will be joining a class already in progress. A tour of labor/delivery and postpartum areas is included, if you choose to stay until 4:30pm.

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This course is designed for moms interested in using alternative methods of pain control for labor and delivery. We will discuss the anatomy and physiology of childbirth, the emotional and physical aspects of giving birth, and numerous comfort measures for labor, birth, and recovery. We will also practice breathing and relaxation techniques, discuss the role of the support person, and identify the best tools to help a laboring woman. This class includes a tour of labor/delivery and postpartum and a breastfeeding class are included.

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If you are having another baby and want to freshen up your knowledge of alternative methods of pain control, these four classes are for you. We will review the labor and birth process, practice breathing and relaxation techniques, and discuss other comfort measures for delivery. A tour of labor/delivery and postpartum areas is included. You will be joining a class that is already in progress.

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The HypnoBirthing class prepares a mother-to-be and her birthing partner to use self-hypnosis during the labor and delivery process. An instructor trained in both childbirth education and HypnoBirthing conducts each class, taking students through the entire birth process along with hypnosis and additional relaxation techniques to help make the birthing process easier, faster, less painful, and in some cases, pain free. This class includes five weeks of HypnoBirthing and one week of postpartum instruction. It also includes a tour of the hospital and a breastfeeding class

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If you are having another baby and want to freshen up on your knowledge of HypnoBirthing, this four week class is for you. We will review the labor and birth process, practice breathing, hypnosis techniques and discuss other comfort measures for labor and delivery. A tour of labor/delivery and postpartum areas is included. You will be joining a class that is already in progress.

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A Cesarean Birth is a special delivery. This class is for parents anticipating a surgical birth. We will discuss the events, expectations, and emotions surrounding a Cesarean Birth.

This is a one hour class which can be arranged according to your schedule.

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Breastfeeding is the best way to provide nutrition to your newborn, but how do you breastfeed? This class will provide you with the information you need to get off to a good start. Topics include nipple preparation, how to get your infant to latch on properly, and dealing with some common problems, such as sore nipples and engorgement.

Yes, Partners are invited and encouraged to attend the class.

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Breastfeeding Support Group has become the “Baby and Me Parents Support Group” this group supports breastfeeding mothers who may or may not need help and information with breastfeeding. Come meet other new mothers in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. For additional information and to register click the “Sign Up for Classes” link below.

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Are you anxious about caring for your newborn? This two week class is designed for anyone who is or soon will be a new parent. Topics include basic newborn care, bath demonstration, hospital routines and infant safety.

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The Amazing Newborn Class has become the “Baby and Me Parents Support Group” for additional information and to register click the “Sign Up for Classes” link below.

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Adding a new baby to your family creates a time of excitement and change, especially for the youngest family members. Super Siblings is designed to familiarize children with infant care, equipment and ways they can help. The course includes simple games to play with the baby, the advantages and rewards of being the older sibling, and a Child-Friendly Tour of labor/delivery and postpartum areas. Parents attend the class with their children. The class is recommended for children ages 2 1/2 to 10.

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If you wish children to be present at the actual birth, they need to be prepared. This class reviews what will happen during the labor and delivery (including a film of delivery), a hospital tour, and tips for parents to help their children prepare for a positive birth experience. This class meets immediately after the Super Siblings Class.

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Join us for a free tour of the Labor/Delivery and Postpartum areas of the Women's Pavilion. We offer tours every Wednesday evening of the month at 6:00 pm. Starting at the Information Desk in the first floor lobby of the Women's Pavilion.

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This class teaches the basics of becoming a babysitter through hands-on instruction for children ages 9 and up. Students will learn how to play with children, safety in the home, basic first-aid, when to call 911, changing diapers, getting a baby to sleep, how to deal with crying, and how to feed an infant or toddler. Register early, class number is limited to 20 students. Groups, such as church organizations, scouting troops and families are welcome!

Cost: $10.00 per student

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Our free Baby and Me Support Group is available for both pregnant and new parents, regardless of where you choose to deliver. This group will allow new parents to chat with other new parents to help gain confidence and help support them through the first year of parenting. A small group lesson may be offered every week. For additional information on dates, times and location please go to stmarkshospital.com/childbirthclass class to pre-register.

Babies are Welcome!

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You may be on bedrest but you still need to know about labor and delivery. Our information package is a viable alternative for th ose confined to bed and unable to attend childbirth education clases. Videos ande instructional information, as well as contact with a certified childbirth educator, will be provided. A physician’s order is required for program enrollment.

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Registrarte en una clase prenatal es una excelente manera de prepararte para el parto y el nacimiento de tu bebé. Nada es más conmovedor que sostener a tu bebé por primera vez en tus manos, y estar lo mejor preparada que puedas para ese momento es lo mejor que puedes hacer. Si eres madre primeriza, o has tenido otros bebes, no dejes de asistir a nuestra clase para aprender sobre el parto, tomar decisiones bien fundadas y reducir tus miedos. Ven y acompáñanos en nuestra clase de dos horas junto al Doctor John Dame.

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