Childbirth Education Program
We want you to cherish the memories of your child’s birth. Our FirstSteps Education Series will help prepare you for the experience. It’s one of the many educational programs offered by the Women’s Center at Bay Area. When you enroll in our Childbirth Education Program, you'll receive important information through classes designed for your entire family, including your baby's siblings. Day, evening and weekend classes are offered to fit your schedule. Register now for classes or call 361-761-1549 for more information.
There is a $25 registration fee which includes access to all classes. Send checks made payable to:
Corpus Christi Medical Center – FirstSteps –
P. O. Box 8991
Corpus Christi, TX 78468
Please call 361-761-1549 as soon as you know you are pregnant to reserve your place in FirstSteps.
Getting Ready for Childbirth
Begin these classes eight to ten weeks prior to your due date. Explore childbirth options and learn ways to help cope with labor and birth. Choose one evening per week, a weekend class, or choose an express one-day Sunday class.
You and Your Baby
When you're in your last trimester (8th - 9th month), you will learn ways of relating to and caring for your new baby during the first three months of his or her life. An evening two-hour class is available.
Also during your last trimester of pregnancy, our instructors will help you prepare for a satisfying breastfeeding experience for both you and your newborn. An evening two-hour class is available.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Your children can attend a class during your last trimester of pregnancy. This is a special class for brothers and sisters ages 3-10 to learn positive ways to interact with the new baby and explore their own feelings.
Designed to assist and educate parents of newborns in handling emergency situations with their baby (2 hours).
Cesarean Birth Class
Discusses reasons for Cesarean birth and focuses on Cesarean birth options: VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean) choices of anesthesia, timing of the delivery and tests for fetal maturity and well-being, participation by the support person and early infant contact. (2 hours)
Lecture attended by prospective parents which includes a presentation and question/answer session regarding anesthesia/analgesia choices available for childbirth. (1 hour)
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