Prenatal Education FAQs
Sometimes it is confusing to know what class is right for you. Suzanne Clinton, Banner Desert Medical Center prenatal educator, answers some of the most common questions. Visit our Prenatal Education Class web page to click on the classes individually.
Question: I am 28 weeks pregnant with my first baby, what classes would you recommend for me and my support person?
Answer: There are many classes at Banner Desert for the first-time parent. Some I would recommend include:
- Prepared Childbirth Class: The class will help expectant mothers and their coaches feel more prepared, relaxed and knowledgeable about childbirth.
- Baby Care Class: Provides hands-on instruction on parenting skills, baby care and safety.
- Just for Dads: This class is a must for all first-time dads! It is led by men for men, taught by a physician who himself is an experienced father. Topics include how to be supportive through labor, what to expect postpartum, and balancing work and family.
- OB Orientation: This FREE class provides a presentation of Women and Infant Services and gives you an overview of what to expect in the hospital.
- Epidural Class: This free class is for expectant mothers and their support person who are planning to have an epidural during labor.
Question: I am pregnant with my third baby, are there any classes I can take?
Answer: To make sure all our moms are up-to-date on the latest options and technology for delivery, we offer a Refresher Childbirth Class. The class will provide you with a brief overview of current labor and delivery techniques, as well as updates birthing care.
I would also recommend to you our Sibling Adjustment Class. Created specifically for children who are welcoming a new baby into the family, this interactive class helps kids prepare for the new arrival. Kids will learn, with the help of a doll, about holding, gentle touch, feeding, diapering and safety, while singing songs and doing crafts.