Services at Banner Estrella Medical Center  

Prenatal Education

 

Banner Estrella Medical Center offers an array of classes for parents-to-be. Our topics include: childbirth education, prenatal education, breastfeeding, classes for siblings and help for teen mothers. For more information, call (602) 230-2273 (CARE).

Take our Women & Infants Services Virtual Tour
Banner Estrella Medical Center works hard to protect our Women & Infants Services patients privacy during this important time for a family. That is why we have created this extensive virtual tour to allow you to see our unit first hand in the comfort of your own home. Voice over is provided by Amey Clark, RN educator.

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Prepared Childbirth Class
This class will help expectant mothers and their coaches feel more prepared, relaxed and knowledgeable about childbirth. You will learn: preparing for labor and delivery, body changes, stages of labor, breathing techniques, and positions for labor and delivery. Please bring two pillows, bottled water, a pen/pencil and dress comfortably. This class is recommended during the seventh month of pregnancy.

  • Cost: $70 and registration is required

For a list of dates and times, or to register for the Prepared Childbirth Class, call(602) 230-2273 (CARE) or register online.

Clase preparada de parto en español
Esta clase ayudará a las mamás embarazadas y a sus entrenadoras a sentirse más preparadas y relajadas y  saber más sobre el parto. Usted aprenderá cómo prepararse para el trabajo de parto y el parto y obtendrá información sobre los cambios corporales, las etapas del trabajo de parto, las técnicas de respiración y las posiciones para el trabajo de parto y el parto. Traiga dos almohadas, una botella de agua, una lapicera o un lápiz y ropa cómoda. Esta clase está destinada a las mujeres que dan a luz en Banner Estrella Medical Center y se recomienda tomarla durante el séptimo mes de embarazo.

  • Costo: $40. Es necesario inscribirse.
  • 12 de febrero, 6 de mayo, 19 de agosto y 7 de octubre.
  • Todas las clases son de 4 a 8 p.m.
  • Lugar: Centro de Conferencias de Banner Estrella Medical Center

La instructora que da las clases es Davina Garcia (enfermera registrada, especialista en lactancia certificada por la Junta Internacional).

Para inscribirse en la clase preparada de parto en español, hágalo en línea en www.bannerhealth.com/estrella; palabra clave: clases.


Natural Childbirth Class
Natural Childbirth preparation is a more natural, non-medicated approach to giving birth. This class is for expectant women desiring fewer medical interventions for her childbirth experience. An OB orientation tour is included in this class. Please bring two pillows, a large towel, and your "Banner Parents-to-Be" book.

  • Cost: $70 and registration is required

For a list of dates and times, or to register for the Natural Childbirth Class, call (602) 230-2273 (CARE) or register online.


Newborn Care Class
This class is for mothers and their support person who plan to deliver at Banner Estrella Medical Center and want information on parenting skills, baby care, and safety. Topics include feeding, diapering, bathing, and comforting the baby. You will also learn baby growth and development, as well as symptoms of illness.

  • Cost: $10 and registration is required

For a list of dates and times, or to register for the Newborn Care Class, call (602) 230-2273 (CARE) or register online.


Breastfeeding Class
This prenatal class offers breastfeeding techniques, including proper latch-on and release, pumping and storing, nutrition, breast milk production and going back to work. Please bring a support person, your "Banner Parents-to-Be" book, a pillow, and a doll or stuffed animal.

  • Cost: $25 and registration is required
  • When: First Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Conference Center Room 3

Register for this class by calling (602) 230-2273 (CARE) or register online.

Clase de lactancia en español
Esta clase prenatal brinda información sobre las técnicas de lactancia, incluso cómo lograr que el bebé se prenda y desprenda del pecho correctamente, cómo sacarse leche y guardarla, nutrición, producción de leche materna y el regreso al trabajo. Venga con un acompañante y traiga su manual para futuros padres de Banner, una almohada y un muñeco o animal de peluche.

  • Costo: $25. Es necesario inscribirse.
  • Todas las clases son de 4:00 a 8:00 p.m.
  • 26 de febrero, 20 de mayo, 26 de agosto y 14 de octubre.
  • Lugar: Centro de Conferencias de Banner Estrella Medical Center

La instructora que da las clases es Davina Garcia (enfermera registrada, especialista en lactancia certificada por la Junta Internacional).

Para inscribirse en la clase de lactancia en español, hágalo en línea en www.bannerhealth.com/estrella; palabra clave: clases


Preterm Labor Class
The Preterm Labor Class is designed to teach you the meaning of "preterm labor" and how to identify preterm labor early warning signs.

You will learn what you should do if you have symptoms of preterm labor and other complications of pregnancy such as Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH).  Early detection of preterm labor and other possible complications may lead to a more successful outcome for your pregnancy. This class is taught by one of Banner Estrella's preterm labor nurses Cindy Littlejohn, RN.

  • Cost: Free (registration required
  • When: First Monday of every month, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Conference Center

For a list of dates and times, or to register for the Preterm Labor class, call (602) 230-2273 (CARE) or register online.


Online Childbirth Education
The Gift of Motherhood eLearning Childbirth Education Program is an alternative for those who cannot attend a conventional prepared childbirth class due to bed rest, scheduling conflicts or time constraints.

  • Cost: $75
  • This is an interactive, Web-based program that includes animated illustrations, videos, voice-overs, and games.
  • It can be previewed on a PC or Mac
  • High speed internet is advised but dial-up will work; it will take longer to download
  • Once you pay for the program, a code will be e-mailed to you. It will be valid for 14 days starting from the time you first logon
  • Your childbirth educator’s contact information, e-mail and/or phone number will be included in the program for questions and support on the contact page.

To register for this program, call (602) 230-2273 (CARE).


Sibling Adjustment (Siblings Rule!) Class
This class is for children ages 3 to 12, that teaches kids what to expect and how to help with their new brother or sister. There will be presentations, coloring books, hands-on instruction with baby dolls, book readings, and more. Each participant will receive a big brother or big sister pin.

  • Cost: $10 per child
  • Where: Conference Center Room 1

For a list of dates and times, or to register for the Siblings Rule! Class, call (602) 230-2273 (CARE) or register online.

*Note: Classes will continue to be held during flu and RSV season; however, there will be no tours for siblings to ensure the safety of our patients.


Additionally, we offer a number of support services and programs that support it’s healing environment, including: 

Banner Estrella Medical Center
9201 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85037
(623) 327-4000
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