Classes, Events & Support at Banner Thunderbird  

Classes at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

 

Call (602) 230-CARE to register for any of the following classes.

Parents-to-Be Courses

 


OB Orientation Tour
Free class for mothers-to-be and their support person who plan to deliver at Banner Thunderbird. Your tour includes a sneak peek at our labor, delivery, recovery, and private patient rooms. The tours are led by Women's Center nurses and give you an opportunity to become acquainted with the services, people and philosophy of care.   

The tour meets in the lobby of the East entrance.  Park in the parking garage, walk across the circle drive to the East Entrance/Maternity Check-in. 

To register call 602-230-CARE (602-230-2273) extension 1 and tell the operator you want to register for the OB Orientation at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.


Baby Care Prenatal Class

This class is for mothers and their support person wanting information on parenting skills, baby care, and safety. Topics include feeding, diapering, bathing, and comforting the baby. You will also learn baby safety, development, growth, and symptoms of illness. 

Registration

  • To register call 602-230-CARE (602-230-2273) extension 1 and tell the operator you want to register for the Baby Care Prenatal Class at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.
  • AHCCCS PARTICIPANTS MUST CALL 602-230-CARE TO REGISTER
  • You must be delivering at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center to attend this class.

Fees: $25
There is a $10 fee for cancellation.   Sorry, no refund for cancellations one week before the class.

Where to go
Please enter the medical center from the east entrance.
*Please use the east entrance. 

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Online Childbirth Education Available
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.

The program 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.

The cost of the program is $75. 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. Preview the eLearning experience 

Participants must call 230-CARE to register. 


Breastfeeding Class
This class covers all the information you need to get started nursing your baby including breast feeding techniques, nutrition, breast milk production/storage and going back to work. You may bring someone to class. Please bring your "Parents to Be Book" to class. Please use the main (east) entrance. Class location will be posted in the main lobby. 

Cost:  $25    
There is a $10 fee for cancellations and no refund one week prior to class.

What to bring
Please bring your "Parents to Be" book to class, which you receive at your doctor’s office.

Where to go
Enter the medical center through the East entrance. Check in at the information desk for class location.

How to register
To register call 602-230-CARE (602-230-2273) extension 1 and tell the operator you want to register for the Breastfeeding Class at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.  Please register expectant mom only; spouse/birthing partner is included.

  • AHCCCS PARTICIPANTS MUST CALL 602-230-CARE TO REGISTER


Childbirth Preparation Class
Topics include preparing for labor and delivery, body changes, stages of labor, breathing techniques, positions for labor and delivery, as well as medical options and practices. Please bring two pillows, a mat or large towel, a pen, and your "Parents to Be" book. A tour is included. Enter the hospital through the main entrance (east side).  Class location will be posted in the mail lobby.  

Fee: $70

Dates:  Classes are once a week for four weeks.  A tour is included.  There is a $10 cancellation fee and no refund one week prior to first class.

Where to go
Come into the medical center through the East entrance.  The class location will be listed on a poster in the lobby.   

How to register

  • To register call 602-230-CARE (602-230-2273) extension 1 and tell the operator you want to register for the Childbirth Preparation Class at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.  Please register expectant mom only; spouse/birthing partner is included.
  • AHCCCS PARTICIPANTS MUST CALL 602-230-CARE TO REGISTER.
  • You must be delivering at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center to take this class.


One Day Childbirth Class --Saturday
This is a one-day, Saturday class is for those who plan on delivering at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.  Please register the expectant mom only; spouse/birthing partner is included.  A tour is included.

Fee: $70

To take this class you must be delivering at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

What to bring

  • Pillows
  • Large towel
  • "Parents to Be"  book (which you received at your doctor’s office)

    Where to go
    Enter Banner Thunderbird Medical Center through the East entrance.  Class location will be displayed on a poster in the East lobby.

    How to register
    To register call 602-230-CARE (602-230-2273) extension 1 and tell the operator you want to register for the Saturday Childbirth Preparation Class at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

    AHCCCS PARTICIPANTS MUST CALL 602-230-CARE TO REGISTER.


    Childbirth Refresher 
    This refresher class is for expectant mothers and their coaches who have previously been through childbirth. Topics include labor and delivery, breathing techniques, relaxation, and the coach's role. A tour is included.

    Fee: $50

    What to bring

    Where to go
    Enter the hospital through the East entrance.
    Class location will be posted in the East lobby.

    How to register

    • To register call 602-230-CARE (602-230-2273) extension 1 and tell the operator you want to register for the Childbirth Preparation Refresher Class at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.  Please register expectant mom only; spouse/birthing partner is included.
    • AHCCCS PARTICIPANTS MUST CALL 602-230-CARE TO REGISTER
    • Must be delivering at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

    Teen Childbirth Class - 18 & Under
    This class will address body changes, nutrition, baby development, what to expect, when you should call the doctor and what you can do to make labor and delivery easier. You can attend with or without one labor partner

    • Classes are once a week for four weeks
    • You must be 18 years old or younger
    • A tour is included
    • This is not Lamaze

    Fee: $20
    There is a $10 cancellation fee and no refund one week prior to first class.

    What to bring

    • Please bring two pillows
    • Paper and a pen
    • Wear comfortable clothing
    • "Parents to Be" book

    Where to go
    Enter the hospital through the East entrance). Class location will be posted in the East lobby.  

    How to register

    • To register call 602-230-CARE (230-2273) extension 1 and tell the operator you want to register for the Teen Childbirth Preparation Class at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.  Please register expectant mom only; spouse/birthing partner is included.
    • AHCCCS PARTICIPANTS MUST CALL 602-230-CARE TO REGISTER
    • You must be a teen and be delivering at Banner Thunderbird to attend this class.

    Sibling Adjustment Class
    The class is for children ages 3-10. It covers adjusting to a new baby in the family, interacting with the baby, feelings, holding the baby and a trip to the nursery.  An adult must attend and the children receive a t-shirt that is included in the cost of the class.  Mom must be delivering at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

    Time:  10 to 11 a.m.

    Fee: $20
    There is a $10 fee for cancellations and no refund for cancellations one week prior to class.

  • Where to go
    Please enter the hospital using the east entrance.  Class location will be posted in the main lobby.

    How to register
    To register call 602-230-CARE (602-230-2273) extension 1 and tell the operator you want to register for the Sibling Adjustment Class at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center


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    Glendale, AZ 85306
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