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Fort Sanders Regional Teddy Bear University Schedule

Teddy Bear University Childbirth Education Classes are held in classroom 2 or 3 on the lobby level of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.  Tours are included in the Tuesday series, Super Saturday and the Sibling Classes.

Congratulations!

The anticipation of a baby can be an exciting and challenging time in your life.

Teddy Bear University wants to assist you in obtaining the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to meet these challenges.  Attending any or all of the following classes will help you prepare for the birth of your child.

2019 Class Schedule

Pregnancy & Childbirth Class

Begin this series during your 6th or 7th month. This five-week series covers topics including variations of labor and birth, breathing and relaxation, tips for your support person, pain relief, and care for the new mom and Baby. Recommended for first-time parents. Includes a facility tour.

(6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – $65.00 Fee)

January 8, January 15, January 22, February 5, February 12

February 19, February 26, March 5, March 12, March 19

March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23

April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28

June 4, June 11, June 18, July 2, July 9

July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13

August 20, September 3, September 10, September 17, September 24

October 1, October 8, October 15, October 22, October 29

November 5, November 12, November 19, December 3, December 10

Breastfeeding

Take this class in your 7th or early 8th month. Learn breastfeeding basics such as how to get started, correct positioning and technique, tips for returning to work, and an overview of breast pumps. Fathers-to-be are encouraged to attend! Fee: $25 (Breastfeeding book included.)

(6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – $25.00 Fee)

January 10

February 21

March 14

April 11

May 16

June 20 

August 8

September 12

October 17  

November 14

December 12   


Infant and Child CPR

American Heart Association certified instructors teach parents how to effectively perform the steps of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the removal of airway obstruction for infants and children in our Family and Friends CRP Course. Keeping your home safe for little ones is also covered. This class does not provide certification in CPR. Fee: $25 per person

(6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – $25.00 Fee)

January 16

February 20

March 13

April 17

May 29

July 10

August 14

September 4

October 16

November 13

December 18


Breathing and Relaxation

Take this class in your 7th month. Learn about and practice various breathing and relaxation techniques to help you cope with the stages of labor.

(6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – $25.00 Fee)

January 2

March 27

May 22

July 24

September 25

November 20


Hospital Tour

(6:00 p.m. Located in main lobby – no fee but registration is required)

January 23

February 13

March 6

March 20

April 3

May 8

June 19

July 17

August 21

September 18

October 23

November 6

December 11


Siblings

Targeted for siblings ages 4 –8, this class is designed to include brothers and sisters in the excitement surrounding the birth of a new sibling. A tour of the birthing facility is included in this class. A parent must stay with the child. Please indicate the number of children and parents attending.

(6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – $10.00 Fee per child)
Recommended for ages 4 to 8.

February 27

June 5

October 30


Super Saturday

Take this in your 7th or early 8th month. This class combines the information from the Pregnancy and Childbirth series into an all-day Saturday class, except Breathing and Relaxation which is not included. A good option as a refresher course or for those who would have difficulty attending five weekly sessions. (Not recommended for first-time parents.) A tour of Childbirth Center is included.

(9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – $65.00 Fee – Lunch on your own)

January 12

February 9

March 9

April 13

May 18

June 22

July 20

August 10          

September 14

October 5

November 9

December 7