Click here for what you need to know about Teddy Bear University Classes at Fort Sanders Regional during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note: Hospital tours are not currently being offered. Click here to view a virtual tour of our Women’s Services department.
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. (Note: Tours not currently offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
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.
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. (Note: Tours not currently offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
(6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – $65.00 Fee)
- January 4, January 11, January 18, January 25, February 1
- February 8, February 15, February 22, March 1, March 8
- March 15, March 22, March 29, April 5, April 12
- April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17
- May 24, June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28
- July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9
- August 16, August 23, September 6, September 13, September 20
- September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25
- November 1, November 8, November 15, November 29, December 6
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.)
(4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – $25.00 Fee)
Hospital tours not currently offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 and infant CPR 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. (Note: Tours not currently offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
(9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – $65.00 Fee – Lunch on your own)