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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.

2020 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 7, January 14, January 21, January 28, February 4

February 11, February 18, February 25, March 3, March 10

March 24, March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21

May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2

June 9, June 16, June 23, July 7, July 14

July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18

August 25, September 1, September 8, September 15, September 22

September 29, October 6, October 20, October 27, November 10

November 17, November 24, December 1, December 8, December 15

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 19

February 16

March 22

April 19

May 17

June 21

July 26

August 23

September 27

October 18 

November 22

December 20


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 15

February 12

March 11

April 8

May 13

June 10

August 12

September 16

October 7

November 11

December 16


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 8

March 25

May 6

July 22

September 2

November 18


Hospital Tour

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

January 8

January 22

February 12

February 26

March 11

March 25

April 8

April 22

May 13

May 27

June 10

June 24

July 8

July 25

August 12

August 26

September 9

September 23

October 14

October 28

November 11

November 25

December 9

December 23


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 19

June 3

October 28


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 4

February 1

March 7

April 4

May 2

June 6

July 11

August 8

September 12

October 3

November 7

December 12