• Birthing & Baby Care Classes

    Educational opportunities to help your family prepare for a new arrival

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    For class dates, times, fees, locations and other details – and to register – visit the Wellmont Nurse Connection class search page and select the class you’re interested in.

    Childbirth Class – Kingsport

    Childbirth is a one-day prenatal education class providing valuable information and skills to help you prepare for your birth experience.

    For expectant moms and dads or support partners, this class will cover:

    • Last trimester of pregnancy
    • Labor and delivery process
    • Breathing and relaxation techniques
    • Birth
    • Medical procedures and pain management
    • Postpartum care
    • Tour of the Birthplace at Holston Valley Medical Center

    Childbirth Class – Bristol

    Similar to our Kingsport class, the Childbirth in a Day maternity class provides a full day of childbirth preparation covering:

    • Baby care
    • Breastfeeding basics
    • Labor and delivery education
    • Infant CPR discussion
    • Tour of the New Life Birthing Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center

    Baby Care Class – Kingsport

    Baby Care Basics is a hands-on newborn class teaching fundamental parenting skills you'll want to know with a new infant around.

    Topics covered include:

    • Sleep
    • Bathing and massaging
    • Umbilical cord and circumcision care
    • Bulb suction
    • Warning signs for when to call a pediatrician
    • Feeding and burping
    • Infant safety and CPR basics
    • How to interview a pediatrician

    And you'll have the opportunity to practice how to diaper, swaddle, burp and use bulb suction.

    Breastfeeding Class – Kingsport

    Breastfeeding Basics teaches the fundamentals of lactation and nursing one night each month.

    Topics covered include:

    • Nutrition
    • Correct position and latch
    • How to know whether your baby is getting enough
    • Pumping and storage
    • Engorgement
    • Returning to work
    • And much more

    New Siblings Class – Kingsport

    Siblings Class is an educational session for soon-to-be brothers and sisters. Though geared toward children 3-6 years of age, all ages are welcome.

    This class is designed to help children learn important newborn care needs, as well as ways a big brother or sister can help or be involved. It also offers a tour of the unit where the new baby will be born.

    A parent or guardian must be in attendance with the child / children at all times.

    Looking for classes in Greeneville?

    We also offer classes in Greeneville, TN, covering prenatal care, labor and delivery, breastfeeding and more at Takoma Regional Hospital.

    You can learn more about Wellmont's pregnancy and childbirth services here.

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