10301 Gateway West El Paso, TX 79925
Del Sol Medical Center Prenatal Classes are for registered patients only.
CLASS I: CHILDBIRTH & POSTPARTUM CARE | 10–11:30 a.m.
Prepare for a great birthing experience with evidence-based information and education. We cover topics such as common discomforts of pregnancy, signs and symptoms of preterm labor, when to come to the hospital, and what to bring. Learn about medication, epidurals, and other comfort techniques used during labor. We’ll discuss recovery and postpartum care for both mother and baby, including skin-to-skin bonding.
CLASS II: BABY-CARE ESSENTIALS | 11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Infants don’t come with instructions, but this class will prepare new parents with the guidance they need to care for their new bundle of joy. Topics include normal newborn appearance and behavior, crying, safe sleep, diapering, swaddling, feeding and development. We’ll cover everything from choosing a pediatrician before your delivery to what you’ll need for your baby’s birth certificate. Get the latest information about immunizations, hearing screening, our newborn follow-up clinic, and basic infant CPR.
CLASS III: BREASTFEEDING | 1:45–3 p.m.
Breastfeeding is natural, but it doesn’t always come naturally. We show moms how breastfeeding works, how to avoid complications, and the advantages of exclusive breastfeeding. You’ll learn what to expect the first few days, what’s normal newborn behavior, and how your body responds to breastfeeding. Get all your questions answered, plus tips on purchasing a breast pump, pump maintenance, and storing and maintaining your milk supply.
DEPARTMENT TOUR | 3:15–3:45 p.m.
See the maternity department for yourself, from our beautiful labor and delivery suites to our newborn transition nursery and special-care nursery. Get an inside look at how our family-centered maternity-care program will care for you and your baby.