Education & Support Groups
Valley Regional Medical Center offers various classes and support groups
- Hospital Tours
- Breast Pump Rental
- Prepared Childbirth / Lamaze
- Baby Care
- Breastfeeding Basics
- Infant CPR
- Big Brother/Big Sister Preparation Class
Prenatal Classes and Breastfeeding Classes
We now offer prenatal classes in both English and Spanish. The classes provide information about the birth process, as well as what to expect at the hospital; including medical procedures and interventions. The idea is to allow and encourage both partners to acquire the skills and confidence needed to make the birth of their baby a positive experience. Our Breastfeeding class is then offered in the afternoon as part of the prenatal class. Nutrition is discussed, as well as positions for breastfeeding, and what to expect as the milk matures and baby grows. There is ample time allowed for questions. Again, we encourage the bonding that goes with breastfeeding as well as providing the best nutrition available for baby.
Big Brother/Big Sister Classes
The Big Brother/Big Sister classes are geared toward 4-8 yr olds who will soon have a new sibling. They have some attention just for themselves as they learn how special it is to be a big brother or big sister. These classes are offered in both English and Spanish. The children confront some issues such as jealousy, while staying positive about their new brother or sister. They get to learn, in a hands on manner just what they can do to help Mom with the new baby; such as getting a diaper, wash cloth or baby wipe. At the end of the class they get a T-shirt that announces to the world that they are a: Big Brother or Big Sister.