Education

Women and Children's Services at St. Tammany Parish offers a multitude of classes and programs to all prenatal moms and dads at various costs and are located at the hospital. For class times and location, please check our calendar by clicking here

To register or for more information, please call (985) 898-4083 or email sryan@stph.org.



PREPARED CHILDBIRTH

Learn the physical and emotional changes that occur and how your baby develops throughout your pregnancy. Learn the signs of labor, stages of labor and what to expect during childbirth. Breathing and relaxation techniques demonstrated for use during labor. Anesthesia options will be discussed. Series of two classes.


NEW FAMILY CENTER OPEN HOUSE

Meet in third floor lobby to tour the New Family Center on the first and third Saturday of each month. Learn all about the private birthing suites, rooming in, skin-to-skin and more.


BABY CARE BASICS

Learn helpful hints and what to expect when caring for your new baby.


BABY CHAT FOR SIBLINGS

A fun class for the siblings of newborns to help them understand the changes that occur when mom and dad bring home the new baby. Girls and boys are welcome, ages three and up. A parent is required to stay with the child.



BOOT CAMP FOR NEW DADS

A class for new dads, taught by veteran dads, who orient rookies on the realities of fatherhood. Caring for baby, caring for new mom and learning what comes with the new fatherhood role.


BREASTFEEDING CLASSES

An art of breastfeeding class explains the benefits of breastfeeding as well as common concerns of the early breastfeeding period, or you can join our certified lactation consultant for questions and answers at our breastfeeding support group at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center.


USING LAMAZE TECHNIQUES

All aspects of the birthing process and methods of delivery are discussed. Relaxation and pain control techniques will be practiced to help you through the childbirth experience.