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Women & Children Education & Support

If you are nervous about the arrival of your new baby coming, our childbirth and breastfeeding classes focus on the many needs of expectant parents to help prepare them for one of the most important events of their lives. Rio Grande Regional Hospital educational programs and classes are open to all members of the community. Prospective parents are welcome, along with their spouse, partner or support person. There is no charge to attend any of the classes.

Our educational classes and services include:

  • Childbirth
  • Prepared childbirth
  • Baby care
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • Hospital tours

Our Caring for Women and Babies brochure has detailed information on our upcoming classes and hospital tours. Highlights are below.

Childbirth Classes

Our Childbirth class reviews different breathing and relaxation techniques, the stages of labor and when to come to the hospital, medications available for pain relief, what happens in case there is a cesarean section, what to expect from your newborn, and how to care for yourself and your baby once you are home.
Our childbirth classes include:

  • Prepared childbirth
  • Baby care

Our free classes are taught by experienced registered nurses (RNs) and are held once a month on Saturdays from 9:00am - 1:00pm Classes are taught in English. See registration information below.

Breastfeeding Classes

Learn about benefits of breastfeeding, proper latch-on, different breastfeeding holds, and how to prevent common problems from International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). Our Breastfeeding Basics and Beyond classes are held once a month on Saturdays from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

All classes are free of charge. Classes are taught in English, but arrangements can be made for instruction in Spanish. See registration information below.

Tour Our Maternity Unit and Labor & Delivery Suites

If you would like to schedule a personal hospital tour of our birthing rooms, nursery and postpartum areas, call (956) 632-6299 and schedule a time to come in and see us.

Register for Classes

To register for any of our Women & Children educational services, call (956) 632-6299 at anytime, or call (956) 661-3386 Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm. Or register online.

Find a Doctor

Looking for high-quality healthcare close to home? Please call (956) 661-3110.