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Parental Classes

Childbirth Education Classes

Four informative classes to prepare expectant parents for the task of labor, birth and parenting. The classes are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Series includes breathing and relaxation techniques, what to expect in labor, labor support, birth options, newborn care, breastfeeding and postpartum care and hospital tour.

You will need to bring a pillow. Our fee for the four-week series is $80.00. This class is held in the Community Room at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Holistic Health & Wellness Center, 490-B W. Zia Rd., Suite 4.


November 2


January 4

February 1

March 1

April 5

May 3

June 7

July 5

August 2

September 6

October 4

November 1


Childbirth Basics

An accelerated class for first time parents includes information on breathing, relaxation, stages of labor and what to expect, labor support, birth options and breastfeeding basics. Wear comfortable loose clothing and bring a pillow and a lunch. The class is held the first Saturday of the month from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

The fee for the class is $40.00. A hospital tour is included. This class is held in the Community Room at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Holistic Health & Wellness Center, 490-B W. Zia Rd., Suite 4.

2016 (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

November 5


January 7

February 4

March 4

May 6

June 3

July 1

September 2

October 7

November 4

April 1

August 5

December 2


Breastfeeding Class


One night class covers a variety of topics including, getting off to a good start, positioning, feeding cues, comfortable latch, how to know when breastfeeding is going well, and benefits of breastfeeding.
This class is taught by a Hospital IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). Breastfeeding classes will be held in the Atrium conference room on Level One, across from the elevators, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The fee is $35.

November 21


Our Saturday morning class provides information on breastfeeding, latch and potential breastfeeding challenges. The class is held from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm every other month on a Saturday and is taught by a Hospital Lactation Consultant.
Breastfeeding classes will be held in the Atrium Conference Room. The fee is $30.00.

January 14

March 11

July 22

September 9

May 20

November 11


Doula Tea

Come meet our hospital doulas in an informal setting. Find out what a doula is and how one may help. Connect with other expectant parents.

The Doula Tea is held in the hospital’s Atrium Conference Room from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. There is no charge to attend the Doula Tea gatherings.


November 19


January 28

March 25

May 27

July 29

September 30

November 18


Free Hospital Labor and Delivery Tours
Free tours of the hospital’s Labor and Delivery area will be held the third Saturday of every month from 10:00 – 10:30 am from the visitor waiting area on the third floor.

Cost for Classes

  • Four-week series – $80
    (Medicaid discounts available – $40)
  • Child Birth Basics – $40
  • Breastfeeding – $30
    (Medicaid discount available – $15)


To register for the classes listed above contact Debbie Ronan at (505) 913-5793 or email at