The birth of a new baby is a happy time that is filled with many changes. You will have questions about the ways your life will change as you become a parent. Whether you are expecting your first child or you are already a parent, Parkland provides education classes in a caring environment where you are encouraged to ask questions and talk openly about any worries. Classes are taught by nurses, childbirth teachers and lactation consultants.
To register for any of the classes, please call 214.590.BEBE or 214.590.2323 for help in both English and Spanish. Space is limited, so please sign up for each class in advance.
This is a series of two classes that will help parents get ready for the birth of their baby. You will learn:
The classes are taught by certified childbirth teachers and nurses. Classes fill up quickly, so register in the middle of your second trimester of pregnancy. Because babies can sometimes arrive early, it’s best not to wait until close to your due date to take your class.
Class times and location
As a new father, you may have questions about welcoming a new baby into your family. At our classes for new dads, you will:
The class is taught by experienced dads who will help you learn new skills and gain confidence to care for your new baby.
We invite you to join our breastfeeding classes for parents expecting a new baby. You will learn:
The breastfeeding classes are taught by certified lactation consultants. These classes should be taken during the last trimester – after the 27th week of pregnancy. Moms and dads are both welcome.
You may have questions about breastfeeding your baby and how to get started. We are here to help. Our certified lactation consultants can visit your room after your baby is born. This free service will allow us to help you with any questions or concerns while you are still in the hospital. Talk to your nurse to schedule a visit with a lactation consultant.
We provide tours of the hospital for families expecting to deliver a new baby at Parkland. Tours are offered in English and Spanish. To get the most out of your tour, please:
Tour times and location
A hospital tour is included with childbirth classes, so no need to sign up for a separate tour.