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Prenatal Education 

To register for our prenatal education classesplease call 800.330.3819

Most classes are FREE.  If a fee applies, it is listed with the class.


Infant CPR/Baby Care


Location: 3rd Floor Conference Room

This is a two-week course that meets once a week (usually on a Monday night) for 2.5 hours.
Please plan on attending class 14-16 weeks prior to your due date or around your 24th week. We encourage this class to be taken early in your pregnancy, as stet it assists with filling out your shower registry and choosing a car seat, more importantly, you'll be ready if your baby delivers earlier than expected.

The first night of class starts with an American Heart Association Family and Friends Infant CPR course. Other topics covered in this class will be:
- Baby proofing your home/safety products
- Car seat discussion
- Car seat demonstration
- Car seat video
- Hands on practice with car seats and plastic dolls
The second night of the class will be newborn care. A board certified pediatrician will come to the class and give a brief presentation and then answer questions from parents. This is a hands-on class practicing with dolls. Other topics covered in this class will be:
- Feeding your baby
- Diapering
- Swaddling
- Bathing
- Burping
- Product selection
- Comfort techniques
- Colic (crying babies)


Available Dates Starting

Mon 7/21/2014 6:45 p.m.
Mon 8/4/2014 6:45 p.m.
Mon 8/18/2014 6:45 p.m.
Mon 9/8/2014 6:45 p.m.
Mon 9/22/2014 6:45 p.m.
Mon 10/6/2014 6:45 p.m.
Mon 10/20/2014 6:45 p.m.
Mon 11/3/2014 6:45 p.m.
Mon 11/17/2014 6:45 p.m.
Mon 12/1/2014 6:45 p.m.
Mon 12/15/2014 6:45 p.m.

To register, call 800.330.3819.


Maternity Tour


Location: 2nd floor lobby area by elevators

This is a free tour for clients who are not attending the Preparation for Childbirth class. The tour includes the labor and delivery unit, postpartum unit and the nursery. This tour is for adults only due to the nature of the questions that may be asked. At Centennial Medical Center, we want our clients to feel free to ask certain questions without being concerned about children being present.
Childcare is not provided by, or available at Centennial Medical Center. Tours are available for children ages three-10 years old in our sibling class.


Thurs 7/31/2014 6:45 p.m.
Thurs 8/14/2014 6:45 p.m.
Thurs 8/28/2014 6:45 p.m.
Thurs 9/11/2014 6:45 p.m.
Thurs 9/25/2014 6:45 p.m.
Thurs 10/16/2014 6:45 p.m.
Thurs 10/30/2014 6:45 p.m.
Thurs 11/13/2014 6:45 p.m.
Thurs 11/25/2014 6:45 p.m.
Thurs 12/11/2014 6:45 p.m.
Thurs 12/23/2014 6:45 p.m.

To register, call 800.330.3819.


Breastfeeding


Location: 3rd Floor Conference Room

This is a one-time class for 2.5 hours and is designed for mom and her support person. This class should be taken in the 28th to 30th week of pregnancy (eight to ten weeks before the due date).
Course topics include:
- Getting started
- Techniques and positions to feed in
- Feeding schedules
- Nutrition for mom
- Common challenges encountered with breastfeeding
- Support person's role in breastfeeding
- Breast pumps and supplies demonstration
- Working and nursing
- Storing breast milk


Available Dates

Wed 7/23/2014 6:45 p.m.
Wed 8/6/2014 6:45 p.m.
Wed 8/20/2014 6:45 p.m.
Wed 9/3/2014 6:45 p.m.
Sat 9/13/2014 12:30 p.m.
Wed 10/1/2014 6:45 p.m.
Wed 10/15/2014 6:45 p.m.
Wed 11/5/2014 6:45 p.m.
Wed 11/19/2014 6:45 p.m.
Wed 12/3/2014 6:45 p.m.
Wed 12/17/2014 6:45 p.m.

To register, call 800.330.3819.


Prepared Childbirth Classes


Location: 3rd Floor Conference Room

Please bring two pillows and a large blanket to class.
This course is designed to help mom and her support person to make informed choices and feel prepared for the upcoming delivery. This course meets for 2.5 hours for four weeks on select Thursday nights.
This class should be started in the 28th to 30th week of pregnancy (ten-twelve weeks before the due date) in hopes that you'll finish the class before delivery.
Course topics include:
- Anatomy of the pregnant women/common discomforts
- Terminology
- Role of the support person
- Medications and epidural anesthesia
- Relaxation/breathing techniques
- Teaching videos
- Birth options
- Cesarean birth
- Hospital Tour
- Postpartum care (after delivery)

Available Dates Starting

Thurs 8/7/2014 6:45 p.m.
Thurs 9/4/2014 6:15 p.m. (3wk course)
Thurs 10/9/2014 6:45 p.m.
Thurs 11/6/2014 (Week of Thanksgiving will be on The previous Tuesday 11/25) 6:45 p.m.
Thurs 12/4/2014 (Week of Christmas will be on The previous Tuesday 12/23) 6:45 p.m.

To register, call 800.330.3819.


Car Seat Basics For New/Expectant Parents:
Rear-Facing Infant Seats Only


Location: 3rd Floor Conference Room

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer among children ages two to 14, due in large part to the nonuse or improper use of child seats and seat belts? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 96-98 percent of all child safety restraints riding on Texas roadways are improperly installed. Working with parents and our partners, Centennial Medical Center's goal is to ensure every child is properly secured and safe every trip, every time.

This two hour class/fitting station is taught by Certified Car Seat Technicians and is designed to educate new or expecting parents on the best practices and importance of a properly fitted car seat. You also will participate in hands-on demonstrations of securing an infant in a car seat (substituting dolls in lieu of an actual child.) We will spend one hour in the classroom and allow one hour for car seat fitting in your vehicle.

This is an educational service NOT an installation service. Parents will put the car seat in and the technicians will educate, assist and check off seat.

Please educate yourself prior to selecting a car seat as it is required to bring your car seat into class for hands-on practice and fitting of the car seat into your vehicle. It is also required to bring to class:

  • Bring a rear-facing infant/convertible car seat that is NOT beyond six years from the manufacture date (usually located on the base or seat of your car seat) and has NOT been involved in a motor vehicle crash OR has an unknown crash history.
  • Bring car seat user guide.
  • Bring vehicle owner’s manual.
  • Please also de-clutter your vehicle for easier fitting of your car seat.

Available Dates Starting

Sat 8/9/2014 9:00 a.m.
Sat 9/13/2014 9:00 a.m.
Sat 10/11/2014 9:00 a.m.
Sat 11/15/2014 9:00 a.m.
Sat 12/6/2014 9:00 a.m.

For assistance with car seat selection and user-friendly features, click on the following links:
http://tinyurl.com/d6njvuw
http://tinyurl.com/ytczuv
Recall lists: http://tinyurl.com/84r8j3h
Child Passenger Safety Rules:
Infants http://tinyurl.com/6rl5loe
Toddlers http://tinyurl.com/7wfgb6d
Booster seats http://tinyurl.com/245s33n
Safety belts http://tinyurl.com/7q7pyrp

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To register, call 800.330.3819.



Car Seat Fitting Station


Location: Emergency Room Drive-Thru

Permanent Safe Kids Fitting Station held every second Friday of the month.

Please be aware that fittings are by appointment only and are assigned for 30 minutes per seat installation. (Example: You have one car seat with base for one car and an extra base for a separate car is two appointment times.)

This is an educational service. Parents will be assisted with installation of the car seat and educated on proper securing of child.

Please bring:


  • Bring a car seat that is NOT beyond six years from the manufacture date (usually located on the base or seat of your car seat) and has NOT been involved in a motor vehicle crash OR has an Unknown crash history.
  • Bring car seat user guide.
  • Bring vehicle owner’s manual.
  • Please also de-clutter your vehicle for easier fitting of your car seat.
  • As applicable, please have child present for proper fitting.

Available Dates Starting

Fri 8/8/2014 9:00 a.m.
Fri 9/19/2014 9:00 a.m.
Fri 10/10/2014 9:00 a.m.
Fri 11/14/2014 9:00 a.m.
Fri 12/12/2014 9:00 a.m.

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To register, call 800.330.3819.


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