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Childbirth Education Classes


San Juan Regional Medical Center is committed to providing the support services and education expecting parents need to make sure their baby gets the best start in life. We offer a series of complimentary Childbirth Preparation classes that cover a range of topics important for expecting mothers and their families.

Childbirth Preparation Series: The Childbirth Preparation Series invites moms and one support person to learn the basics of a healthy pregnancy and birth, what to expect once baby is born, newborn basics and beyond. 

Accelerated/Refresher Class: This three-hour childbirth education "crash course" covers the stages and phases of labor, comfort measures and support person skills. It is offered on the fifth floor Childbirth Center Classroom at San Juan Regional Medical Center. 

The Postpartum Care and Concerns course is intended for patients that have recently delivered, are in their third trimester or who have already had a child and are expecting again and would like a refresher course. 

Newborn Care - Accelerated/Refresher Course: This course is a one-time three-hour session to go over the essentials of caring for your newborn baby. Register for the January 26 session.

Gestational Diabetes: This single class is intended for Moms that have been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes however anyone just wanting information is welcome to take the class. This class is also available by appointment, please email if you would like to take this course at a different time. 

Bump Day! This single class covers what to expect on your delivery day from the time you go into labor until baby is delivered.  It covers breathing strategies, tips for laboring at home, when to come to the hospital and what to expect once you get to the hospital as well as medical interventions such as an epidural. Register for the January 28 session.

Introducing FOUR New Classes

Shaken Baby Syndrome Informational Course: This single class covers all the essentials parents need to know about Shaken Baby Syndrome.  This class covers how and why SBS happens and how to prevent it.  It covers important strategies to deal with excessive crying and how to protect babies from SBS. 

Just For Dads: This class is just for Dads! It gives Dads a chance to ask questions and to learn essential baby care skills as well as how to support their partner through pregnancy, labor and delivery.  This is a single three-hour class with hands on practice for needed skills like changing diapers, holding baby and helping out at home with all of baby’s care needs. Register for the January 28 session.

Healthy Pregnancy Series Class: This class is intended to be taken prior to getting pregnant or in the first trimester but parents are welcome to take the class at any point.  This is a 3-part course that addresses what is happening to mom and baby each trimester, the importance of nutrition and healthy practices during pregnancy, staying active during pregnancy and getting ready for baby. 

Type 1 Diabetes & Pregnancy: This is a single class that is intended to be taken prior to getting pregnant with Type 1 diabetes.  Type 1 diabetes creates unique challenges that can be offset by preparing for pregnancy and carefully managing your sugar and achieving and maintaining a healthy A1C.  Register for the January 31 session.

Meet Our Educator


Kathy Coleman
Kathy has a wealth of educational experience, including Science Teacher and Science Department Chair at Bloomfield High School, as well as multiple positions at Dzilth-na-o-dith-hle Community Grant School. Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, a master’s degree in Secondary Science Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, and an Occupational Health and Safety Certificate from San Juan College.

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