Childbirth Education Classes
One of the many benefits of the WomanPlus® program is FREE childbirth education classes when delivering at Methodist Hospital, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, or Methodist Stone Oak Hospital. There is a $25 materials fee applicable to the Labor and Delivery Classes, only. Note: By attending our classes, you will be automatically added to our WomanPlus program if you are not already a member.
Register for a Class
You can register online or call the Methodist Healthcare Contact Center at (210) 575-0355 or 1-800-333-7333 to speak to a representative.
Classes are offered on several dates at multiple locations. Classes fill up quickly, so early registration is required. Some classes are available in Spanish, upon request.
Before Baby Arrives
Preregistration is required:
Getting Ready for Childbirth
A class that will help you prepare for childbirth.
- Materials Fee: $25
Young Adults Getting Ready for Childbirth
Childbirth preparation for teen parents.
- Free of charge
Breastfeeding Your Baby
Learn the basics of breastfeeding your baby (single or multiples).
- Free of charge
You and Your Baby
Find out how to transition into your new role as a parent, prepare for your baby's homecoming and learn basic infant care and more.
- Free of charge
Additional Classes and Support Groups
Buckle Up Baby
Car Seat Safety 101
This class is designed to give parents information on which car seat is best for their most precious cargo: their infant, toddler or child. Certified child passenger safety technicians review the basics of correct car seat selection based on criteria that emphasizes safety, child-appropriateness, vehicle consideration and convenience. Also covered is information on after-market products and the reasons why second-hand car seats are not safe to use.
How to Use It
Learn how to correctly secure your child into your car seat and how to install it in your vehicle. Certified child passenger safety technicians will assist you with getting the proper fit, obtaining the correct angle and testing for a tight installation.
Peek a Boo Tour
Hospital Tours for Methodist Hospital, Methodist Metropolitan Hospital and Methodist Stone Oak Hospital.
Beyond Baby Blues
An education class on Postpartum Depression so that couples may be better prepared to recognize the signs and symptoms of Postpartum Depression. Class is taught by Maria Zeitz and is offered once a month.
Basic CPR and First Aid
This NON-CERTIFICATION course is designed to teach basic life support (CPR) and first aid. Class is held once a month on a Saturday morning from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please wear comfortable clothing to the class.
Rocking Dads is a course that takes fathers to be or brushing up fathers through the journey of understanding pregnancy, stages of labor, birth plan, breastfeeding, and much more in the San Antonio area. Brian has been working one on one or in large groups of men for the past five years in San Antonio. Through his experience, he has found that men are very willing and ready to learn how to become amazing birth partners. The factor that keeps them from digging in is usually not having the proper forum of a safe place. There are many things men would like to ask or talk about that they are not comfortable doing in front of their partners. Brian sees so much excitement in expecting fathers as they learn how to build their team and look at their own strengths and weaknesses to see how they can be most effective throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum. The most exciting thing to him is that they are so prepared and have taken such diligent notes that their partners are like, “who is this guy”.
Class is facilitated by Brian Salmon, “The Birth Guy”, one evening a month from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and one Saturday a month from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
Cost: $20 payable to instructor at the door
Pets and Your Baby
As an expectant parent, you may wonder what the family pet's reaction will be to your new baby. If your pet has been the center of attention at your house, there are some things you can do to prepare your pet for the new arrival.
Class is taught by Sallie Scott and is held the 2nd Thursday evening of each month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Cost: $5 payable to instructor at the door
Breastfeeding Support Group
Breastfeeding Moments -Moms share their experiences and discuss topics of interest. Group meets once a month and is facilitated by a Lactation Consultant.