Parent Education and Resources
As the first freestanding women’s hospital west of the Mississippi, St. Joseph Medical Center is committed to educating women in all aspects of their health care. We believe that proper healthcare begins long before the tests, labs, and procedures. Proper healthcare begins with education.
We’re proud to offer a wide range of classes that will help you and your partner welcome a new baby into the world! Classes are offered in both Spanish and English, as well as in a group and individual settings. Should you opt for one-on-one education, our instructors will be happy to meet with you at a time that works with your schedule – even if that means getting together on Saturday or Sunday.
Below you’ll find just a few of the subjects on which we offer classes. For more detailed information about classes, please call the Women’s Center at 713.757.7477.
Natural Family Planning Services
For many Houston families, education begins before pregnancy with our natural family planning service. Though we offer a number of family planning services, women from all over the Houston metropolitan area have been coming to St. Joseph Medical Center for the revolutionary Creighton Model FerilityCareTMSystem (CrMS).
The Creighton Model is the result of thirty years of research that aims to educate women about their menstrual and fertility cycle. Couples who don’t want to get pregnant can enjoy a completely normal sex life with a more than 99% rate of effectiveness, while couples trying to get pregnant can learn exactly when ovulation occurs.
The Creighton Model FerilityCareTM System is 100% natural and safe. If you’re interested in learning more about this program, please call 713.356.7848 for more information!
Classes That Prepare You for Parenthood
Whether you’re having your first baby or your third baby, you probably have questions. Our nurses will be happy to answer your questions about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and more in the following classes:
- Caesarean Birth
In addition to taking a private or group class, many women choose to sign up for Silhouette, our free pregnancy eNewsletter. This newsletter is packed dense with information custom-tailored to your stage in pregnancy.
Silhouette provides valuable and relevant information that helps you with everything from diet and exercise to preparing your home for a new baby. Sign up today!