Life is a constant learning process
Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital offers a variety of classes designed to help you in this journey, including ones for expectant and new parents and people with diabetes.
A great primer for soon-to-be parents. Learn all the basics of caring for your newborn before you deliver. Bathing, feeding and nurturing techniques are just some of the topics to be covered.
- Held the third Thursday of every month, 6–8 p.m. For more information, please call 803-774-BABY (2229).
In addition to technique instruction, learn about the advantages of breastfeeding, prevention and treatment of possible problems, a father's role and tips for breast milk expression/storage while working. All breastfeeding mothers and their babies are welcome, as are still-expectant mothers.
- Held the first Thursday of every month, 6–8 p.m. For more information, please call 803-774-BABY (2229).
Car seat class
This class provides information for parents on proper installation of car seats in their vehicles. Discounted car seats are available after completion of the class.
- Held the third Monday of every month, 6–8 p.m. To register for a class, please 803-774-BABY (2229).
If you can't work a class into your schedule, feel free to come by at SAFE Kids Sumter County and let us verify that your car seat is properly installed. For more information, please call SAFE Kids at 803-774-8822.
Diabetes management series
Infant and child CPR
Be prepared to save a young life. American Heart Association’s Friends & Family course for expectant parents. This class does not offer CPR certification. Free to the community.
- Held the fourth Monday of every month, 6–8 p.m. For more information, please call 803-774-BABY (2229).
Labor and delivery
This class provides information on what to expect during childbirth. Includes material on normal childbirth, common complications and interventions, medicines, breathing/relaxation exercises, initial newborn care and infant feeding.
- Held the second Thursday of every month, 6–8 p.m. For more information, please call 803-774-BABY (2229).
Joint Camp is designed for patients who are scheduled to undergo knee or hip replacement surgery. The camp educates patients on their surgery and expectations after surgery. The camp is run by our Care Management, Rehabilitation and Respiratory Therapy departments.
This free class is offered to mothers returning to work and planning to continue breastfeeding. You will learn about the different kinds of pumps and how and when to pump, as well as storage guidelines. You also will learn how to teach your caregivers to gently bottle-feed your baby while you are away. It is best to wait until your baby is 4 weeks old to come to this class. All nursing babies are welcome. For more information, please call 803-774-BABY (2229).
For children ages 4–11 preparing to become brothers and sisters, this class initiates the bonding process between siblings as well as parents. Newborn appearance and behavior are covered, plus how to adjust to the new member of the family. For more information, please call 803-774-BABY (2229).
Women and Infants Pavilion tour
Tours are by appointment only. Let us show you our Birthplace. For more information, please call 803-774-BABY (2229).