Vanderbilt Women's Health
- Women's Health
- Meet Our
- Make an
Tours and Classes
For both tours and classes, follow this link to inquire or register for our classes.
New Beginnings Prepared Childbirth
Five-week series teaches coping skills for labor, including relaxation, breathing techniques, and medications used during labor and delivery. Prepares mother and her support person(s) for labor and delivery, and the postpartum period.
Family Care Center Tour
Offered weekly. Free. Tour labor and delivery, nursery, and postpartum areas with other expectant parents and discuss childbirth options. Registration is required.
Tyke Hike/Siblings Are Special Class (Ages 5 to 10)
Offered monthly. Preparation for brothers- and sisters-to-be. Children and their parents tour areas of the obstetric unit and discuss how the new baby will change their family. Registration is required.
Sibling at Birth Class
Scheduled with the Tyke Hike class. A required class for families who plan for their child, age 5 or older, to attend the birth.
This class prepares pregnant women for breastfeeding. Topics included are prenatal preparation, keys to successful breastfeeding and pumping and storage of breastmilk.
Newborn Care “101”
This class prepares expectant mothers, adoptive parents and grandparents for caring for a newborn during the first month of life. Topics included are bathing, diapering, signs of illness and safety.
Classes in infant rescue breathing and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are available through the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
Video Tapes/Lending Library
Available for check-out. Refundable deposit required. Variety of topics include labor and delivery, birth of a premature baby, infant care and feeding, and postpartum care.
Vanderbilt Dayani Center
Moms-to-be aerobic water exercise classes are offered for 8 sessions and the first class is always free. (All sessions are free to Dayani members.) Please contact the Dayani Center at 615-322-4751 to register.
Vanderbilt Women’s Education and Lactation Center
If you have questions about how to feed your baby, the Vanderbilt Women’s Education and Lactation Center is available to work with your family. For information or for an appointment, call 615-936-1414.
Research shows that nearly 97% of women prefer Centering Pregnancy over traditional care. With this type of prenatal care, a group of women meet with a physician, nurse midwife or nurse practitioner in a larger room. Each group meets 10 times for 2 hours throughout pregnancy until their babies are born for routine prenatal care and extra education about health and pregnancy. There is individual private time for each patient with the provider as well.
Benefits of this model of care include:
- Never having to wait in the waiting room for your appointment.
- Building a community and support system with other women.
- Enhancing your own knowledge and self confidence as a healthy woman and mother.