Dixie Regional Medical Center

(435) 251-1000Map1380 East Medical Center DriveSt. George, UT 84790

We are committed to meeting the educational needs of our new and expanding families at Dixie Regional Medical Center. Our programs aim to support our families physically, emotionally, and educationally. We continue to expand our prenatal and family educational offerings to meet the needs of families of child bearing age and beyond.

In an effort to provide a comprehensive educational experience, our team is available to meet with you, ideally during your first trimester (before 13 weeks of pregnancy) to develop an individual education plan.  To schedule an appointment with our Childbirth Educator, call 688-5343.  Both daytime and evening appointments are available and are free of charge.

Preparing for Childbirth

Prepared Childbirth is a six hour class taught on Saturdays from 9 am to 3:30 pm.  The cost is $50.00 per couple and the cost is covered by Medicaid and some private insurance.  Topic include:

-          Pregnancy changes

-          Labor and delivery process

-          Supporting the laboring mother

-          Pain relief options:

o   Low intervention

o   Medical management of pain

-          Tour of the facility

This class is designed to be taken in partnership with our Caring for Yourself and Your Baby class for which there is no additional cost when taken in conjunction with Prepared Childbirth.

                                Jan. 9                     Apr. 23                  Aug. 13                 Nov. 12

                                Jan. 23                  May 21                 Aug. 27                 Dec. 17

                                Feb. 6                    June 4                   Sep. 10

                                Feb. 20                 June 18                 Sep. 24

                                Mar. 19                 July 9                     Oct. 8

                                Apr. 2                   July 30                    Oct. 22

Caring for Yourself and Your Baby

At Dixie Regional Medical Center we fully support breastfeeding as the “Gold Standard” for providing infant nutrition. Learn how to have a positive experience and get breastfeeding off to a great start.

Also covered in this class is:

-          Your baby at birth

-          Postpartum adjustments

The cost of this class is included with Prepared Childbirth, Teen Childbirth and Hypnobirthing. The cost of this class alone is $15.00 per couple. This class is taught on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 pm.

                                Jan. 6                     May 4                    Sep. 7

                                Jan. 20                  May 18                 Sep. 21

                                Feb. 3                    Jun. 8                    Oct. 5

                                Feb. 17                 Jun. 22                  Oct. 19

                                Mar. 2                   Jul. 13                    Nov. 2

                                Mar. 16                 Jul. 27                    Nov. 16

                                Apr. 6                    Aug. 10                 Dec. 14

                                Apr. 20                  Aug. 24

Early Pregnancy

This is a one night course designed pregnant couples in the first trimester. It will discuss early pregnancy changes, both physically and emotionally. Topics include nutrition, fetal development, prenatal care and early prenatal testing. This is a great way to begin your prenatal testing. The class is taught from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost of the class is $15 per couple.

                                Jan. 19                                  Jul. 19

                                 Apr. 19                                  Oct. 18

Hypnobirthing (The Mongan Method) 

Hpynobirthing is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for achieving a satisfying, relaxing, and stress-free method of childbirth.  This amazing program teaches you, along with your birthing companion, the art and joy of experiencing birth in a more comfortable manner. You will learn how to call upon your body’s own natural relaxant and thus lessen or even eliminate discomfort and the need for medication.  The class size is small to allow more one-in-one time with the instructors.  The class is taught in 5 2 ½ sessions. The cost of the class is $250.00 per couple, but if you register at least one month in advance you will receive a $75.00 discount. The cost includes the “Hypnobirthing” text and two CDs.  The class is taught on Thursday afternoons from 4 to 6:30 pm.

                Session 1:  Jan. 7 to Feb. 4                            Session 6: July 7 to Aug. 4            

                Session 2:  Feb. 11 to Mar. 17                      Session 7: Aug. 11 to Sep. 8

                Session 3:  Mar. 24 to Apr. 21                      Session 8: Sep 15 to Oct. 13

                Session 4:  Apr. 28 to May 26                       Session 9: Oct. 20 to Nov. 17

Sibling Class

Big brothers and big sisters, ages 4 to 8, are invited to attend this one hour class designed to prepare them for their important new family role.  Each child/family group should be accompanied by an adult.  This class is free of charge, but you do need to register.  This class is taught on the second Thursday of every other month from 4 to 5 pm.

                                Feb. 17                                 Aug. 11

                                Apr. 12                                  Oct. 13 

                                 June 9                                   Dec. 8

Infant and Child Safety 

This course offers an overview of preparing your home for your new addition.  It will cover baby-proofing, fire safety, poison control, and preparing for emergencies.  This class also offers the opportunity to have your car seat inspected by a certified car seat technician.  This is a two and ½ hour class from 6 t0 8:30 pm and the cost of the class is $15.00 per couple. 

                                Jan. 28                                  May 24                 Sep. 20

                                Mar. 22                                 Jul. 26                    Nov. 15

Low Intervention Childbirth Techniques 

This class is designed for couples desiring a less “medical” birth experience. Topics include: breathing and relaxation, massage, optimum positions for labor and birth, birthing balls and squat bars, and hydrotherapy. You will have the opportunity to practice these techniques in class. This is a great companion class to Hypnobirthing.  The cost of the class is $15.00 per couple. Wear comfy clothes and bring several pillows. The class is taught from 6 to 8 p.m.

                                Jan. 12                  May 10                 Sep. 6

                                Feb. 9                    Jun. 7                    Oct. 4

                                Mar. 15                 Jul. 12                    Nov. 8

                                Apr. 12                  Aug. 9                   Dec. 6

  

The Birthing Center at Dixie Regional 

The Birthing Center at Dixie Regional Medical Center is the first hospital based birthing center in the state of Utah. The birthing center offers the freedom and comfort of a home birth, while ensuring that total medical support is standing by just a few feet away. 

We see birth as a normal healthy process, and we expect it to be throughout your experience with us.  We are strongly committed to supporting your choices for your birth. Our birthing suites have a beautiful, “home like” design with queen sized beds, spa-sized hydrotherapy tub and large shower.

Because the Birthing Center is designed for the needs of the low risk labor patient; If you are interested in this option you should first meet with their physician or nurse midwife, early in the pregnancy; ideally before the 13th week of pregnancy to determine if you are a good candidate for a Birthing Center birth.  Once your care provider has determined that you are a candidate for the Birthing Center, you will then need to meet with one of our Childbirth Educators to fill out an application and set up your individualized education plan. All families planning a Birthing Center birth are required to complete a two hour “Orientation to the Birthing Center” class and “Caring for Yourself and Your Baby” class prior to delivery.

While we encourage all are birthing center patients to take Hypnobirthing and/or Low Intervention Childbirth Techniques, this requirement can be waived if you have had a previous unmedicated delivery.

Intro to the Birthing Center Class 

This class is held twice a month in conjunction with the “Caring for Yourself and Your Baby”.  It is held from 5 pm to 6 pm.  A limit number of private appointments are available if you are unable to attend a group orientation.

                                Jan. 6                     May 4                    Sep. 7

                                Jan. 20                  May 18                 Sep. 21

                                Feb. 3                    Jun. 8                    Oct. 5

                                Feb. 17                 Jun. 22                  Oct. 19

                                Mar. 2                   Jul. 13                    Nov. 2

                                Mar. 16                 Jul. 27                    Nov. 16

                                Apr. 6                    Aug. 10                 Dec. 14

 

                                Apr. 20                  Aug. 24

Prenatal Yoga

Baby on board? Relieve your aches and pains and stay active! This class will help you prepare physically and mentally for your upcoming birth. Learn how to enjoy your ever-changing body by building strength and stretching. Designed to help the expecting mother connect with the mind-body experience in order to find greater freedom and joy during pregnancy and birth. Modifications provided for all stages of pregnancy. All levels welcome. The class is taught every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost of the class is $6 per class or you can purchase a punch card good for 10 classes for $50.

How Do I Register?

To register for a class or facility tour, please submit this form or call (435) 688-5343. Once you’ve registered, go to the Dixie Regional Medical Center cashier’s office (located at the north entrance of the 400 East Campus or on the main level at the River Road Campus) to pay the registration fee. Bring your receipt of payment to your first scheduled class.​​​​

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