All prenatal classes, hospital tours and outpatient support groups at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, and Sharp Grossmont Hospital are canceled through the end of April. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to focus on the health and safety of our patients, staff, caregivers and community.
A cesarean delivery is planned for many different reasons. This course is designed specifically for couples who know ahead of time that they will be having a cesarean birth and should be taken in place of a childbirth preparation class.
Topics covered in this course include:
- Indications for cesarean birth
- Preparations for surgery
- Pre-operative procedures and medications
- The birthing process
- DVD of C-section (animated and live birth)
- Breastfeeding after surgery
- Post-operative and recovery procedures
- Newborn procedures
Please note that this class does not include a hospital tour. If you are interested in taking a free tour of the hospital, please register online or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277).
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If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
Visitors may park on the street in front of the Knollwood Building or in the lot with signs that read “Sharp Cardiac/Pulmonary Patient Permit Parking Only." This lot is located on the corner of Meadow Lark Drive and Birmingham Way.
The Knollwood Building is a secure facility. Please plan to arrive early to ensure that an attendant can be there to allow you to access the building.
This class is offered at a discount for Sharp HealthCare employees. Please call 1-800-82-SHARP to register.
If you registered using the City of San Diego employee discount, please remember to bring your employee identification badge with you to class.
Out of consideration for others, please refrain from attending the class if you are sick or think you might be contagious.
This class is taught by a certified perinatal educator.