Classes and Events
Dogs & Storks Class: Preparing Families With Dogs for Life With Baby
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.
Dogs & Storks offers positive, practical and fun solutions to prepare your family for life with a dog and new baby under one roof. You will learn about the subtle language of dogs, how to recognize “grumble and growl zones,” ways to handle your dog before and after the baby arrives and what type of supervision is expected with children and dogs. Additionally, we will help debunk myths and address common concerns to help facilitate a smooth transition for when a new baby comes home.
Dogs & Storks is appropriate for any type of household, whether you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, in the adoption process or are a grandparent, aunt or uncle who has infants visiting. The workshop is also designed for childcare providers and educators. We strongly recommend taking this class a minimum of four months before welcoming baby.
This class is offered at a 20 percent discount for Sharp employees and volunteers. Please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm, to register.