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.
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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.
If you registered using the City of San Diego employee discount, please remember to bring your employee identification badge with you to class.
Please note, no children or dogs are allowed in the class.
Out of consideration for others, please refrain from attending the class if you are sick or think you might be contagious.
Shauna Romero, CPDT-KA, is a licensed presenter of Dogs & Storks and a Family Paws parent educator. Dogs & Storks is an internationally recognized training and coaching program designed for expectant families with dogs.
This class is designed for expectant parents and those with babies up to the crawling stage and should be taken as early as possible to best address the needs of your dog and your family.