All in-person 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 until further notice. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak with health officials at all levels to determine when in-person events can resume.
In the meantime, we are offering this class via a live webinar. Please register for an upcoming date below.
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.
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 during in-person classes.
Out of consideration for others, please refrain from attending in-person classes 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.
For online classes, you can attend via phone, personal computer or mobile device. Please make sure to provide an email address. You will be sent instructions on how to log in after you register.
If you did not receive the login instructions, please call us at 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 7 pm.
For in-person dates, please arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow plenty of time to find parking and get to class.
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.