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Preparing for Baby

SSM Health St. Francis Hospital Maryville offers pre-natal, parenting and infant CPR courses. For information on class schedules and events for new moms, call 660-562-2600, ext. 5003​.

Childbirth Education Classes

Our childbirth education classes focus on techniques used during labor to help both mom and baby. Classes are taught by qualified instructors. The curriculum encourages relaxation techniques, such as soft music. A CD player is available for patients during labor and delivery.

Where: Franciscan Room at St. Francis Hospital

When: Thursday, 6 - 9:30 pm (one evening only)

Cost: $20 per couple ($60 if not planning to deliver at St. Francis Hospital)


Upcoming classes:

March 16, 2017

May 18, 2017

July 20, 2017

Sept. 21, 2017

Nov. 16, 2017

To register, call 660-562-2600, ext. 5003


Infant Care and Safety Classes

This class will include infant CPR. Public Safety or RN certified in car seat safety will be there to check that your infant car seat is properly installed.

Where: Franciscal Room at St. Francis Hospital

When: Thursday, 6 - 9:30 pm (one evening only)

Cost: $20 per couple ($60 if not planning to deliver at St. Francis Hospital)

Upcoming classes:​

April 20, 2017

June 15, 2017

Aug. 17, 2017

Oct. 19, 2017

Dec. 21,  2017​

To register, call 660-562-2600, ext. 5003


We strongly believe that education is important throughout your pregnancy and birth. And it doesn't end there.  The nurses at St. Francis Hospital offer customized instructions in newborn and self-care. They can help with breastfeeding, diapering, caring for a circumcision and much more. Once you leave, our nurses want to make sure everything is still going well. They will call you a few days after you're discharged to check on you and the baby. We will also celebrate your little one's first birthday with a card.