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Prepared Families

When you’re having a baby, it’s one of the most exciting times of your life. But, it can also be overwhelming and scary. At Spartanburg Medical Center, we help you, your support person and your family feel prepared for the arrival of your new baby. Check out the topics below for more information.

Prenatal & Parent Education Classes & Tours

Preparing for a new baby is an exciting time for you and your entire family. We offer a wide variety of classes that can be of benefit to your whole family. Learn more about the education classes and facility tours we offer.

5 Steps Before Baby

As the excitement builds for the arrival of your baby, use this checklist to make sure you’ve got everything covered. Read more about logistical details you can tackle now so you can fully focus on bonding with your baby once he or she is born.

What to Bring to the Hospital

By now, you’ve probably received lots of advice — perhaps even conflicting advice — about what you should pack for the hospital. Check out this complete list so you can feel confident you have what you need when you are in labor and heading to the hospital.

Family & Friends Visitation

Everyone loves a baby – and your family and close friends will be eager to meet your new bundle of joy after he or she is born. Read our visitor policies we’ve developed to help keep mom and baby happy, comfortable and able to bond while in the hospital.

Photography and Videography

The birth of your baby is truly an event you’ll remember for the rest of your life. You may want a loved one to capture part of the experience on film. Make sure you understand our policies related to taking photographs and video, which we’ve developed for the safety and comfort of moms, babies and our staff.

Lactation Services

If you’ve chosen to breastfeed your baby, our lactation department is here to help you and your baby get off to a great start. Learn more about the lactation services we offer to help you try out various breastfeeding positions, practice skin-to-skin contact, improve baby’s latch and other related skills.

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Upcoming Events

  • Mar
    1
    Thursday
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    This two-hour breastfeeding class is an in-depth introduction that includes benefits of breastfeeding for mom & baby and problem-solving tips.
  • Mar
    13
    Tuesday
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    This class helps women understand the process of labor and delivery, signs of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, etc.

Prepared Families: Prenatal Classes

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