Childbirth Education

Dear Expectant Mom,

You and your coach are invited to participate in our classes here at Marias Medical Center. Whether this is your first baby, or you need a "refresher" for your next baby, you will enjoy our informal, interactive, individualized classes. Learn about preparing for labor and the stages of labor and delivery. Practice breathing techniques and relaxation exercises that will help you through labor. Tours of the hospital birthing room, nursery, and post-partum areas will be given.

Please call or email to express interest in these sessions or as appropriate for your situation. Please call me to register or with any questions you may have at 434-3220 or email me at

Julia Drishinski, R.N. Director of Education and Infection Control

Text4Baby Program

Text4Baby Program

Marias Medical Center supports the Text4baby program. It is a free mobile information service that provides timely health information to women from early pregnancy through their babies' first year of life. The program was launched in February 2010 by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra. It was developed through a public-private partnership that includes the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (NHMHBC); Voxiva; CTIA -The Wireless Foundation; the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and other Federal and non-Federal stakeholders. Text4baby aims to use one of the most widely used technologies-the mobile phone-to promote maternal and child health. The service sends health tips that are timed to the mother's stage of pregnancy or the baby's age. Women who voluntarily sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE for Spanish) receive three (3) free SMS text messages each week timed to their due date or baby's date of birth. To find out more about Text4baby, visit