The transplant education forum is highly recommended for patients who are considering kidney transplantation. The forum teaches potential transplant recipients about the process -- from pre-op testing, getting listed on the organ donation list, to post-op care. The Transplant Patient Education Forum is led by the South Texas Transplant Center's Medical Director and staff, so all questions will be answered by those trained in the transplant process. For more information, you are invited to call the South Texas Transplant Center at (956) 971-5726. 

Dates: 1st Tuesday and 2nd Wednesday of each month at noon.

Location: South Texas Transplant Center Education Room - McAllen Medical Center

Childbirth Education Classes — 2014

mom and babyThe chidlbirth education class explores body changes in the mother during pregnancy, the stages of labor, delivery and postpartum care. The basics of breastfeeding are discussed and parents are given a tour of the Birthing Center of South Texas, located on the third floor of McAllen Medical Center. Tours can be arranged for The Women's Corner at Edinburg Regional Medical Center.

English Classes:

Dates: Saturdays

  • January 17
  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 4

Spanish Classes:

  • February 21

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. with lunch break

McAllen Medical Center

This class is FREE for expectant parents who are preregistered at McAllen Medical Center or Edinburg Regional Medical Center. For more information and to register for the class, please contact Yvonne Garza at the Birthing Center of South Texas at 956-632-4372, or call the South Texas Health System Reserve and Learn Line at 1-800-879-1033.

NEW! Healthy Baby Healthy Start for expectant Mothers

The goal of the Healthy Baby, Healthy Start program is to improve the health and well being of mothers, infants and children in Hidalgo County.

The Healthy Baby, Healthy Start program addresses a wide range of topics, including:

  • Wellness during pregnancy
  • Maternal health
  • Cooking for you and your baby
  • Safe eating during pregnancy
  • Feeding your baby
  • Healthy habits during and after pregnancy

Dates: The program takes place on two consecutive Saturdays. We encourage participants to attend both sessions.

  • Feb. 21 and Feb. 28

Time: 9 a.m. – noon
Location: Edinburg Regional Medical Center (Cactus Room)

Get more information about the program and registration >

Diabetes Education Classes

Diabetes education classes are available every other week in English and Spanish.

Date and Time:
Every Tuesday, 1 p.m.

McAllen Medical Center 
(3rd Floor – East Classroom)

For more information, please call 956-971-5851.

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