Daddy 101 is a "crash course" evening that captures the unique experience that fatherhood brings. Men will be inspired and equipped for their transition into fatherhood. In this class, Dads will learn the basic skills they need to navigate through their child’s early stages. We will discuss everything from diapering, sleep schedules, and learn how to keep this new kid clean in the bath. We invite all dads to come and join in on the fun!
Where exactly is this class located at Deaconess? The Deaconess Maternity Center is separate from the main part of Deaconess and NOT the DHEC building where you may go for appointments. This is where you'll go to have your baby. It is on the corner of 5th and Wall and is a 3-story building. Take the Maternity Center elevator to the 2nd floor. The elevator signs say "Childbirth and Newborn Education- floor 2." Then hang a left down the hall. The classroom is on your right.
Where do I park for class? We apologize that our parking is no longer free. You may park in the parking garage located below the Maternity Center on the corner of 5th and Wall for $3 or on the street. Again, this is NOT where you park for prenatal appointments. You can enter the parking garage driveway off of 5th avenue. There is a black sign with an arrow to look for on 5th Avenue. There is often free parking around Lewis and Clark High school in the bus zone after hours.
I heard this class was free? It is for our Deaconess Dads! If you are planning to deliver at here we include it as a part of your Birth Experience. We want all Dads and Moms to feel prepared and excited and ready for the birth of your baby. Please enter the Promo Code "Deaconess" when you register- ENTER IT AS SOON AS YOU SELECT THE CLASS DATE! IT IS A SKY-BLUE TAB. If you enter your credit card information you will be charged and you missed the spot where the PROMO CODE DEACONESS needs to be entered when you started the registration process!
Bryan graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Washington State University College of Nursing in conjunction with Eastern Washington University in 2009. He began his nursing career in the Adult Intensive Care Unit at Deaconess Hospital and then transferred to the Pediatric Unit upon its re-launch in 2011. When the Pediatric Unit closed its doors in 2014, Bryan transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Bryan is excited to broaden his baby skills, and is toying with the idea of going back to school to get his Doctorate in Primary Pediatric Care. Prior to obtaining his nursing license, Bryan was a Resident Volunteer Firefighter, an ER Tech and a Lifeguard. Bryan has been married for over 7 years and shares his nursing passion with his wife who is also a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse. Together, they have 3 children- two boys and a girl. Bryan is excited to be able to take a combination of his skills as a nurse and his skills as a dad and put them together to create “Daddy 101” for first time Dads!