A woman's journey to motherhood can be less stressful and more rewarding for herself—and her family—with knowledge and support. Prenatal classes help prepare mothers-to-be and their families for the incredible change that is taking place in their lives.
The following is a list of education classes being offered by Memorial Hospital for Women in April, May and June.
For more information or to pre-register, call (337) 480-7243.
LA LECHE LEAGUE LAKE CHARLES—A support group for mothers & babies
A breastfeeding group, La Leche League offers a series of meetings consisting of four classes that are helpful for pregnant moms and moms who are already nursing. Meetings are free and open to mothers and babies.
Thursdays, April 7, May 5 and June 2
10am – 11:30am
NEW MOMMY TOUR
Take a walking tour through the Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women campus. A great way for any mother-to-be to learn more about what the hospital has to offer.
Thursdays, April 7, May 5 or June 2
Learn positioning, latch-on, early feedings and the importance of assessing baby's intake during the Breastfeeding Class. Recommended during the last 3 months of pregnancy.
Thursdays, April 28, May 19 or June 23
6:30pm – 8:45pm
BABY CARE CLASS
The Baby Care Class reviews newborn characteristics, general baby care, early parenting issues and community resources. Recommended during the last 3 months of pregnancy.
Monday, May 9
6:30pm – 8:30pm
ONE DAY PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS
Learn comfort, relaxation, positioning, breathing, and massage techniques for increasing the comfort level and enhancing the birth experience during this condensed version of the Prepared Childbirth Series. Recommended for the last 3 months of pregnancy.
Saturday, May 14
9am – 4:30pm
This class is recommended during the last three months of pregnancy. Preparing siblings for the arrival of a new baby can be as confusing as it is joyous. This class focuses on the unity of the family. Older siblings ages 2-10 are asked to attend with one or both parents. The children will have hands-on practice with dolls to learn how to interact with a new baby. Parents will receive informative guidelines and everyone will tour the mother/baby unit.
Monday, May 23
6pm – 7pm
INFANT AND CHILD CPR FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Learn and practice rescue for choking and CPR for infants. This is not a certifying or credentialing course, but is recommended for expectant parents, new parents and support persons.
Monday, June 20
6:30pm – 8:30pm