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Prenatal and Family Education classes announced

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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 July, August and September.

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, July 7, August 4 and September 1

10am – 11:30am

Free

 

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, July 7 and August 4 and September 1

1:25pm

Free

 

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, July 9 or Saturday, September 24

9am – 4:30pm

$35/couple

 

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, July 11 or September 12

6:30pm – 8:30pm

$10/couple

 

BREASTFEEDING CLASS

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, July 14, August 11 or September 8

6:30pm – 8:45pm          

$10/couple

 

SIBLING CLASS

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, July 18 or September 19

6pm – 7pm

$10/family

 

PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS SERIES

This series of four classes is highly recommended for its hands-on, and often fun, approach to dealing with labor, delivery and recovery.  Birth preparation is discussed regarding natural delivery, birth with an epidural and cesarean birth.  Bring your pillows, your questions and don't forget to breathe.  Recommended during the last three months of pregnancy. 

Tuesdays, August 9, 16, 23 and 30

6:30pm – 8:30pm

$35/couple

 

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, August 15

6:30pm – 8:30pm

$5/person

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