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Childbirth Education

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Newborn Care Class

This class helps new parents with confidence in caring for their newborn. Holding, comforting, bathing and diapering will be demonstrated. Newborn appearance and behavior, circumcision, umbilical cord care and more will be discussed. Couples will be educated on how to choose a pediatrician and learn when their baby needs to be seen by their pediatrician. The book, The Joy of Parenthood, is included. This class is scheduled on the 1st Wednesday evening (6-9pm) in August, October and December 2016. Also, on the 4th Saturday (9am-12pm) in July, September and November 2016. Fee: $40 per couple.

Breastfeeding

This class will provide information every new mom will need for a positive breastfeeding experience. The class covers information on correct latch, positioning and techniques for successful breastfeeding. The fee covers the mom-to-be as well as her support person. Please register mom-to-be only. The book, Breastfeeding a Great Start, is included. This class is the 4th Wednesday evening (6-8pm) in August, October and December 2016, and on the 1st Saturday morning (10am-12pm) in July, September and November 2016. Fee: $30 per couple.

Child Birth Class – Saturday

This Childbirth Class is offered as a one day class, from 9 am – 4 pm. It will prepare the first time Mom and her support person for the experience of birth. You will learn what to expect in all stages of labor, when to come to the hospital, pain management options, breathing & relaxation exercise, postpartum care, inductions of labor and unplanned cesarean delivery. A tour of the Women’s building is included and you will also receive the book – The Gift of Motherhood. This class is offered the second Saturday (9a -4p) in July, September and November 2016. Fee: $75 per couple.

Mini Childbirth Class – Wednesday

This class is a shorter version of the Saturday class but will still prepare the first-time mom and her support person for the experience of birth. You will learn what to expect in all stages of labor, when to come to the hospital, pain management options, breathing & relaxation exercise, postpartum care, inductions of labor and unplanned cesarean delivery. A tour of the Women’s building is included and you will also receive the book – The Gift of Motherhood. This class is offered on the 3rd Wednesday (5-9pm) in August, October and December 2016. Fee: $50 per couple.

Women of Wellness

wow-logoWomen of Wellness (WOW) is free program offered by St. Joseph Medical Center located Downtown and in the Heights. Membership is open to women age 18 and up.

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Senior Advantage

sa-logoSt. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights (SJMCH) offers a social and educational program for senior adults ages 55 and up.

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