Parkridge East Offers Prenatal Classes For March And April

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Parkridge East Hospital is offering a variety of Prenatal Education Classes in March and April. Classes include:

-        Breastfeeding Class ($15 per couple) –March 8,  10 a.

m. – 12:00 p.m. OR April 17, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. - For either first-time or veteran parents, this class includes topics such as physiology of breastfeeding, advantages of breastfeeding, techniques for successful breastfeeding, common pitfalls and challenges, returning to work and pumping. Explanation of services for support of the breastfeeding mom will be discussed. Mothers are strongly encouraged to bring a support person, but it is not required. This class is FREE with any Labor of Love Lamaze class.

-        Infant/Child CPR Class ($15)  - March 22 OR April 26, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – An American Heart Association class taught at Parkridge East Hospital by a Basic Life Support Instructor. This course includes instruction on what to do in the event that your infant or child stops breathing or begins to choke. Injury prevention is discussed. This class is recommended for veteran as well as first-time parents, grandparents, and caregivers of a new baby. A practice time on manikins is included. Note: This class is NOT a certification for healthcare or day care workers.

-        Labor of Love (Lamaze) Four Week Series ($50) – MONDAYS beginning March 10, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.– This class will prepare first-time parents for everything they will need to know about having their baby. The class discussion will include nutrition, labor, delivery, and postpartum care for Mom. This class also includes comfort techniques to be used during labor. Lamaze breathing and relaxation exercises will be practiced every week at the end of class. This is the ideal class for parents who think they might want to go without an epidural, but may not be sure. A support person is highly recommended to be in attendance with the expectant mother. Bring two pillows to class. Breastfeeding class is FREE when taking this class. A tour of the hospital is included during class.

-        Labor of Love (Lamaze) ONE DAY CLASS ($75) – April 12, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  - This class is ideal for parents who don’t have the time for a 4-week series. Lamaze breathing and relaxation exercises will be practiced during class. A support person is highly recommended to be in attendance with the expectant mother. Bring two pillows to class. A 30 minute lunch break will be given. Breastfeeding class is FREE when taking this class. A tour of the hospital is included during class.

-        Tours of the BirthPlace at Parkridge East (FREE) – available March 8 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. OR March 22 or April 26 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. OR April 17 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Come get acquainted with the Parkridge East facility and take a walking tour with one of our nurses. You will tour the Labor and Delivery area and the Mother/Baby area (based on availability). Prenatal services and classes will be discussed with a time for questions and answers. This tour begins in the Rowe Conference Room.

 

Classes are subject to change or cancellation depending on class size; participants will be notified one week prior to class. If you do not receive a confirmation letter or phone call within two weeks of your class date, call MedLine at 800-242-5662. For more information and to register for classes, call MedLine at 800-242-5662


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