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Classes, Events & Screenings

May 31, 2016

Infant CPR

6:00pm to 8:00pm

The CPR and Safety class includes information and materials for parents and caregivers on safety topics for newborns and provides hands-on practice for infant CPR and choking. This course follows the guidelines of the American Heart Association but is not a certification course for professionals. Expectant family and friends are shown the Infant CPR video and then given the opportunity to practice 1:1 on an infant mannequin. Various scenarios are also given to the group to practice their response to safety situations and emergencies. Topics cover: what to include in your home and car first aid kit, emergency disaster plans, fire safety, water safety, poison prevention, choking prevention, information on proper car seat installation and how to introduce your infant to your pet.

You should complete this class by about one month before your due date (earlier for twins), or you can take it after you have your baby. On the day of class wear comfortable clothes and bring a pen, water and snacks.

Registration:

Register online at www.newenglandprenatal.com or by calling 855-366-5221.

June 4, 2016

Prepared Childbirth

9:30am to 3:45pm

Prepared Childbirth is an essential course for pregnant women and their birth partners to develop an understanding of the labor and birth process and begin practicing coping techniques. These techniques are useful at home for early labor as well as in the hospital during more active labor and most can be used whether you are planning on an epidural or natural childbirth. Coping skills include breathing, massage, positions for labor, relaxation exercises and more. You will learn about medical considerations such as epidural anesthesia, induction and Cesarean section. Postpartum care will also be reviewed and will include a brief overview of immediate newborn care and breastfeeding. Note: separate classes for newborn care and breastfeeding are offered for more detailed information.

After class instruction is completed, your instructor will take you on a 45 minute tour of UMass Memorial's Maternity Unit.

You should complete your classes by about one month before your due date (earlier for twins). On the day of class, wear comfortable clothes and bring two pillows, a blanket, a pen, water and snacks. This course includes a 30-minute lunch break.

Registration:

 

Register online at www.newenglandprenatal.com or by calling 855-366-5221.

June 7, 2016

Prepared Childbirth

6:00pm to 8:50pm

Prepared Childbirth is an essential course for pregnant women and their birth partners to develop an understanding of the labor and birth process and begin practicing coping techniques. These techniques are useful at home for early labor as well as in the hospital during more active labor and most can be used whether you are planning on an epidural or natural childbirth. Coping skills include breathing, massage, positions for labor, relaxation exercises and more. You will learn about medical considerations such as epidural anesthesia, induction and Cesarean section. Postpartum care will also be reviewed and will include a brief overview of immediate newborn care and breastfeeding. Note: separate classes for newborn care and breastfeeding are offered for more detailed information.

After class instruction is completed on your second day, your instructor will take you on a 45-minute tour of UMass Memorial's Maternity Unit.

You should complete your classes by about one month before your due date (earlier for twins). On the day of class, wear comfortable clothes and bring two pillows, a blanket, a pen, water and snacks.

Registration:

Register online at www.newenglandprenatal.com or by calling 855-366-5221.

June 9, 2016

Newborn Care

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Prepare for early parenthood through this engaging, hands-on Newborn Care class, a prenatal class to help you learn to care for newborns up to six weeks of age. Using a doll model, you will practice the basics of bathing, diapering, swaddling, umbilical cord and circumcision care, colic holds, and gas relief techniques. You will learn proven techniques to soothe your crying baby, how to determine what is normal adjustment and what is not, the essentials of car seat safety and more.

You should complete your classes by about one month before your due date (earlier for twins). On the day of class, bring a pen, water and snacks.

Registration:

Register online at www.newenglandprenatal.com or by calling 855-366-5221.

June 11, 2016

Skin Cancer Screening

8:00am to 12:00pm
UMass Memorial Medical Center - Hahnemann Campus
Dermatology, 4th floor
281 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Ten minutes could change your life! Our Medical Center and the American Academy of Dermatology are partnering to provide a free skin cancer screening Saturday, June 11, 8 am to noon, Dermatology Clinic, 4th floor, Hahnemann Campus. Did you know that skin cancer is one of the most common of all cancers? About 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Melanoma, a more dangerous type of skin cancer, will account for more than 73,000 cases this year.

Registration:

To schedule an appointment, call 508-344-5928 on Tuesday, June 7 or Wednesday, June 8, 9 am and 1 pm. Walk-ins are welcome at this public event and free parking is provided.

June 11, 2016

Super Siblings

11:00am to 12:00pm

Help prepare your three to eight year old to become a big brother or sister. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Includes hands on demonstration of how to safely hold and play with new baby.

Registration:

Register online at www.newenglandprenatal.com or by calling 855-366-5221.

June 11, 2016

Infant CPR

1:00pm to 3:00pm

The CPR and Safety class includes information and materials for parents and caregivers on safety topics for newborns and provides hands-on practice for infant CPR and choking. This course follows the guidelines of the American Heart Association but is not a certification course for professionals. Expectant family and friends are shown the Infant CPR video and then given the opportunity to practice 1:1 on an infant mannequin. Various scenarios are also given to the group to practice their response to safety situations and emergencies. Topics cover: what to include in your home and car first aid kit, emergency disaster plans, fire safety, water safety, poison prevention, choking prevention, information on proper car seat installation and how to introduce your infant to your pet.

You should complete this class by about one month before your due date (earlier for twins), or you can take it after you have your baby. On the day of class wear comfortable clothes and bring a pen, water and snacks.

Registration:

Register online at www.newenglandprenatal.com or by calling 855-366-5221.

June 14, 2016

Prepared Childbirth

6:00pm to 8:50pm

Prepared Childbirth is an essential course for pregnant women and their birth partners to develop an understanding of the labor and birth process and begin practicing coping techniques. These techniques are useful at home for early labor as well as in the hospital during more active labor and most can be used whether you are planning on an epidural or natural childbirth. Coping skills include breathing, massage, positions for labor, relaxation exercises and more. You will learn about medical considerations such as epidural anesthesia, induction and Cesarean section. Postpartum care will also be reviewed and will include a brief overview of immediate newborn care and breastfeeding. Note: separate classes for newborn care and breastfeeding are offered for more detailed information.

After class instruction is completed on your second day, your instructor will take you on a 45-minute tour of UMass Memorial's Maternity Unit.

You should complete your classes by about one month before your due date (earlier for twins). On the day of class, wear comfortable clothes and bring two pillows, a blanket, a pen, water and snacks.

Registration:

Register online at www.newenglandprenatal.com or by calling 855-366-5221.

June 18, 2016

Prepared Childbirth

9:30am to 3:45pm

Prepared Childbirth is an essential course for pregnant women and their birth partners to develop an understanding of the labor and birth process and begin practicing coping techniques. These techniques are useful at home for early labor as well as in the hospital during more active labor and most can be used whether you are planning on an epidural or natural childbirth. Coping skills include breathing, massage, positions for labor, relaxation exercises and more. You will learn about medical considerations such as epidural anesthesia, induction and Cesarean section. Postpartum care will also be reviewed and will include a brief overview of immediate newborn care and breastfeeding. Note: separate classes for newborn care and breastfeeding are offered for more detailed information.

After class instruction is completed, your instructor will take you on a 45 minute tour of UMass Memorial's Maternity Unit.

You should complete your classes by about one month before your due date (earlier for twins). On the day of class, wear comfortable clothes and bring two pillows, a blanket, a pen, water and snacks. This course includes a 30-minute lunch break.

Registration:

Register online at www.newenglandprenatal.com or by calling 855-366-5221.

June 21, 2016

Prenatal Yoga

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Class consists of gentle yoga postures and breathe work for anyone at any place along the journey of pregnancy. Specific postures and sequences are designed to help improve circulation and digestion, strengthen muscles and build awareness of body and mind. No prior athletic experience is required. Prior to class, please inform the instructor of any injuries or medical conditions to ensure a safe practice. Participants can register for six one-hour sessions or individual one-hour sessions.

Registration:

Register online at www.newenglandprenatal.com or by calling 855-366-5221.

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