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October 15, 2019

Prepared Childbirth (2-day course)

Hospital: UMass Memorial Medical Center
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 the UMass Memorial 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.

October 17, 2019

Newborn Care

Hospital: UMass Memorial Medical Center
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.

October 19, 2019

Prepared Childbirth (1-day course)

Hospital: UMass Memorial Medical Center
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 the UMass Memorial 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.

October 24, 2019

Breastfeeding

Hospital: UMass Memorial Medical Center
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Breast-feeding offers many benefits for your baby (and you!) including skin-to-skin contact for better bonding. This prenatal breast-feeding class will help you get off to the best start. You will learn about the many benefits of breastfeeding, ways to read your baby’s hunger signs, a variety of breast-feeding positions, steps to achieve a correct latch-on for your baby, methods to troubleshoot potential challenges, and how to find a lactation consultant for ongoing breastfeeding support. Learning these techniques prenatally, in a relaxed environment, allows for easier retention of information and prepares you for hands-on breast-feeding practice after the delivery, with the help of your nurse or lactation consultant. 

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.

October 26, 2019

Infant CPR and Safety

Hospital: UMass Memorial Medical Center
12:00pm to 2:00pm

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 kits, 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.

October 29, 2019

Eyes to the Past - A Historical Look at Eye Health

Hospital: UMass Memorial Medical Center
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Locations:
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Lamar Soutter Library
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences will present, Eyes to the Past, a program featuring a collection of historical ophthalmology artifacts and presentations, Tuesday, October 29 from 4 to 6 pm. Presentations include, Hindsight is 20/20: A Review of the Archives by Lauren Colwell, MD candidate, University of Massachusetts Medical School; The Road to Ocular Gene Therapy: Lessons from the Past by Hemant Khanna, PhD, principal investigator and associate professor, UMass Medical School; and Ophthalmology Era by Haijiang Lin, MD, PhD, ophthalmologist, UMass Memorial Eye Center, and assistant professor and director of translational research, UMass Medical School.

Registration:

This program is open to the public. No registration is required.

November 2, 2019

Prepared Childbirth (1-day course)

Hospital: UMass Memorial Medical Center
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 the UMass Memorial 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.

November 9, 2019

Breastfeeding

Hospital: UMass Memorial Medical Center
9:30am to 12:00pm

Breast-feeding offers many benefits for your baby (and you!) including skin-to-skin contact for better bonding. This prenatal breast-feeding class will help you get off to the best start. You will learn about the many benefits of breastfeeding, ways to read your baby’s hunger signs, a variety of breast-feeding positions, steps to achieve a correct latch-on for your baby, methods to troubleshoot potential challenges, and how to find a lactation consultant for ongoing breastfeeding support. Learning these techniques prenatally, in a relaxed environment, allows for easier retention of information and prepares you for hands-on breast-feeding practice after the delivery, with the help of your nurse or lactation consultant. 

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.

November 9, 2019

Newborn Care

Hospital: UMass Memorial Medical Center
1:00pm to 3:30pm

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.

November 12, 2019

Prepared Childbirth (2-day course)

Hospital: UMass Memorial Medical Center
6:00pm to 8:50pm

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 the UMass Memorial 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.

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