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February 21, 2017

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 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.

February 23, 2017

Breastfeeding

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Breastfeeding offers many benefits for your baby (and you!) including skin-to-skin contact for better bonding. This prenatal breastfeeding 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 breastfeeding 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 breastfeeding 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.

February 25, 2017

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 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.

February 28, 2017

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 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.

March 1, 2017

GoodFit Teen Weight and Wellness Orientation

6:00pm to 7:00pm
UMass Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Hiatt Auditorium, S1-608
Worcester, MA 01655

If your child’s weight is affecting his/her quality of life, the Good Fit Teen Weight and Wellness Clinic at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center may be able to help. Our team will work with your child to help him or her identify and reach personal weight loss goals. If your teen has a body mass index (BMI) great than 35 or he/she is experiencing medical problems related to obesity, join us to learn more about our program.

Registration:

For more information or to reserve your seat, call 508-334-9000 or e-mail goodfit@umassmemorial.org.

March 4, 2017

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 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.

March 9, 2017

Infant CPR and Safety

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 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.

March 11, 2017

Breastfeeding

9:30am to 12:00pm

Breastfeeding offers many benefits for your baby (and you!) including skin-to-skin contact for better bonding. This prenatal breastfeeding 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 breastfeeding 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 breastfeeding 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.

March 11, 2017

Newborn Care

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 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.

March 14, 2017

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 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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