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September 28, 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.

September 30, 2017

Teddy Bear Clinic

9:00am to 3:00pm
EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604

Calling all kids! UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center is bringing the Teddy Bear Clinic to the EcoTarium Saturday, September 30 from 10 am to 3 pm. Bring your favorite stuffed toy for a check-up, check out cool EcoTarium exhibits, and hop aboard a firetruck and ambulance during this fun and free health and safety fair. 

Registration:

Admission is entirely free for the entire family! Visit our web page to learn more!

September 30, 2017

Infant CPR and Safety

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.

Breastfeeding

12:00pm to 2:00pm

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.

October 7, 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.

October 10, 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.

October 11, 2017

The 7th Annual PMP Appendiceal Cancer Symposium

8:30am to 1:00pm

Patients and family, healthcare professionals, and caregivers are invited to attend a free and innovative program on PMP/Appendiceal Cancer. “PMP/Appendiceal Cancer: What’s New in 2017!” will be held on Wednesday, October 11 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Leading surgeons and researchers will discuss the latest advances in PMP/Appendiceal Cancer diagnosis and treatment. There will also be a special patient, family and survivors panel as well as a session dedicated to nutrition and cancer. This event is co-sponsored by the PMP Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Attendants can earn CEUs where applicable. Breakfast and lunch will be served. There is no charge for this event but preregistration is required.

 

Registration:

Register here.

 

October 12, 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.

October 14, 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.

October 17, 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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