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September 27, 2016

Prenatal Yoga

6:00pm to 7:00pm

This class consists of gentle yoga postures and breath 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.

October 1, 2016

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 1, 2016

Infant CPR and Safety

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 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 3, 2016

Healthy Parenting Group

10:00am to 11:30am
Ambulatory Psychiatry
UMass Memorial - Hahnemann Campus
279 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605

This 10-week group for caregivers of children ages two through 12 runs Mondays from 10 to 11:30 am, beginning September 12. Childcare is not provided. The curriculum focuses on positive parenting strategies and creating/building positive family relationships. Topics discussed include play, praise, rewards and incentives, social and emotional coaching, ignoring, natural and logical consequences, and time outs. Parent training is an evidence-based treatment shown to improve behavioral disturbances associated with ODD, ADHD and conduct disorder, as well as prevention of behavioral disturbances in high risk children. Parent training has also been shown to improve parent mental health outcomes. A co-pay may apply.

Registration:

For more information or to register, call 508-334-2453.

October 6, 2016

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.

Warfarin and Vitamin K: A Breakthrough Non-drug Alternative to Warfarin

6:00pm to 7:00pm
Beechwood Hotel
363 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Learn about the relationship between vitamin K and warfarin, and a new breakthrough option that may eliminate the use of warfarin in treating atrial fibrillation.

Registration:

Register online for this free program. 

October 10, 2016

Healthy Parenting Group

10:00am to 11:30am
Ambulatory Psychiatry
UMass Memorial - Hahnemann Campus
279 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605

This 10-week group for caregivers of children ages two through 12 runs Mondays from 10 to 11:30 am, beginning September 12. Childcare is not provided. The curriculum focuses on positive parenting strategies and creating/building positive family relationships. Topics discussed include play, praise, rewards and incentives, social and emotional coaching, ignoring, natural and logical consequences, and time outs. Parent training is an evidence-based treatment shown to improve behavioral disturbances associated with ODD, ADHD and conduct disorder, as well as prevention of behavioral disturbances in high risk children. Parent training has also been shown to improve parent mental health outcomes. A co-pay may apply.

Registration:

For more information or to register, call 508-334-2453.

October 11, 2016

Prenatal Yoga

6:00pm to 7:00pm

This class consists of gentle yoga postures and breath 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.

October 13, 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 first 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.

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

Registration:

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

October 15, 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 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.

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