FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 18, 2010) – Parents and expectant parents are invited to attend several informative classes offered by the Maternity Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital (PFH). For more information on the Maternity Center at PFH, visit fayettehospital.org. Community members are invited to take part in the following classes:
Prepared Childbirth Class - This course, recommended for women 20 to 28 weeks into pregnancy, provides an eight hour childbirth education class that teaches mom and her partner about what to expect during labor and delivery. The instructor will discuss the stages of labor, relaxation, breathing techniques, common concerns, comfort measures and much more. Participants will need to bring two pillows and a blanket or towel. The fee for the course is $100 and includes light refreshments. The class will be held Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the 1279 Building in Conference Room C. To register, call Link2Health toll-free at 1-866-900-4321. For more information call 770-719-6390.
Baby Basics - This is a two hour class providing information and guidance related to the care of the newborn. Topics discussed will include diapering, burping, feeding, calming a fussy baby, immunizations, cord care, circumcision and signs of illness. Offered monthly, the next class is Monday, March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. The class will be held in the 1279 Building, 3rd floor and the cost is $10. Registration is required. To register call Link2Health at 1-866-900-4321.
Baby Dayz – This monthly informational group offers support and solutions to all your parenting and newborn questions during the first months. An educational speaker will present a new topic each month. The class meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Fayette County Public Library in Fayetteville. The next class is Tuesday, March 9, at 10 a.m. Babies up to 6 months old are welcome and a certified lactation consultant will be available. The class is free and registration not required. Call 770-719-6390 for more information.
Breastfeeding Basics - The Maternity Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital offers a three hour group participation discussion on the benefits and how-to's of breastfeeding. This class includes preparing for breastfeeding and getting started in the hospital and at home, special situations and growing a breastfeeding family. The class is best if done prior to delivery, but participants are welcome at any time. Fathers and grandparents are welcomed and encouraged to attend also. This class is now offered every month at no charge, and the next class is Saturday, March 13, at 9 a.m. in 1279 Building, 3rd floor Conference Room C. To register call Link2Health at 1-866-900-4321. For more information or to register, call 770-719-6390.
Infant Safety and CPR - Recommended for expectant parents and caregivers, this 2 hour class discusses the basics of CPR, including choke-saving skills, home safety and other injury prevention measures. Taught by an American Heart Association Certified Instructor. Offered monthly, the next class is Monday, March 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Maternity Center Conference Room on the third floor of PFH. Cost: $25/person or $35/couple. To register call Link2Health @ 1-866-900-4321. For more information call 770-719-6390.
Moms in Motion - “Moms in Motion” is a fitness program designed to prepare women for the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy and postpartum. The class combines low impact aerobics, toning exercises, relaxation and breathing techniques and appropriate warm-ups/cool-downs perfect for both pregnant and postpartum women. The program provides not only a safe and effective exercise regime, but also provides valuable information on pregnancy, postpartum and child safety. Participants may register for this ongoing program at any time during or after pregnancy. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in Suite 200 of the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fitness Center at 1250 Hwy 54 West. Space is limited. The classes are FREE to fitness center members and $25 per month for non-members. Written approval from a physician is required. For more information or to register, call 770-719-7290.
Maternity Center Tours - The Maternity Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital welcomes expectant mothers and their families to take a tour of the facility. The tour will provide information on the hospital's approach to maternity care and how physicians and staff help new mothers and their babies before and after delivery. Expectant mothers and their support partners are welcome. This month, tours will be offered Mondays, March 1 and March 29, at 6 p.m., and Saturdays, March 13, at 12:30 p.m., and March 20, at 6 p.m. Please meet in the Maternity Center lobby (third floor, enter through the West Entrance). For more information call 770-719-6390.
Fayette County Safe Kids Child Passenger Safety Training Class - Fayette County Safe Kids will offer a car seat safety class to teach parents how to keep children safe, especially while traveling by car. The course will be offered Monday, March 8, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room A on the third floor of the hospital's 1279 Building. This class is offered for $10 the second Monday of each month. For additional information contact Debbie Straight, 770-305-5148.
Sibling Class - Siblings ages three to ten, accompanied by a parent, are welcome to attend. The class includes a brief tour of the hospital, and covers the adjustments of becoming a big brother or big sister, as well as what happens to the mother while she is in the hospital. The course will be offered Saturday, March 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. This class is offered for $10 the second Saturday of each month. Please meet in the Maternity Center lobby (third floor, enter through the West Entrance) and sign in. To register call Link2Health @ 1-866-900-4321 or 770-719-6390 for more information.