Taught by an obstetrical registered nurse who is a certified lactation consultant, this class is for both parents and includes the benefits of human breast milk, anatomy and physiology of lactation, elements which promote successful feeding, returning to work while still breast feeding, determining adequate milk intake and breast pumping.
Classes and Events Archive - March, 2012
A 12 hour (2 day) instructional program for youth ages 11-13. Topics include how to deal with medical emergencies, what to do when a child chokes, responsibilities, age appropriate activities, babysitting as a business and safety. Students must pass a written test as well as demonstrate rescue breathing and choking on mannequins to receive a certificate of completion.
Fee is $50/student and enrollment is limited as regulated by National Safe Sitter Org. standards.
Currently all classes are CLOSED! No more space available. Please do not attempt to register for a class.
More classes to be announced April 1.
Each class is 2 days from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ...
This free Health Fair focusing on pregnancy and infant & toddler care provides an opportunity for expectant and new parents, grandparents, siblings and caregivers to gain helpful information on all aspects of child care, from prenatal and infant care to raising a healthy toddler.
Features of the event include
- A demonstration on Noelle and Baby Blue, new life-like manikins that make it possible for Women & Children’s Unit staff and doctors to experience different birthing scenarios and care for a newborn
- Macy’s fashion show modeling maternity wear and children’s clothing
- St. Peter’s Nutrition Services...
Presented by By Yvonne Tapper-Gardzina, R.D., as part of St. Peter's Well-Nourished Lecture Series.
The talk will discuss how to differentiate between organic and traditional agricultural methods, what is meant by a raw food diet, plus the pros and cons of raw versus cooked food. Information on sustainability and why it is important for future generations, whether it has to do with crops, livestock, or fish will also be included. Tapper-Gardzina will answer questions from the audience.
Sponsored by the Real Food Market & Deli.
For the new mom and dad (or new mom and birthing coach) this class is instructed by a clinical nurse educator to learn about baby care including baths, characteristics, steps of resuscitation, normal development, how to tell if baby is sick and post partum care for moms.
"Growing Up and Growing Strong with Mom"; Saturday, March 17, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.;
A workshop for mothers and daughters (ages 10-13) to learn about and navigate together the sometimes rocky road of adolescence, puberty and maturity. This workshop will offer mothers (or a trusted female guardian) and daughters the opportunity to ask questions, gain information and talk about what's on their minds with Dr. Michelle Danielson, Pediatrician and presenter. Cost is $10 for each mother/daughter and $5 extra for each additional daughter. Light refreshments will be served, there will be breaks as needed and each daughter will receive a small gift.
Deadline to register is...
Sue Larson, R.D., and Cynthia Overturf, R.D. will give a brief review on label reading and product comparison with focus on whether products targeted for those with diabetes are better than regular foods. Participants will visit various stations to learn more about better choices in each section: produce, meat/poultry/fish and bakery, plus grocery aisles. The goal is for participants to learn how to choose healthy, affordable, high quality foods while meeting their dietary needs.
Meet at the Safeway entrance near the produce section.
The Diabetes Education Lecture is focused toward those affected by diabetes; however, it is free and open to all. The Diabetes Education Lecture series is sponsored by Medtronic. For more information call 444-2116...
This session includes 3 classes in the Parenting Series.
Labor & Delivery Physician Lectures
March 6 - 6pm
St. Peter's Hospital offers lectures on the first Tuesday evening of every other month. A physician will present information about the stages and phases of labor and show you some of the basic instruments used in labor and delivery and also provide time for some questions and answers.
A pediatrician will provide you with some information on caring for your newborn and what to expect during the initial stages of development, as well as some question and answer time. Please note that the physicians are sometimes called away for emergencies and may be...
Hospice Social Worker Lynne Grant will help those attending understand what hospice is and what services are available, how to determine when a patient qualifies for hospice and how to plan for, talk about and provide quality end-of-life care and support.
Hospice is a service that provides specialized end-of-life care to patients and families that addresses physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Services are focused on improving quality of life.
St. Peter’s Better Living Lecture series is sponsored Touchmark on Saddle Drive.
This 10-month nutritional and physical activity course focuses on the prevention of diabetes and heart disease through lifestyle change. Inch by Inch is offered on various weekdays over the noon hour and in the evening through 3 different sessions:
- January 16, 2012 through October 15, 2012
- January 17, 2012 through October 16, 2012
- January 18, 2012 through October 17, 2012
To be eligible, participants must have a referral from their physician and commit to keeping a daily log of food intake and physical activity (with a goal of spending 150 minutes per week engaged in moderate physical activity). After the core program is completed there are monthly follow-ups for six months. Participants must also meet certain medical eligibility...