Health Education Classes
Planned Parenting Classes
Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your new baby! The session below includes all 8 classes in the Prepared Parenting Classes. Please note by registering you are signing up for all 8 classes but each class can be taken by the public individually and even though registration may be listed as "closed" please feel free to drop in. The next 8-week Planned Parenting Classes will begin April 6, 2017 so please look back to www.stpetes.org 4 weeks prior for the dates of classes and your chance to register.
With registration, each participant will automatically be enrolled in the Emmi Patient Education Program and will receive via email information regarding childbirth.
St. Peter's is an officially-designated Baby Friendly® hospital. The Baby Friendly Initiative recognizes hospitals that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding.
1st Half -- "Special Delivery"
Childbirth Education - "Special Delivery" Series
Thursday, Feb 2, 9, 16, & 23 @ 6:30-8:30pm
The 4-session series covers recognizing the signs and symptoms of labor, breathing and relaxation skills, pain management options, coach’s role and involvement during labor, and Caeserean deliveries. This series also covers a tour of the birthing facility: checking into the hospital, hospital policies, reminders of what needs to be ready before you check into the hospital, prenatal education opportunities, and locations/amenities of birthing suites and nursery.
Labor & Delivery Physician Lectures
Tuesday, March 7 @ 6:00-8:00pm
Local labor and delivery physicians and pediatricians 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, as well as provide you with 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 unavailable to make the class. (Although this class is included in our parenting series, it is also open to the public. By including and registering for this as part of the series it reserves your space.)
Boot Camp for New Dads
Wednesday, March 15 @ 6:30-8:30pm
What a fun time for Dads! Issues covered during these classes include the challenges of forming a family, how to play with your infant, boosting dad's confidence, dad's new role as protector and coach, patience and support with new moms, dealing with the most deadly combination – sleep deprivation and hormonal imbalance. More items covered include hurdles to get through in the first week, feeding tips that get everyone more sleep and other topics such as taking mom and new baby home, bonding, caring for your own needs, and jealous pets. No girls allowed, sorry moms, (unless under the age of six months).
You & Your Baby
Wednesday, March 22 @ 6:30-8:30pm
Instructed by our Clinical Specialist Karrie Fairbrother, RN, she will educate you on the topics of baby care, including baby baths, characteristics of babies, umbilical cord care, steps of resuscitation, and post-partum care for mom.
Breast Feeding Back to Basics
Tuesday, March 28 @ 6:00-8:30pm
This class is taught by a Family Nurse Practitioner, Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Topics covered during this class include the benefits of human breast milk, anatomy and physiology of how lactation occurs, elements which promote successful feedings, determining adequate milk intake and also, returning to work and breast pumping.
For any additional information please call 447-2527.