East Jefferson General Hospital

Woman & Child Services 6

Next Stop, Parenthood!

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EJGH has partnered with Destination Maternity to help expectant families on their journey to parenthood and beyond. Now, in addition to the courses still offered at EJGH’s main campus, classes will be held at the Destination Maternity location on North Causeway Blvd. Click here to register online for Destination Maternity Classes.

Courses offered include:

ABC's of Breastfeeding – Dispels myths and provides basics on breastfeeding. Feeding your newborn and pump pointers are also discussed.

Balanced Nutrition Series – This 5-class series helps you to gain an understanding of balanced nutrition, food safety, postpartum weight loss, lactation nutrition and infant feeding.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage and Yoga – This informative class will discuss the many benefits of Massage Therapy and Yoga during pregnancy. The instructor is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Yoga Teacher at the EJGH Wellness Center. Participants will learn deep breathing techniques and gentle Yoga poses.

Could you be at risk for Gestational Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes? – Learn when and how gestational diabetes may affect your pregnancy and if you might be at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Symptoms, screening and management will be discussed.

Dogs & Storks – This two hour seminar teaches parents-to-be how to successfully prepare the family dog for the arrival of a new baby. For many parents, their first "kids" were pets. Now that a baby is in the future, it is important that parents help their dog adapt to this new addition and create a safe environment for both the dog and the baby. This class is also recommended for grandparents, babysitters, or anyone who owns a dog that will be around the new baby.

Eating Well for You and Baby – In a series if three classes, offered once a month, you will learn what to eat for a healthy pregnancy and how to avoid food borne illnesses. For after baby arrives, we will present ways to maintain a healthy diet during breastfeeding and how best to get back to your pre-baby weight without the use of fad diets. Transitioning baby to solids and navigating the picky eaters phase will also be discussed.

Family & Friends CPR – The American Heart Association created this non-certifying program for anyone who wants to learn how to give CPR to a child or infant.

Fit For Two – EJGH Fitness Principle teaches the usage of stretch-fit bands for a low impact fitness program that is great for women to keep fit before, during and after pregnancy.

Food Safety – With pregnancy comes special considerations concerning food safety. Learn how to avoid food borne illness to have a healthy pregnancy.

Gestational Diabetes – Learn when and how gestational diabetes may affect your pregnancy and if you might be at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Symptoms, screenings and management will be discussed.

Healthy Birth Practices – Lamaze practices are grounded in extensive research and supported by many. Gain an understanding of how six simple steps can help you have a safer and healthier birth. No fees - class is FREE.

HypnoBirthing® - The Mongan Method – This is as much a philosophy as it is a birthing technique. The method teaches you that in the absence of fear and tension, severe pain does not have to accompany labor. You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony--as they were designed to--when your body is sufficiently relaxed.

Immunizations for Newborns – Learn why vaccinating your child is a safe and effective measure that reduces the risk of illness, disability and death. Immunization schedules and recommendations will also be discussed.

Infant Feeding – Be prepared to raise a healthy baby by learning what foods are appropriate for each age group. Learn what to do with picky eaters to help maintain proper nutrition for your child.

Introduction to Infant Massage – Expectant and new parents learn how a nurturing touch can help relax baby, alleviate colicky symptoms, improve sleep patterns, increase weight gain, but most importantly, enhance a solid bond between parent and baby.

Lactation Nutrition – Learn how to continue your healthy diet during breastfeeding. Make sure you are getting enough of the appropriate foods for healthy lactation.

Navigating the Physical and Emotional Changes of Pregnancy – Find out what types of things you can expect in the first few weeks of pregnancy and beyond. Join us as we present information on how a woman's body changes both physically and mentally during pregnancy.

Newborn Essentials – Get answers from the experts about the first weeks at home with a newborn. Get the basics of feeding, bathing, diapering, swaddling, umbilical cord and circumcision care, and how to take a temperature in this small, confidence-boosting class.

Nutrition Series – Enrollment in Lactation Nutrition, Infant Feeding, Balanced Nutrition, Food Safety, Weight Loss as a series is discounted.

Prenatal Massage and Yoga – Discuss the many benefits of massage therapy and yoga during pregnancy. Mothers-to-be will learn deep breathing techniques and gentle yoga poses.

Prenatal Yoga – Gain and maintain strength and flexibility during pregnancy and alleviate some of the common aches and pains associated with pregnancy. In addition, learn how to use yoga for labor and delivery. This course is for all moms to be, regardless of yoga experience and is safe and accommodating to all months of pregnancy.

Relationships & Babies: A New Beginning – Discussion to assist couples as they transition from life before baby and re-learn how to relate to one another once the baby is home.

Safety Check: Keeping Your Baby Safe – Keeping your baby safe - both inside and outside of your home is an important part of parenting. This class presents general information on first aid, medical and environmental emergencies, car seat safety and ways to prevent infant abduction.

Weight Loss After Birth – Trying to get back in shape after pregnancy? Learn how to lose weight appropriately without fad diets after delivery.

Registration is available at Destination Maternity by using the parent education phone at the juice bar. You can also register through EJGH's HealthFinder at (504) 456-5000 or online by clicking here. Pre-registration is required for all classes.