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Classes and Events for the week of Feb. 10, 2013

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Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Stroke Support Group
Registration closed
1:00PM
The Stroke Survivor Support Group offers education, support and resources for individuals who have been affected by stroke. Survivors, family members, caregivers...

Speech and Communication Group for Parkinson's Disease
Registration closed
3:00pm
In this monthly support group, learn effective speech strategies and practice communication skills. Caregivers encouraged to attend.

Motherhood: The New Reality Show
Registration closed
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Bring the baby, pack a lunch and join other new moms as we brainstorm tips on infant care and surviving motherhood. We will discuss coping strategies for the developmental milestones of infants, provide lactation support, offer suggestions for transitioning back to work and share resources for staying home full-time.
This class/support group is targeted to moms who are 2 – 12 weeks post-delivery, however, any new mother is welcome as often as you like. Classes are facilitated by an RN/Lactation Consultant. Often Duke Pediatricians/Residents are able to join us. One-time $10 fee for all the sessions a mom chooses to attend.

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

Understanding and Managing Congestive Heart Failure
Registration closed
6:30pm
Class cancelled

Tour The Birth Place At Durham Regional Hospital
Registration closed
7:00PM
To help prepare for the delivery of your baby, Durham Regional Hospital provides tours of The Birth Place. Remember to bring your photo id if you wish to tour...

Infant Massage Class Series
Registration closed
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This 2-part hands-on series (Tuesdays, February 12 & 19) introduces parents to the basics of infant massage, which helps parents bond with baby, aid in digestion, etc. Infants ages 1 month – 4 months may participate. All classes are taught by Certified Infant Massage Instructors. “Baby’s First Touch” massage book and massage oil provided.
Please dress baby in 2-piece (top and bottom) outfit and bring an extra blanket with the usual gear in your baby bag.

Prepared Childbirth Class Series
Registration closed - ***Transitioning to new registration process***
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
***Transitioning to new registration process***

While website, www.birthandbabyeducation.com, is under construction and registration/payment may not yet be completed on-line, class descriptions and some dates have been posted.

For registration and payment options, please email joan@birthandbabyeducation.com or call Joan at 919 215-7142.

Prepared Childbirth Class Series
Registration closed
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Educators trained as Lamaze certified childbirth instructors (LCCE) teach all classes at Teer House. The series of classes includes information and practice sessions on: signs and stages of labor; role of the dad/support person; vaginal and cesarean births; comfort measures including relaxation and breathing techniques; pain management options; coping with unexpected outcomes; hospital routines. This 4 class series will be Tuesday/Thursday February 12, 14, 19, and 21. Expectant parents are encouraged to complete the series by their 34-37th week. We recommend you attend the hospital tour prior to beginning this series since some dates may conflict. Register early, space is limited.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013


Baby Care Class
Registration closed
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
A hands-on class for soon-to-be parents or caregivers coving the basics of newborn care/appearance through the first month after birth. Includes: comfort techniques, swaddling, diapering, bathing. DAD/SUPPORT PERSON ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

Breastfeeding Class
Registration closed
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Learn important strategies for establishing effective breastfeeding; positioning; recognizing possible challenges and avoiding potential barriers to breastfeeding. A short discussion related to pumping is included, but this is covered in-depth in Motherhood group. DAD/SUPPORT PERSON ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.