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Monmouth Medical Center Presents August Childbirth and Parenting Programs

07/15/2013

PEDIATRIC PRE-OPERATIVE TOURS
Thursdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Tours are available for pediatric patients preparing to have a surgical procedure in the Cranmer Ambulatory Surgery Center at Monmouth. Tours are designed to reduce anxiety giving children a hands-on experience with medical equipment and visitation to areas they will encounter on the day of their surgery. Meet in the Pediatric Playroom of the Cranmer Ambulatory Surgery Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by Tuesday for Thursday tours by calling 732-923-6525. Free.

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION (PPD)/ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUPThursdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
This support group is a safe, non-threatening group for moms or expectant moms experiencing any of the perinatal mood disorders including but not limited to sadness, anger, anxiety, OCD, intrusive/compulsive thoughts, panic or post traumatic stress disorder. Weekly meetings are facilitated by a maternal/child health RN as well as a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in PPD. This group is co-sponsored by Central Jersey Family Health Consortium and is held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue, Long Branch. For information call 732-923-5234. Free.

TWO-DAY PREPARATION FOR CHILDBIRTH
Saturdays, August 3 & 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A complete childbirth education program in two-sessions including lectures on relaxation and breathing techniques. A continental breakfast will be provided. This class will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-6990. $160 per couple.

EISENBERG FAMILY CENTER TOUR
Sundays, August 4 & 18 at 3 p.m.
Tour theEisenberg Family Center, which offers a comfortable, homelike environment for expectant mothers in our expanded labor, delivery and recovery unit, and spacious postpartum rooms for women recovering from childbirth. Tours will be conducted by a staff member who will answer your questions. Tours are held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 1-888-724-7123. Free.

MOTHER TO MOTHER SUPPORT GROUP
Mondays, August 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Once your baby arrives, join other new mothers to talk about what you are experiencing. Discussions will be led by a registered nurse on topics including infant behavior, feeding, sleeping patterns and crying, as well as recovering from childbirth. Newborns up to age 6 months and fathers are welcome. The program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-6990. Free.

PREPARATION FOR CHILDBIRTH
Tuesdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 & September 3 from 7 to 9 p.m
Held on Tuesday evenings, this course offers five sessions of childbirth education including lectures on relaxation and breathing techniques. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue, Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6990. $125 per couple.

CESAREAN BIRTH EDUCATION
Wednesday, August 7 from 7 to 9 pm
This education program is for couples and offers explanations of what to expect if Cesarean delivery is indicated for first time or repeat Cesarean deliveries. This program will be heldat Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6990. $50 per couple.

BABY CARE BASICS
Saturdays, August 17 & 24 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about infant care including growth, development and safety issues. The course will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6990. $95 per couple.

MOMS OF MULTIPLES SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesday, August 21 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Come join the only Moms of Multiples Support Group in the area. Led by a registered nurse and a mother of multiples herself, topics will include feeding and caring for more than one baby, sleep patterns and behaviors, getting out of the house, relationship changes and more. Meet and network with other new moms whose situations are similar to your own. Babies are welcome. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-6990. Free.

GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN SUPPORT GROUPWednesday, August 21 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Grandparent caregivers face many challenges including health issues, financial difficulties and lack of emotional support. This free ongoing monthly group helps address these issues in a supportive and caring environment. This program will be held at the Maysie Stroock Pavilion at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-730-9112. Free.

MAKE ROOM FOR BABY
Saturday, August 24 from 10 to 11 a.m.
This is a special program for families and siblings (age two and older) who are expecting a baby brother or sister. Staff will acquaint them with the hospital setting and help to prepare them for the baby. This is held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6990. $50 per family.

ONE-DAY CHILDBIRTH PROGRAM
Sunday, August 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A complete childbirth preparation course in one day geared for highly motivated participants with busy lifestyles or fluctuating schedules unable to commit to a five-week program. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The course will be held at Monmouth Medical Center located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Pre-registration is required by calling 732-923-6990. $189 per couple.

ADOPTIVE PARENTING
Call for schedule.
Planning an adoption? This program helps you prepare for your child’s arrival. Classes include information on infant care, feeding and formula preparation, baby equipment, safety and child growth and development during the first year of life. For information, call 732-923-6990. $175 per couple.

GESTATIONAL DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM
Call to schedule an appointment.
This one-session class is designed for women who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Participants will learn how gestational diabetes develops, the link between diet and blood glucose, how to plan healthy meals and how to use a blood glucose meter for home monitoring. A free blood glucose meter starter kit will be provided. Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday as needed at The Center for Diabetes Education at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Ave. in Long Branch. For information and/or to schedule an appointment, call 732-923-5025.

NOTE: ALL PROGRAMS MEET AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, 300 SECOND AVENUE, LONG BRANCH, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

For questions or more information, contact The Community Health Education Department at Monmouth Medical Center at (732) 923-6990.

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