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Monmouth Medical Center Presents June Childbirth and Parenting Programs

05/16/2013

TWO-DAY PREPARATION FOR CHILDBIRTH
Saturdays, June 1 & 8 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
Sunday, June 2 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, June 3, 10, 17 & 24 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.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR TODDLER
Tuesday, June 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Babies between the age of 1 and 3 are starting to walk, say “no” and throw tantrums. This program features a discussion of coping strategies for life with a toddler, including real parent-tested techniques. Communication, discipline, building confidence and learning patience will be covered. Ample time for questions and answers is provided in this interactive class. This program will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-6990. $75 per person.

CESAREAN BIRTH EDUCATION
Wednesday, June 5 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 held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6990. $50 per couple.

GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Grandparent caregivers face many challenges including health issues, financial difficulties and lack of emotional support. This free ongoing weekly group helps address these issues in a supportive and caring environment. Once-monthly “family dinners” provide an opportunity for further support for grandparents and for the children under their care. 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.

PEDIATRIC PRE-OPERATIVE TOURS
Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27 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.

FREE CHILD CAR SEAT INSPECTIONS
Saturday, June 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Stop by our car seat inspection to have your child’s car seat checked to make sure it is properly installed. Inspections are conducted by certified child passenger safety technicians and are offered through a cooperative effort of the New Jersey State Police, The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center’s SAFE KIDS Monmouth County Chapter. Appointment required by calling 1-888-724-7123.

HAPPIEST BABY ON THE BLOCK
Thursday, June 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Learn an extraordinary approach to keeping your baby happy based on the highly effective approach pioneered by Dr. Harvey Karp in his best-selling book and DVD. The class, which includes a DVD and Soothing Sounds CD, will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue, in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-6990. $50 per couple.

BABY CARE BASICS
Saturdays, June 15 & 22 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.

PREPARATION FOR CHILDBIRTH
Tuesdays, June 18 & 25 and July 2, 9 & 16 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.

MOMS OF MULTIPLES SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesday, June 19 from 11 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.

ONE-DAY CHILDBIRTH PROGRAM
Sunday, June 23 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.

BABY FAIR
Thursday, June 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Is there a baby in your future? Whether you’re already pregnant or plan on becoming a parent someday, you are invited to this free community event for expectant and prospective parents. Here’s your chance to talk with health care professionals about the childbirth experience, maternity choices or any other topics that are important to you. Join us for a tour of theEisenberg Family Center and nursery. Refreshments and free gifts will be provided. This event will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123. Free.

MAKE ROOM FOR BABY
Saturday, June 29 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.

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.

May 16, 2013

CONTACT: Elizabeth Brennan
ebrennan@barnabashealth.org

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