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Monmouth Medical Center Presents November Childbirth and Parenting Programs

10/29/2014

TWO-DAY PREPARATION FOR CHILDBIRTH
Saturdays, November 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
Sundays, November 2 & 30 at 3 p.m.
Tour the Eisenberg 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.

GRANDPARENTS PROGRAM
Monday, November 3 from 7 to 9 p.m.
During this program, grandparents will have the opportunity to meet with a prenatal educator and discuss current trends in childbirth and infant care so they can help support their own children as they become parents. A tour of The Eisenberg Family Center is included. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6990. $40 per person, $50 per couple.

PREPARATION FOR CHILDBIRTH
Tuesdays, November 4, 11, 18, 25 & December 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.
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 in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6990. $125 per couple.

CHILDBIRTH UPDATE - VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER CESAREAN
Wednesday, November 5 from 7 to 9 pm
This childbirth preparation review program teaches the latest breathing exercises and newest aspects of obstetrics. For those planning a vaginal birth after cesarean, discussion will include criteria, contra-indications, preparation and more. The course will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6990. $50 per couple.

BABY CARE BASICS
Thursdays, November 6 & 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.
This two-session program focuses on the care of the new baby including bathing, dressing, feeding and infant growth. Learn everything you need to know about infant care including development, safety and decisions about returning to work and other adjustments to life with baby for the new parents. 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.

BREASTFEEDING TODAY
Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
An introduction to breastfeeding for prospective mothers and fathers focusing on the process and techniques of breastfeeding, including advantages, preparation, concerns of working mothers and the role of the family. This is held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6990. $65 per couple.

MAKE ROOM FOR BABY
Saturday, November 15 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 program 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, November 16 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 Avenue in Long Branch. For information and/or to schedule an appointment, call 732-923-5025. Free.

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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