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Monmouth Medical Center Presents January Childbirth and Parenting Programs

12/23/2015

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP
Mondays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 10 to 11 a.m.

This support group is run by a registered, board-certified lactation consultant with NICU experience. Topics covered will include newborn and growing infants, premature infants in hospital and at home, pumping and exclusive pumping, common challenges as well as all topics and issues related to breastfeeding. This group meets in Stanley 214, at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-6992. Free.

MOTHER TO MOTHER SUPPORT GROUP
Mondays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25 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 732-923-6992. Free.

PREPARATION FOR CHILDBIRTH
Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 & February 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 732-923-6992. $125 per couple.

STEP (SYSTEMATIC TRAINING FOR EFFECTIVE PARENTING OF YOUNG CHILDREN)
Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27 & February 3 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Parenting young children can be challenging. The five-session STEP program focuses on understanding the behavior of young children, communication, cooperation, effective discipline and nurturing children from infancy to six years. This program will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. $125 per couple.

EISENBERG FAMILY CENTER TOUR
Saturday, January 6 at 8 p.m. and

Sundays, January 17 or 31 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 or email teamlink@barnabashealth.org. Free.

BABY CARE BASICS
Thursdays, January 7 & 14 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 732-923-6992. $95 per couple.

MAKE ROOM FOR BABY
Saturday, January 9 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 732-923-6992. $50 per family.

ONE-DAY MARVELOUS MULTIPLES
Sunday, January 10 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This one-day childbirth education program for those expecting twins, triplets or more is to be attended early in the second trimester of pregnancy. The class will cover nutrition, labor and delivery, anesthesia options, Cesarean section, relaxation techniques, risks and complications of multiple pregnancy, recovery and caring for multiples. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. There will also be a tour of the Regional Newborn Center. The program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6992. $189 per couple.

GRANDPARENTS PROGRAM
Monday, January 11 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 732-923-6992. $40 per person, $50 per couple.

CHILDBIRTH UPDATE - VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER CESAREAN
Wednesday, January 13 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 732-923-6992. $50 per couple.

BREASTFEEDING TODAY
Saturday, January 16 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 732-923-6992. $65 per couple.

MOMS OF MULTIPLES SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesday, January 20 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 732-923-6992. Free.

TWO-DAY PREPARATION FOR CHILDBIRTH
Saturdays, January 23 & 30 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 732-923-6992. $160 per couple.

ONE-DAY CHILDBIRTH PROGRAM
Sunday, January 24 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 732-923-6992. $189 per couple.

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

For questions or more information, contact Childbirth Education at Monmouth Medical Center at (732) 923-6992.

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