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Monmouth Medical Center Presents September Childbirth and Parenting Programs

08/26/2015

ONE-DAY MARVELOUS MULTIPLES
Thursday, September 3 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.

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP
Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17 & 24 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 at Monmouth Medical Center's Stanley Room 214, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-6992. Free.

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION (PPD)/ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUP
Thursdays, September 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 3:30 to 5 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 who specializes in PPD. This group is co-sponsored by Central Jersey Family Health Consortium and is held at Maysie Stroock Pavilion, at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For information call Lisa Tremayne at 732-923-5573. Free.

BABY CARE BASICS
Thursdays, September 3 & 10 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.

TWO-DAY PREPARATION FOR CHILDBIRTH
Saturdays, September 5 & 12 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.

MOTHER TO MOTHER SUPPORT GROUP
Mondays, September 7, 14, 21 & 28 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.

CHILDBIRTH UPDATE - VAGINAL BIRTH AFTER CESAREAN
Wednesday, September 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.

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.

EISENBERG FAMILY CENTER TOUR
Wednesday, September 9 at 8 p.m. and
Sundays, September 13 & 27 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 by emailing teamlink@barnabashealth.org. Free.

MOMS OF MULTIPLES SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesday, September 16 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.

MAKE ROOM FOR BABY
Saturday, September 19 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.

BREASTFEEDING TODAY
Saturday, September 19 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.

GRANDPARENTS PROGRAM
Monday, September 21 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.

SAFE SITTER
Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presented by certified Safe Sitter instructors, this program teaches 11- to 13-year-olds to be responsible, creative babysitters with special emphasis on how to handle emergencies. Participants will receive instruction materials, a program completion certificate and a subscription to Safe Sitter magazine. The class will end with a graduation ceremony, participants are asked to bring a mid-morning snack and a lunch. This course will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6992. $50 per child.

ONE-DAY CHILDBIRTH PROGRAM
Sunday, September 27 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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