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Saint Barnabas August Community Programs, Classes and Support Groups

07/18/2014

Saint Barnabas Medical Center is pleased to offer the following programs in August. To register, please call the number listed or visit our online calendar and registration site.

Siblings Class

August 3; 9:00 am

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ

A class for the whole family designed to reduce children's anxieties when separating with their mothers at the time of delivery. This class promotes a good feeling about the hospital and provides children with realistic expectations of newborn babies. The fee is $40 per family. Online registration required: www.barnabashealth.org/sbmcevents.

Weight Loss Surgery Options

August 6; 6:00 pm

Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ

Resolve to make 2014, the year to achieve your weight loss goals! The Weight Loss Institute of New Jersey at Saint Barnabas Medical Center is a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence program led by accomplished laparoscopic bariatric surgeons who are respected members of the American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery. Don't wait, make the commitment to yourself and call today to attend the free informational seminar. Free; registration required: 973-322-7433 or www.barnabashealth.org/sbmcevents.

New Moms' Circle and Breastfeeding Support

August 4, 11, 18, 25; 10:00 am

Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ

Saint Barnabas offers a free support group led by a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in post partum adjustment. Topics include transitioning to parenthood, mood changes, baby blues vs. postpartum depression and myths of motherhood. A breastfeeding group follows at 11:30 am. Free; online registration required: www.barnabashealth.org/sbmcevents.

Breastfeeding Basics

August 5 or 19; 7:00 to 9:30 pm

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ

Women's Health/Parent Education Department at Saint Barnabas offers a prenatal workshop to help mothers achieve the confidence and skills necessary for a satisfying nursing experience once their baby is born. A fee applies. Advanced registration required: 973-322-5360.

Perinatal Bereavement Support Group

August 6; 7:30 to 9:00 pm

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ

A group for those who have experienced a loss during pregnancy or the death of a newborn. Free; registration required: 973-322-5745.

Childbirth Preparation Class

August 9 or 23; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ

Women's Health/Parent Education at Saint Barnabas offers this class for first-time parents to help prepare for pregnancy, labor and delivery and provide instruction in baby care and a tour of the maternity unit. A fee applies. Advanced registration required: 973-322-5360.

Relaxing Birth Class

August 16; 9:00 to 11:30 am

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ

A mini-workshop specifically for those planning a natural birth. Non-pharmacological coping skills, birthing ball, water therapy and other holistic modalities will be covered. A fee applies; 973-322-5360.

Maternity Orientation and Tour

August 19, 22, 26; 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm

August 24; 2:00 and 3:00 pm

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ

This free seminar and tour is designed for expecting mothers interested in or planning to deliver at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. To provide a personalized experience, class size is limited. Online registration required: www.barnabashealth.org/sbmcevents.

Do You Have Trouble Going to Sleep and/or Staying Asleep?

August 20; 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ

Jacqueline Morgado, RPSGT, Lead Technologist, The Center for Sleep Disorders at Saint Barnabas Medical Center will discuss how your sleep schedule and bedtime habits can affect your daily life. Free, registration required: 973-322-5620 or www.barnabashealth.org/sbmcevents.

Meditation for Stress Reduction

August 28; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest

760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ

Join a holistic nurse coordinator to learn more about meditation for stress reduction. The class includes a demonstration and learning experiential. Free, registration required: 973-322-5620 or www.barnabashealth.org/sbmcevents.

Samantha Anton, Assistant Director Marketing/Public Relations

July 18, 2014

973-322-5425

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