A woman's journey to motherhood can be less stressful and more rewarding
with knowledge and support. Prenatal classes help prepare mothers-to-be
and their families for the incredible change that is taking place in their
lives.Women are encouraged to bring a support person to all classes at
no extra cost.
Click here to register for classes. Classes are discounted for those with Medicaid.
ONE DAY PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS
The Prepared Childbirth Class is a hands-on approach to dealing with labor,
delivery, and recovery. Students will learn comfort, relaxation, positioning,
breathing, and massage techniques to use during labor and delivery. Birth
preparation is discussed for a natural vaginal delivery, birth with an
epidural, and cesarean birth. Expectant parents are encouraged to take
this class during the last 3 months of pregnancy. Bring 1 bed pillow to class.
Recommended for the last 3 months of pregnancy, the Breastfeeding Class
provides important information on lactation and successful breastfeeding.
Participants will learn about positioning, latch-on and the importance
of assessing baby’s intake.Information for moms who plan to continue
breastfeeding when returning to work or school is included. Dads are welcome!
The Sibling Class is designed for children 2 to 10 years of age, who will
learn how to interact with a new baby through hands-on practice with dolls.
One or both parents are asked to attend, and everyone will tour the mother/baby
unit. Families are urged to attend this class during the last three months
BABY CARE CLASS
So many moms and dads feel uncertain and overwhelmed when they leave the
security of the hospital with a new baby. The Baby Care Class helps answer
those nervous “Now what do I do”questions and so much more.
Parents-to-be are encouraged to attend this class in the last three months
of pregnancy to learn more about newborn characteristics, general baby
care, early parenting issues and community resources.
INFANT AND CHILD CPR FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
While this is not a credentialing course, expectant parents, new parents
and support persons will learn rescue techniques and CPR for adults, children
and infants. Class is limited to 10 students.
SAFE SITTER® CLASS
Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re
home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn
life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who is choking, and helpful
information like what to do if there is
severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and roleplaying
exercises. Students get to use CPR mannequins to practice choking rescue and CPR.
LA LECHE LEAGUE LAKE CHARLES
A breastfeeding support group, La Leche offers monthly meetings that are
helpful for pregnant moms and moms who are already nursing. Meetings are
free and open to mothers and babies. For more information, call Courtney
337.540.6179, or Mary Ellen 337.842.9896, or email BreastIsBestLC@yahoo.com
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LaLeche of Lake Charles