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Gambit's spring 2017 Health book listings: Prenatal & Post-partum Workshops

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PRENATAL & POST-PARTUM WORKSHOPS

Childbirth Class Part 1. Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, 2700 Napoleon Ave., (504) 899-9311; www.ochsner.org — The class covers labor and delivery basics. Email jducoing@ochsner.org to register. 7 p.m. March 7, April 4, May 2 and May 30.

Prenatal 1. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — The basics of labor and childbirth are discussed. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 7.

Newborn Essentials. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — The class covers the first weeks at home with a newborn. 12:30 p.m. March 8.

Baby Basics Class. Babies "R" Us, 6851 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-8242; www.babiesrus.com — A class covers the first six weeks of care for newborns. Visit www.babiesrus.com/classes to register. 6 p.m. March 9, April 20 and May 11.

Childbirth Class. Magnolia Yoga Studio, 301 Basin St., Suite 2, (504) 302-2304; www.magnoliayoga- studio.com. — New Orleans Doulas holds a childbirth class to prepare women and their partners for the birth experience. Visit www.noladoulas.com for details. 2 p.m. March 11.

Kohl's Happiest Baby on the Block. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com — The workshop is based on the parenting ideas of Dr. Harvey Karp and includes instruction on activating a baby's "calming reflex." Call (504) 897-7319 to register. 10 a.m. March 11, April 8 and May 13.

Our Births, Our Wombs Discussion. Tombar Life Center, 1683 N. Claiborne Ave.; www.facebook.com/tombarlifecenter — Sista Midwife Productions presents a panel discussion on the contributions of black women in medical and gynecological advancement. The event includes a photography exhibit and interactive story stations. Food available for purchase. Tickets $10. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 11.

2020 Postpartum Support Group. ZukaBaby, 2122 Magazine St., (504) 596-6540; www.zukababy.com — New moms and moms-to-be discuss everything postpartum. A licensed counselor participates. 6 p.m. March 13, April 10 and May 14.

Breastfeeding Class. Ochsner Medical Center Kenner, 180 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-8600 — New moms learn breastfeeding techniques at the workshop. 6 p.m. March 15 and May 17.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com — The class is for expecting mothers who want to know more about breastfeeding. Call (504) 897-7319 to register. 6 p.m. March 16, April 20 and May 18.

Sibling Class. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com — The class for children ages 4-11 prepares them for the arrival of a new baby. Email cheryl.tschirn@lcmchealth.org to register (required). 9 a.m. March 18 and May 20.

ABCs of Breastfeeding. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — The class covers feeding newborns and offers pump pointers. 11 a.m. March 23 and May 18.

Breastfeeding Class. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Drive, Covington, (985) 867-3800; www.lakeviewregional.com — Positioning and latching techniques are discussed. 10 a.m. March 25 and May 20.

Joyful Parenting Class. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com — The two-hour class is for first-time parents. Topics include feeding your newborn, infant growth and development, car seat guidelines and more. Email cheryl.tschirn@touro.com to register. 6 p.m. March 27 and May 22.

Planning for a Healthy Pregnancy. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com — Obstetricians and dietitians discuss pre-pregnancy health tips. Call (504) 897-7319 to register. 10 a.m. April 1.

Preparing for Childbirth Class. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Drive, Covington, (985) 867-3800; www.lakeviewregional.com — The class covers basics of labor and delivery. 6 p.m. April 3 and May 22.

Mommy-to-Be Open House. Ochsner Medical Center West Bank, 2500 Belle Chasse Highway, Gretna, (504) 392-3131; www.ochsner.org — The open house features breastfeeding and car seat basics and a Q&A for families who are expecting a baby. 5:30 p.m. April 5.

Breastfeeding Classes. Babies "R" Us, 6851 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-8242; www.babiesrus.com — Classes sponsored by Ochsner cover breastfeeding basics. Visit www.babiesrus.com/classes to register. 6 p.m. April 6 and May 4.

Newborn Care Class. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Drive, Covington, (985) 867-3800; www.lakeviewregional.com — The class teaches bathing, diapering, burping, swaddling and other newborn care techniques. 7 p.m. April 6 and June 1.

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby: Nutrition & Wellness Class. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com — The class covers nutrition during pregnancy and beyond. Call (504) 897-7319 to register (required). 6 p.m. April 19.

Coping with Confidence: Labor Coping Skills. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — Doulas teach relaxation, breathing patterns, visualization and other calming techniques for expectant mothers. Registration $50. 10 a.m. April 22.

Lamaze Class. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Drive, Covington, (985) 867-3800; www.lakeviewregional.com — The class covers breathing and relaxation techniques during labor and the hour after delivery. 6:30 p.m. April 27.

Sibling Class. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-4000; www.ejgh.org — The class is for children ages 3-10 whose families are expecting a new baby. Bring a doll or teddy bear to use as a model. 9 a.m. May 13.

Positive and Prepared Childbirth. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com — The two-day course teaches knowledge and skills to be used in labor and childbirth. Call Jessica LeBlanc at (504) 669-3143 to register (required). 9 a.m. May 20-21.

HypnoBirthing Childbirth Education Class. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com — The five-week course covers hypnosis techniques used to calm anxiety in childbirth. Email bmiller@mhsfi.org to register (required). 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Weekly on Mondays through May 29.

Childbirth Education Series. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com — The class meets weekly for a month and is for parents at least six months pregnant. It covers labor,delivery, pain management and more. 6 p.m. Weekly on Tuesdays.

Calm and Confident Childbirth Classes. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com — A class series begins March 23 and teaches participants about natural birth methods and partner involvement. Call Jessica LeBlanc at (504) 669-3143 to register (required). 6 p.m. Weekly on Thursdays through April 27.



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