These courses prepare the mother patient for the childbirth experience and her support person to be an effective coach. Various methods of relaxation and breathing are taught. The course also includes discussion of medications, anesthesia, cesarean birth, the newborn and parenting roles.
This course prepares children for the upcoming birth of a sibling by helping them feel comfortable with the hospital setting and the visiting routine after the baby's birth. Children have the opportunity to practice handling and diapering a newborn with lifesize dolls.
For expectant mothers with positive screening or test results. Explains diabetic condition in pregnancy, possible risks, control achieved through ADA diet, use of a glucometer for home monitoring and self-administration of insulin when necessary.
This class helps moms develop confidence in learning the skills needed for breastfeeding. Topics include breast care and preparation, breastfeeding techniques, maternal nutrition, recognition and treatment of nursing problems, and breastfeeding support.
Intended for women returning to work or resuming activities that make infant nursing difficult. Topics include pumping and storing breast milk, introducing a bottle, supplementing, weaning, and other tips to make a smooth transition. These are done in a small group or individual as needed. Call 419.557.7596 for an appointment.
Counseling and information provided by certified lactation consultants. Services include hospital visits, follow-up telephone support calls, one-on-one prenatal counseling, follow-up clinic visits and educational opportunities for health professionals.
Learn techniques to calm, soothe and bond with your infant. Mom and dad are encouraged to attend with baby for hands-on practice. This class is free of charge and includes a DVD and a Soothing Sounds CD.
Designed for anyone charged with the care of infants and children. This course demonstrates the techniques of infant and child CPR and managing a blocked airway for both infants and children. The course includes a booklet with indoor and outdoor safety tips and an emphasis on accident prevention.
Adolescents age 11 or older will learn important safety information and responsibility guidelines for caring for younger children. This course includes a booklet, and a certificate of attendance will be awarded to those who complete the class.