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Destination Maternity Classes

Next Stop, Parenthood!

Mark your calendar! There will be a “Meet the Certified Instructors” event at Destination Maternity on Thursday, August 18 from 5 – 7 PM. This is a great opportunity to meet the instructors who are teaching the pre-natal classes.

EJGH has partnered with Destination Maternity to help expectant families on their journey to parenthood and beyond. Now, in addition to the courses still offered at EJGH’s main campus, classes will be held at the Destination Maternity location on North Causeway Blvd. Click here to register online for Destination Maternity Classes.

Courses currently offered include:

ABC’s of Breastfeeding – Dispels myths and provides basics on breastfeeding. Feeding your newborn and pump pointers are also discussed.

Balanced Nutrition Series – This 5-class series helps you to gain an understanding of balanced nutrition, food safety, postpartum weight loss, lactation nutrition, and infant feeding.

Family & Friends CPR – The American Heart Association created this non-certifying program for anyone who wants to learn how to give CPR to a child or infant.

Fit For Two – EJGH Fitness Principle teaches the usage of stretch-fit bands for a low-impact fitness program that is great for women to keep fit before, during, and after pregnancy.

Gestational Diabetes – Learn when and how gestational diabetes may affect your pregnancy and if you might be at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Symptoms, screenings and management will be discussed.

HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method – This is as much a philosophy as it is a birthing technique. The method teaches you that in the absence of fear and tension, severe pain does not have to accompany labor. You will gain an understanding of how the birthing muscles work in perfect harmony–as they were designed to–when your body is sufficiently relaxed.

Immunizations for Newborns – Learn why vaccinating your child is a safe and effective measure that reduces the risk of illness, disability, and death. Immunization schedules and recommendations will also be discussed.

Navigating The First Trimester – Join Dr. Geraldine St. Germaine, OBGYN, as she helps participants find out what can be expected in the first few weeks of pregnancy—such as sleepiness, morning sickness, and unusual pregnancy cravings. Join us as we present information on how a woman’s body changes during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Newborn Essentials – Get answers from the experts about the first weeks at home with a newborn. Get the basics of feeding, bathing, diapering, swaddling, umbilical cord, and circumcision care, and how to take a temperature in this small, confidence-boosting class.

Prenatal Massage and Yoga – Discuss the many benefits of massage therapy and yoga during pregnancy. Mothers-to-be will learn deep breathing techniques and gentle yoga poses.

Prenatal Yoga – Gain and maintain strength and flexibility during pregnancy and alleviate some of the common aches and pains associated with pregnancy. In addition, learn how to use yoga for labor and delivery. This course is for all moms to be, regardless of yoga experience, and is safe and accommodating to all months of pregnancy.

Registration is available at Destination Maternity by using the parent education phone at the juice bar. You can also register through EJGH’s HealthFinder at (504) 456-5000 or online by clicking here. Pre-registration is required for all classes.