EMMC offers a support group for parents of twins. From their website:
A support group for parents of twins meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm in the Forsyth Conference Room.
Babies and children are welcome.For more information, contact Lindsay Weirich at 825-2128.
EMMC offers a support group for new moms. From their website:
New Beginnings Postpartum Support Group for New Moms
Come meet other new mothers and share support and ideas in an informal setting.
Meets from 10-11:30 am, the third Thursday of every month, in the Grant 2D conference room at EMMC. Babies are welcome.
For more information, call 973-8739 or 973-8742.
EMMC offers support for breastfeeding by having a “Lactation Warmline,” which is a number that you can call for help/advice from certified lactation consultants. “Warmline,” according to the LC that led our breastfeeding class, means that you may have to leave a message, but someone will call you back. The number is 973-8673. (She also suggested that in a crisis, you could call Grant7 for help.) The LC staff also hosts a monthly breastfeeding support group. From their webpage:Information group meeting to offer support to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
Meets once a month on the second Tuesday of the month at 10am – 11:30am
Location: Grant 7 solarium. Babies and children are welcome.
Lactation Consultants 973-8673
Email: P. Houston firstname.lastname@example.org
Lactation Consultant Warmline 973-8673
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Posted by: BangorBaby in EMMC
EMMC offers several classes for childbirth education. Childbirth education is actually a 3 week class (the ‘four weeks’ they register you for is to build in a snow day), or, a 2-day weekend class. Breastfeeding and newborn care are part of the complete package, or you can choose which classes best suit you. They also offer a refresher class and sibling class.
In our experience, the classes have been very useful for us as first-time parents. Our childbirth educator seems very supportive of each participant’s preferences. Breastfeeding wasn’t that interesting to ME, but that’s because I’ve had lots of friends breastfeed, and was familiar with what was presented. BangorDaddy found it useful to see what it looked like, and to know what to expect. Newborn Care was really fabulous, especially for BangorDaddy, who has no prior experience with babies. Seeing a real live newborn get a sponge bath was especially cool for us, and the instructor was wonderful. At each class we’ve left with handfuls of freebies like diaper samples, nursing pads, lotion samples, coupons, etc, which is a nice bonus for those of us trying to pinch pennies. (This is, of course, all our own opinions, and you may have a different experience.)
Also, the breastfeeding instructor offered some links, which apparently are outdated. Try kellymom.com for a good online breastfeeding resource.
EMMC offers an infant and child CPR class on the first Monday of each month (excluding holidays) at a cost of $2.00 per person.