Roanoke

Grandparenting Today

When 
Wednesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | 13th Floor | West Conference Room A

What’s new since you had your baby?  Join in this fun two-hour class and get a head start on being the best grandparent for your newest family addition.  Topics include an overview of current recommendations for infant care, safety measures, how to support the new parents and many more.  This class is offered quarterly and is taught by an experienced educator who is also a grandmother.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Car Seat Safety Check

When 
Thursday 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where 
Roanoke City Fire/EMS Station #6 | 1333 Jamison Ave SE | Roanoke

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of children, and 7 out of 10 car seats installed by parents/caregivers are not installed properly.  Visit this car seat check station on the third Thursday of each month to have a nationally certified child passenger safety technician educate you on how to properly install a child safety seat.  Services are free and no appointment necessary.

 

Breastfeeding 101

When 
Tuesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | 13th Floor | West Conference Room A

Breastfeeding is a learned behavior for both mom and baby.  During this class, a certified lactation consultant provides the information you need to decide if breastfeeding is the right choice for you and your new baby.  If you have already decided to breastfeed, this class will provide basic instructions on breastfeeding techniques and benefits.  Other breastfeeding topics will also be discussed.

Registration is required. Call 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Newborn Care

When 
Tuesday 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital / Rehab Auditorium

This is as close as you'll come to a baby owner's manual.  A qualified teacher covers the basics of caring for a newborn by addressing such topics as bathing, getting the baby to sleep, understanding baby's cry, diapering, dressing, temperature taking, feeding a newborn, home and car safety, and more.  This class offers expectant parents the opportunity to practice taking care of baby's basic needs.  Plan to attend this one-evening class in your second or third trimester.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Newborn Care

When 
Wednesday 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital / Rehab Auditorium

This is as close as you'll come to a baby owner's manual.  A qualified teacher covers the basics of caring for a newborn by addressing such topics as bathing, getting the baby to sleep, understanding baby's cry, diapering, dressing, temperature taking, feeding a newborn, home and car safety, and more.  This class offers expectant parents the opportunity to practice taking care of baby's basic needs.  Plan to attend this one-evening class in your second or third trimester.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Weekend Childbirth Education

When 
Saturday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Community Medical Building / 4th Floor / Community Room

This class meets on two consecutive Saturdays. During this series, you and your support partner are provided with the information and skills needed to approach labor and birth fully prepared. Topics covered include breathing and relaxation techniques, the labor partner's role, variations of labor, the labor and birth process, adjustment to parenthood, and many other details of labor and birth. Plan to attend this class in the beginning of your third trimester.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Breastfeeding 101

When 
Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital / 13th Floor / West Conference Room A

Breastfeeding is a learned behavior for both mom and baby. During this class, a certified lactation consultant provides the information you need to decide if breastfeeding is the right choice for you and your new baby. If you have already decided to breastfeed, this class will provide basic instructions on breastfeeding techniques and benefits. Other breastfeeding topics will also be discussed.

Registration is required. Call 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Happiest Baby On The Block

When 
Wednesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital / 13th Floor / West Conference Room A

This is a one-session class to learn the secrets of calming a crying baby in minutes. You'll learn, step-by-step, how to help your baby sleep and how to soothe even the fussiest baby. This class is based on the highly effective, new approach to babies pioneered by Dr. Harvey Karp in his best-selling book and DVD, "The Happiest Baby on the Block." Class cost includes a Happiest Baby on the Block™ DVD. Every expectant and new parent, grandparent, and caregiver should attend.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

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