Pregnancy & Parenting

Baby Basics Moms' Club - Evening

When 
Wednesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where 
Adolescent & Student Health Services Conf. Room | 902 S Jefferson Street | Roanoke

Healthy Pregnancy Lifestyles

Come meet and talk with other new moms-to-be at the Baby Basics Moms’ Clubs.  This is a support and education group that covers everything you can expect when you’re expecting.  It’s a fun, informative, and free program you can attend as often as you like. You are more than welcome to bring a family member or friend with you.

No need to register--just show up!

For more information: Call Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 1-800-422-8482.

**Please note that this program is not intended to take the place of our Prepared Childbirth Education class.  All parents are encouraged to also attend the Prepared Childbirth Education class, which covers more comprehensive information.

**Inclement Weather: We follow the Roanoke County School schedule - the Morning Club will be cancelled if schools are delayed or closed.  The Evening Club will be cancelled if schools have early dismissal or are closed.

Baby Basics Moms' Club - Evening

When 
Wednesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where 
Adolescent & Student Health Services Conf. Room | 902 S Jefferson Street | Roanoke

Welcome Home Baby

Come meet and talk with other new moms-to-be at the Baby Basics Moms’ Clubs.  This is a support and education group that covers everything you can expect when you’re expecting.  It’s a fun, informative, and free program you can attend as often as you like. You are more than welcome to bring a family member or friend with you.

No need to register--just show up!

For more information: Call Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 1-800-422-8482.

**Please note that this program is not intended to take the place of our Prepared Childbirth Education class.  All parents are encouraged to also attend the Prepared Childbirth Education class, which covers more comprehensive information.

**Inclement Weather: We follow the Roanoke County School schedule - the Morning Club will be cancelled if schools are delayed or closed.  The Evening Club will be cancelled if schools have early dismissal or are closed.

 

Happiest Baby On The Block

When 
Thursday 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.

Prepared Childbirth Education

When 
Wednesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Community Medical Building | 4th Floor | Community Room

You and your support partner are provided with the information and skills needed to approach labor and birth fully prepared.  This six-week series addresses topics such as 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.

Infant CPR/Safety

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

Learn about the basics of infant CPR in this educational class.  The class offers hands-on training and experience in infant CPR, but is not a certification class.  You will also learn how to keep your home safe for your child.  There are many hidden dangers in the home that can injure or kill a child.  This class will give you tips on what you can do to avoid these unnecessary incidents.

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

Infant CPR/Safety

When 
Saturday 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | Rehab Auditorium

Learn about the basics of infant CPR in this educational class.  The class offers hands-on training and experience in infant CPR, but is not a certification class.  You will also learn how to keep your home safe for your child.  There are many hidden dangers in the home that can injure or kill a child.  This class will give you tips on what you can do to avoid these unnecessary incidents.

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

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.

Breastfeeding For Working Mothers

When 
Wednesday 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | 13th Floor | West Conference Room A

Learn how to plan and prepare to continue breastfeeding once you return to work.  Taught by an experienced lactation educator, this class will give mothers step-by-step instructions on what they should prepare while on maternity leave, and how to pump and store their breast milk once they are back at work.  Nursing babies are welcome to come with their mothers.  Please make alternate childcare arrangements for older children.  Attend before or after the birth of your baby.  It is recommended that mothers take the basic breastfeeding class first.

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

Introducing Your Four Legged Baby To Your New Baby

When 
Wednesday 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | 13th Floor | West Conference Room A

This class is taught by a veterinarian and gives expectant parents ideas how to prepare their pet for the arrival of a new baby.

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 by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

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