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Classes and Support Groups

Classes


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Or, call 423-778-LINK (5465) Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 6 PM.

Childbirth Education 
Expectant parents will learn the stages of labor, relaxation, hospital procedures and pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns.  There will also be time for questions and answers.

Breastfeeding Class
Participants will learn breastfeeding, what to expect the first few weeks and special tips for success.  Taught by board-certified lactation consultants. Concerns about returning to work or school will also be covered.

Baby Care & Safety
This class provides you with helpful tips on caring for your baby at home. The class will help you plan & prepare for a safe home environment.

Infant CPR
This class teaches you basic CPR for an infant (birth to 1 year of age). Class time includes infant safety instruction & hands-on practice fo CPR & choking management technique for an infant. This is not a class designed for Healthcare certification.


Support Groups

Breastfeeding Support
A relaxed and  informal monthly meeting where pregnant and new mothers can learn more about breastfeeding and offer each other support. Facilitated by board-certified lactation consultants.

Perinatal and Neonatal Bereavement
The Perinatal and Neonatal Bereavement Program is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Call the Bereavement Coordinator at 423-778-5149.

Call 423-778-7956 and ask to speak with a Bereavement Support Nurse.

Moments to Share
This free, no commitment, support group is for parents, families, and friends who have experienced a pregnancy or neonatal loss. The group meets at 7 PM on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Ronald McDonald House.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
The Chattanooga chapter of a national organization called Now I Lay Me Down To Sleepincludes a dedicated group of professional photographers who donate their service to a very special cause at Children's Hospital at Erlanger. All of the photographers volunteer their time to come to the hospital and conduct a sensitive portrait session for parents who are suffering from the loss of a baby. The photographs are professionally taken and given to the family on a CD in hopes that the images will serve as an important step in the family's healing process. 
 
For more information, please visit: NowILayMeDownToSleep.org


Maternity Resources

eLearning Breastfeeding Education

eLearning Childbirth Education

Best Fed Beginnings Educational Materials

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