Pregnancy & Prenatal Care 

 

Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life, and Huntsville Memorial Hospital is honored to play a part during this special time.

 

Beginnings 

 

 

 Greetings and congratulation on your pregnancy!! We, at Huntsville Memorial Hospital Women’s services, are excited to share in this journey with you. We feel so blessed to be at your side during this time in your life and feel that it's an honor to experience one of life's greatest joys alongside you and your family! Whether this is your first baby or your third, we know that every pregnancy is different, as is every child. Question or concerns might occur during this time and we want you to know we are happy to assist you in any way that we can.  

 

Our perinatal classes are combined in one day. It is held on a Saturday every other month. We will cover prepared childbirth, baby care and breastfeeding. It will also, include a tour of the hospital where you can learn what to expect with your stay here for you and your new baby.

 

The first class is the Prepared Childbirth. This class is sure to ease some of your anxiety and questions regarding the labor and delivery process. We will discuss how to time your contractions, when to come to the hospital, what to expect when you get here, the stages of labor and how to naturally manage labor, and then what happens during the delivery and immediately after.

 

The second class is the Baby care Workshop and is one of my favorite classes! Here you will learn basic infant care that every new parent needs to know such as feeding, diapering, bathing, sleeping habits, infant safety and playing with your baby. This is a great time to talk with one of our nursery staff and ask any questions you may have.

 

The third class is the Breastfeeding Class. It is one of the most popular classes that we offer, and is taught by our very own Lactation Consultant. Packed with information, you are sure to leave feeling very prepared, comfortable and ready to give your baby one of the best gifts you can give him/her. Whether you are certain that you will breastfeed, or if you just need more information before making your decision, this class is for you!!

 

The last session you will learn car seat safety and if you bring your car seat, you will learn how to install it in your own car. This class is taught by Amy Moser who is a child passenger safety technician.

 

We look forward to meeting you and your family soon, and experiencing with you, the joy of you and your new arrival!! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call me at 936-291-4285 or email me at beginnings@huntsvillememorial.com   …..See you soon!!!

 

Sincerely,

Heather Hasara, RN-BSN, IBCLC

Beginnings Coordinator

Beginnings@huntsvillememorial.com

 

Upcoming Beginnings Classes

 

Beginnings 2017 Class Dates

 

**All Classes will be held Saturday's from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.**

  • January 7th
  • March 4th
  • May 6th
  • July 8th
  • September 9th
  • November 4th

 

To register, please email Beginnings@huntsvillememorial.com or return registration form to your doctor's office.

 

The class will include preregistration, baby care, breastfeeding and prepared childbirth. The class will cost $ 25 for mom and a support person. Lunch will be provided. Payment will be accepted on the day of the class at the cashier's office near admitting. Thank You!

 

 

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