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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Upcoming Programs at Saint Anthony Medical Center

Baby care classes scheduled
CROWN POINT Saint Anthony Medical Center, 1201 S. Main St., will offer baby care classes for parents, grandparents and other care-givers from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and March 12.

Topics will include bathing, diaper changing, home safety and advice on when to seek medical attention. Cost is $10.

For more information, call (219) 757-6368.

Get acquainted with The Birth Place
CROWN POINT Tours of The Birth Place at Saint Anthony Medical Center, 1201 S. Main St., will be offered at noon and at 1 p.m. Feb. 21 and March 14.

Tour purpose is to help parents-to-be become familiar with The Birth Place operations to make their stay more comfortable. Tour groups are limited to 10 couples. The program is offered free of charge.

For more information, call (219) 757-6368.

Breastfeeding classes offered
CROWN POINT Saint Anthony Medical Center, 1201 S. Main St., will offer breastfeeding training from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 and April 7.

The classes are for women and their support people. Topics include the role of the partner in breastfeeding, methods for feeding the baby while the mother is away and suggestions for when the mother returns to work. The class is included in the medical center’s childbirth series, but may be taken separately. Cost is $10 per family.

For more information, call (219) 757-6368.

CPR training could save a child’s life
CROWN POINT Saint Anthony Medical Center, 1201 S. Main St., will provide training for infant CPR and choking at 5 and at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 and March 5.

Course will include instruction and practice in infant (newborn to 1 year of age) CPR and obstructed airway training. Class size is limited. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call (219) 757-6368.

Childbirth preparation training offered
CROWN POINT Saint Anthony Medical Center, 1201 S. Main St., will host six-session childbirth preparation training from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through March and into April. Classes also will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4 and 11, as part of a two-weekend series offering.

Classes will include discussions of labor, birth and postpartum recovery. Lamaze breathing and relaxation techniques, as well as other coping techniques, also are part of the training. Cost is $60; $20 for a refresher course.

For more information, call (219) 757-6368.

Prepare youngsters to meet new sibling
CROWN POINT Saint Anthony Medical Center, 1201 S. Main St., will provide sibling classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 21 and March 14 at the Marian Education Center.

Children will be taught what it means to become a big brother or sister. A tour of The Birth Place will be included. Class is recommended for youngsters aged 3 years and older. Cost is $10 per family.

For more information, call (219) 757-6368.

Support Groups

Breastfeeding mothers
CROWN POINT Saint Anthony Medical Center, 1201 S. Main St., offers a Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group meeting from 10 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of each month at the Marian Education Center.

Mothers meet to discuss various topics in an open forum.

For more information, call (219) 757-6368.

Crohn’s and Colitis
CROWN POINT Saint Anthony Medical Center, 1201 S. Main St., hosts a Crohn’s and Colitis Support group at 6:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at the Wound Clinic on the sixth floor.

The group’s goal is to provide understanding, support and education for patients who are coping with the inflammatory bowel disease and their families.

To register, call (219) 757-6001.

Pulmonary
CROWN POINT Saint Anthony Medical Center, 1201 S. Main St., offers a Pulmonary Support Group at 1 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Marian Education Center.

The meeting provides support for adults who have chronic lung disease.

For more information, call (219) 757-6141.

Shared Experience
CROWN POINT Saint Anthony Medical Center, 1201 S. Main St., offers a monthly program on Wednesday evenings to give women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer the chance to share experiences with others who are facing similar circumstances and to share methods of coping with the life-altering disease. The group provides a nonjudgmental environment to share concerns, as well as joys and triumphs.

For more information, call (219) 757-6008.

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