Roanoke

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

Breastfeeding & Old Wives Tales

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.

Low Intervention Childbirth Education

When 
Tuesday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Community Medical Building | 4th Floor | Community Room

This course provides the same class topics as our Prepared Childbirth course, but has an increased emphasis on labor coping and support techniques, with a reduced emphasis on the use of pain medication in labor.  Plan to attend this class in the beginning of your third trimester.

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

Newborn Care

When 
Saturday 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | Rehab Auditorium | 2017 S Jefferson St.

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.

Happiest Baby On The Block

When 
Monday 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.

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.  Call 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

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