Saturday, May 14, 2011

Week At A Glance - May 15th to May 22nd

Each week we look ahead to see what events are happening at TMC or that Team TMC is participating in:

Sunday, May 15th, 4pm-6:30pm Healthy Pregnancy Class - FREE!
For first time parents-guidance on the healthiest pregnancy possible. Learn about nutrition, exercise and fetal development, physical and emotional changes. Explore how to have a more comfortable and safe pregnancy. This class is perfect for those in their first trimester. Registration is required

Sunday, May 15th, 4pm-4:45pm Hospital Tours - FREE!
A tour designed to familiarize you with the hospital and reduce prenatal jitters. Small group tours are lead through the Labor & Delivery area and the Mother/Baby units.  Photo identification is required for all adults. Please arrive early and check in at the Southeast Entrance information desk. No pre-registration necessary.  

Monday, May 16th, 4pm-5:15pm Hospital Tours en Español - FREE! 
Ofrecemos recorridos por el hospital para que usted se familiarice con el entorno donde nacerá su bebé y le brinda la oportunidad de hacer preguntas sobre su estancia en el hospital. Este recorrido está pensado para apaciguar el nerviosismo prenatal y se llevan a cabo en grupos pequeños que visitan las áreas de parto y de maternidad. No es necesario registrarse con anticipación. Se requiere una identificación con fotografía a todos los adultos. Por favor llegue temprano y anótese en la recepción de la entrada Sureste.

Wednesday, May 18th, 6:30pm-9pm Breastfeeding Basics $25
This class is taught by Tucson Medical Center RN's who are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. Expectant mothers receive advice regarding effective techniques for successful and continuous breastfeeding, basic breastfeeding positions, helping baby latch on, how to tell if feedings are going well, and balancing work and breastfeeding. This class is taken prior to the birth of the baby. Registration is required. 

Thursday, May 19th, 10-11:30am Breastfeeding Support Group - FREE!
An informal group of mothers and babies meet to provide support for breastfeeding. This is hosted weekly by one of TMC's lactation consultants. In the Fireplace Room of the Patio Building. Enter TMC on Beverly and Grant. The Patio Building is immediately on your right. Parking is available in the lot in front of the Emergency Department. 

Saturday, May 21st & Sunday 22nd 1-5pm Weekender Preparation for Childbirth $60
A weekend class designed for busy expectant parents. The same curriculum as the traditional three week series, this weekend class presents the material in an accelerated format. The class provides information encouraging you to be an active participant in your child's birth as well as helpful coping skills and comfort measures. A tour of TMC's Labor & Delivery area is included in this course. Registration is required. 

Sunday, May 22nd 9-11am Children Are Priceless Passengers $25
Is your family in need of a car seat? For just $25 you can receive an age and weight appropriate car seat along with instructions on how to properly install a car seat (Did you know between 80-85% of car seats are improperly installed?) Limited to one car seat per family. English speakers the class will be in the Fireplace Room in the Patio Building.  Spanish speakers will be in the Sedona Room of the Patio building. Registration is here. 

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