Sunday, June 5, 2011

Week at a Glance: June 5th - June 11th

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

Sunday, June 5th, 9am - 5:30pm One Day Blast! Fee $60
A special one day preparation for childbirth class designed specially for busy parents. This fast-paced class prepares expectant parents for labor and delivery, sharing coping and comfort techniques. A tour of Tucson Medical Center's Labor and Delivery Unit is included. Registration is here.

Sunday, June 5th, 4pm -6:30pm Maternity Services Tour FREE
This tour is designed to help you get comfortable with the environment where you will give birth. You have opportunity to ask questions and relieve prenatal jitters as you tour the Labor and Delivery and the Mother/Baby Unit. Adults need to bring photo identification. Families are welcome. Location: Southeast Entrance Information Desk

Monday, June 6th Second-Grade Swim Classes with TMC for Children and the YMCA of Southern Arizona Kick Off!
The first day of the learn to swim classes sponsored by TMC for Children. This collaboration between TMC for Children and the YMCA of Southern Arizona and follows the Water Safety is for You program offered in schools by Safe Kids Tucson. If you have a first or second grader who can't  swim, check out the schedule and registration here

Tuesday, June 7th, 6:00pm- 9:00pm Preparation for Childbirth Fee: $60
New and improved! A three classes spread across a three-week period that cover everything! This series is designed to provide expectant parents with an overview of what to expect during childbirth, and options regarding labor, birth and postpartum. You'll gain the knowledge you need to be an active participant in your baby's birth and allow practice of the skills that can help make this experience the wonderful memory it is meant to be. Included in the course is a tour of Tucson Medical Center's Labor & Delivery area. Attendance during the seventh month of pregnancy is recommended. Please bring two pillows and a blanket to class. This class represents the first in a three part series. The next two classes will be on the subsequent Tuesdays. 

Wednesday, June 8th, 6:30pm-9:00pm  Extended Breathing & Relaxation Technique Fee: $25
A one-night class for couples who have completed Preparation for Childbirth. This class explores extensive coping, breathing and relaxation techniques for labor, including breathing patterns, massage, visualization, labor aids and coaching skills. Registration is required. 

Thursday, June 9th 10:30am -12:00pm "Boost Your Booty" offers free boosters for the grandkids
Grandparents are invited to give their grandchildren a boost with FREE BOOSTER SEATS provided through the TMC Foundation and Kohl's Cares for Kids. Location: TMC Senior Services facility on the EL Dorado Health Campus, 1400 N.Wilmot. Drop in and get basic booster seat education and pick up the free booster. Call 324-1960 to get details and confirm attendance. 

 Thursday, June 9th, 10am-11:30am Breastfeeding Support Group FREE
Are you a breastfeeding mom with questions? Are you looking for support?
Join an informal gathering of mothers and babies. No registration necessary and completely free. The Breastfeeding Support Group is hosted weekly by a certified lactation consultant.
Location: Fireplace Room in the Patio Bldg. Enter the TMC campus on Beverly off of Grant Road. The Patio Bldg is immediately to the right. Parking is available in the lot in front of the Emergency Department. For more information (520) 324-5730

Saturday, June 11th, 9:30am -11:00am Big Brother/Big Sister Classes Fee: $15/childA special 90-minute class for children aged 3-11 years old expecting a baby sister or brother. Hands-on play introduces siblings to their new role as big brother or big sister. The class also includes safety, holding and diapering and helps introduce a new baby into family. When conditions permit, a tour of the area where Mommy will be having the baby is also included. Please bring a stuffed animal or doll for diapering. Registration is here

During the month of June there are several ongoing events:May 1 – June 30th Golden Corral Fundraiser Local Golden Corrals raised $3,231 in 2010 for the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital TMC
June 1st -July 31st Children's Miracle Network Change Bandit 
Help CHANGE a child’s life! Become a Change Bandit and wrangle up donations to benefit TMC, our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Sign up to receive your very own fundraising

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