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Baby Food Making Class

Join Touro Nutritionist Julie Fortenberry and Guest Speaker Erin Reho Pelias, Owner of ZukaBaby, for an interactive baby food making class. Introducing solid foods is a fun (and messy) milestone during your baby’s first year of life. But, it can be overwhelming for a new parent to decide what, when and how often.

We’ll teach you the basics of baby food, including: when and how to introduce solids, the benefits of making homemade baby foods, how to make and store baby foods at home, adding new flavors and combinations as your baby ages, and more! Plus enjoy baby food tastings during the class, ask your nutrition questions and one lucky parent will win a Beaba Pro Baby Food Maker!

This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

Calm and Confident Childbirth Class
The Calm and Confident Childbirth Class is a six-class prenatal childbirth preparation series focusing on natural, family-centered birth and parenting preparation. During this “hands-on” class a range of topics will be explored and practiced. The classes stress partner involvement, birth as a natural process, knowledge of options, balancing choices, pain management, and finding the balance of family life.
Class 1 Introductions
Class 2 Here’s Baby: Transformations and early parenting
Class 3 Exercises and Labor
Class 4 Signs and Sensations of Labor
Class 5 Positions and Comfort Techniques
Class 6 Bearing Your Baby Out

There is a fee for this class. To register and for fee information, contact Jessica LeBlanc at 504-669-3143.

Car Seat Installation/Safety Inspection
Proper use of car seats and other child restraints can drop the risk of a fatal injury during a car crash by 71 percent for babies and by 54 percent for toddlers, according to State Police. But three out of four car seats are installed improperly.

Touro Infirmary, in partnership with certified Child Passenger Safety technicians from Interim LSU Hospital, will conduct two FREE car seat check events at Touro during 2014. The drive-up car seat inspections will take place in a blocked off area at Touro’s Foucher Street entrance, 1401 Foucher Street. Certified safety technicians will show parents and other adults how to correctly install car seats and determine whether children are in right size seat for their age.

This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

Car Seat Instruction
The 30-minute class will include a brief lecture and time to ask questions with hands-on practice with both infant and convertible car seats.

This class is FREE of charge. Click here for a schedule of classes and to register.

Childbirth Education Series
The Childbirth Education Series is a four-class series recommended at 30 weeks or 6 1/2 months gestation and can answer any looming questions. The classes address the stages of labor, recognizing early labor signs, pain management, medical interventions, cesarean birth, postpartum and newborn care.

This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

Hypnobirthing Childbirth Education Class
Mondays, 6 PM—8 PM | Foucher Room
HypnoBirthing is an age old childbirth education method that uses hypnosis to eliminate the fear and tension that creates pain in the birthing experience. Moms and their birth companions will learn how their mind and body can harmoniously communicate for a calmer, more confident and more comfortable birth.

There is a fee for this class. To register or for more information, please contact Bonnie Miller at 985-726-9333.

Infant/Child CPR Training
Family and Friends CPR teaches the basic technique of CPR, AED use, and relief of choking for an adult, child and infant. It is perfect for new parents, grandparents, sitters and anyone who does not have an official certification card. Each participant will receive a handbook and certificate of completion. The course uses guidelines created by the American Heart Association.

This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

Infant Massage Class
Learn how to give your baby a massage! There are many amazing benefits associated with infant massage. Get comfortable and confident in your techniques and spend some priceless time bonding with baby. All parents, grandparents, caregivers, nannies and expectant parents welcome (for expecting parents, dolls will be provided or bring your own). This class is designed for pre-crawlers (0-6 months), although massage can be started at any age.

There is a fee for this class. To register, contact Bella Brown at 504-909-8881 or bb@zizubijou.com.

Joyful Parenting: Your Personal Journey Through Newborn Care
This two hour class is designed for first time expecting parents to provide you with the information and skills you need to care for your newborn at home. Grandparents and other caregivers are also welcome to attend. The class is offered on a Saturday afternoon every other month.
The topics include:
  • Preparing for your new baby
  • Your baby’s care at birth
  • Caring for a premature baby
  • Newborn appearance and characteristics
  • Getting to know your newborn
  • Keeping your baby safe
  • Your baby’s communication
  • Growth and Development
  • Feeding your newborn
  • Taking care of you
  • Baby Basics
  • Car Seat Guidelines
This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

Kohl's Happiest Baby on the Block: Presented by The Parenting Center at CHNOLA
Babies don’t come with instructions… Learn how to have the happiest baby on your block! Based on Dr. Harvey Karp’s Breakthrough ideas, the parent educators at Children’s Hospital’s Parenting Center will teach pregnant couples, new parents and caregivers calming techniques proven to quickly calm crying and boost infant sleep.

Come learn how to turn on a baby’s “calming reflex” using five simple steps: the “5 S’s” – swaddle, sway, side/stomach holding and suck. It is appropriate for expecting parents as well as those with babies under 3 months.

This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

Lactation Class
The Lactation (Breastfeeding) Class is designed to teach mothers the basics of breastfeeding. For moms who already know they want to breastfeed and for moms who want to know more about breastfeeding.
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Breast
  • Care and Preparation of the Breast
  • Breastfeeding Techniques
  • Pumping and Storage of Breast Milk

This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.

Prepared and Positive Childbirth Class
The Positive and Prepared Childbirth Class is a weekend class designed to give expectant couples the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary for a safe and satisfying family-centered birth experience. The class offers birth education as well as hands-on practice of relaxation, breathing, and coping techniques for labor and birth. Partners will learn how to best comfort and support a laboring woman and moms will learn to utilize their own unique coping skills.

The classes will cover:
  • Stages of Labor
  • Communicating Birth Preferences
  • Relaxation and Breathing for Labor and Birth
  • Positions for Labor and Birth
  • Partner Participation and Comfort Measures

There is a fee for this class. To register, contact Jessica LeBlanc at 504-669-3143.

Sibling Class
The Sibling Classes are where children learn what to expect when a new baby enters the family. The class is designed for children 4 years to 11 years of age.
  • What Happens When Mom Goes to the Hospital
  • What to Expect When the Baby Comes Home
  • Explore Ways Older Siblings Cope with the New Arrival
  • Explore Ways Older Siblings can Help with the New Baby
  • Tour the Family Birthing Center

This class is FREE of charge. Click here to register.
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