Resource Guide Pregnancy Classes Parenting Classes Support Groups

Resource Guide
Pregnancy Classes
Parenting Classes
Support Groups
Lactation Services
Massage Services
SAINT ALPHONSUS CONTACT NUMBERS
Main Hospital Number
367-2121
Family Center Resource Line 367- 3454
Hospital Pre-Registration 367- 7175
Find A Doctor
367-DOCS (3627)
Family Center 367- 7380
Family Maternity Center 367- 4555
Laboratory 367- 2156
Maternal Fetal Medicine 367- 5544
Lactation Program
367-4063
Congratulations!
Pregnancy marks the beginning of an exciting journey toward parenthood, however, for many
the trail may be uncharted and unfamiliar. At Saint Alphonsus, we offer a variety of different
class options as you move toward becoming a parent.
We believe that becoming a parent is a process, not a performance. There is no “right way”
to give birth. We offer various childbirth classes to give you more options and to better meet
everyone’s individual preferences. Saint Alphonsus is the only Lamaze® approved provider in
the Treasure Valley, which means we offer smaller classes with certified Lamaze® Instructors.
In our Hypnobirthing® classes, we offer you the talent of a Certified Hypnobirthing®
instructor and Hypnotherapist.
For new parents we understand that entering a hospital can be a confusing and overwhelming
situation. That is why we focus on being “family-centered”. Come for a Prenatal Tour and
visit our Family Maternity Center and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. During
the tour you will have an opportunity to preview the private family suites, which provide
soothing and luxurious accommodations. Additionally, take this opportunity to meet our
committed staff who are focused on providing outstanding, compassionate care to each and
every one of our new mothers, and the families and friends that support them.
Please take time to look through our many options for childbirth classes and parenting
classes, as well as programs for support and encouragement throughout your family’s life.
We are here to answer any questions from helping you find a physician to what classes help
prepare you for the birth of your baby.
You will remember the day you give birth for the rest of your life. Therefore, we take pride
and joy in being part of your experience. And we hope we will continue to serve you as your
children grow.
Judith C. Hobbs, RN
Family Center Manager
Getting Started: A Guide In What To Do And When
PRENATAL GUIDE—SUGGESTED SCHEDULE
First Trimester
• Find a Provider for delivering your baby—Call 367-DOCS or
visit www.saintalphonsus.org
• Prenatal Tour
• ABC’s of Early Pregnancy Class
• View your lab results and records at www.MySaintAls.com
Second Trimester
• CPR for Parents Class
• Prenatal Massage
• Pre-register for Delivery at Saint Alphonsus
• Register for Childbirth Classes
• Find A Pediatrician—Call 367-DOCS or visit www.saintalphonsus.org
Third Trimester
• Breastfeeding for Beginners Class
• Childbirth Preparation Classes: Lamaze, Hypnobirthing, Music Birth, or Childbirth Refresher
• Happiest Baby on the Block Class
• Newborn Care and Parenting Class
• Sibling Preparation Class
• Install Infant Car Seat—For an Appointment, Please Call 367-3454
Parenting
• Baby and Me Support Group
• Breastfeeding Support Group
• Infant Massage Communication Class
• Taming the Toddler Class
Don’t forget to visit www.saintalphonsus.org and sign up for the pregnancy e-newsletter!!
For more information please call: (208) 367-3454 or visit our website at www.saintalphonsus.org
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Before the Baby Arrives
For nine months you will have anticipated and prepared
for the birth of your baby. When the big moment
comes, you should be in the care of respectful experts,
taking comfort in a setting designed to make the
birthing experience all the more remarkable for you and
your family.
That is why the Saint Alphonsus Family Maternity
Center offers a state-of-the-art facility designed with
healing elements as well as world class staff.
Mothers-to-be and support partners are welcome to tour
the expanded Saint Alphonsus Family Maternity Center,
offering the latest in technology, amenities, and a healing
environment. Learn about our maternity programs and
support services, as well as childbirth and parenting
education classes. Our staff devotes extra attention to
making sure every birth is personal!
Come in the main lobby of Saint Alphonsus—located
in the Central Tower—to one of the Coughlin
Conference Rooms, for a brief presentation followed
by a tour of the Family Maternity Center.
On-line registration: www.saintalphonsus.org
Phone: 367-3454
Email address: [email protected]
Prenatal Tour
7:00-8:00 p.m.
The First Monday, Second Tuesday &
Third Thursday of Every Month.
To Register 367-3454 or
www.saintalphonsus.org
For more information please call: (208) 367-3454 or visit our website at www.saintalphonsus.org
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ABC's of Early Pregnancy
Childbirth Preparation Refresher
Just found out you are pregnant? Join us for a class
designed to explore the normal physical and emotional
changes during pregnancy. Other topics include: stress
reduction techniques for mom and dad, prenatal
parenting, fetal growth and development, and ideas for
reducing discomfort.
A childbirth preparation refresher class for parents
who want to review their knowledge of the labor and
delivery process and update comfort and support
techniques.
Saint Alphonsus highly recommends
taking the ABC’s of Pregnancy class
as soon as possible and one of the
following Chilbirth Preparation
classes in the last trimester.
Lamaze® Childbirth
Preparation
Lamaze® International, the
organization that sets the standard
in childbirth preparation classes,
has named Saint Alphonsus a
Lamaze® approved Provider. Saint
Alphonsus is the only medical
center in the area with this
distinction.
Hypnobirthing® The Mongan Method
Learn Relaxation Techniques to Eliminate Fear,
Tension, and Pain Achieve birth
fulfillment—awake and alert—in
a totally relaxed state of mind and
body. See how the mother’s body is
designed to work in neuromuscular
harmony with nature throughout
labor. Learn what an important
part the birthing companion plays
in the labor process. Five week
series facilitated by a Certified
Hypnobirthing Instructor.
Music Birth
Based on the Lamaze® International
Care Practices for Normal Birth,
this is an extensive course designed
to provide information on
prenatal care, labor, delivery and
breastfeeding. Learn skills necessary to make the best
choices for your birthing experience. Breastfeeding for
Beginners is included in this class.
Appropriate music enhances pain
management, relaxation, imagery,
movement, breathing and bonding.
Personalize your birth with playlists
and an original lullaby for your
baby. Learn how music blocks
pain, improves heart rate and blood
pressure, increases the production of
bonding hormones and makes remembering comfort
measures easier. Music Birth is a one night, intensive
class that focuses on comfort measures and music.
Saturday Childbirth Preparation
Childbirth Preparation for Cesarean Birth
This is an 8-hour condensed course designed to
provide information on prenatal care, labor, and
delivery. Learn skills necessary to make the best
choices for your birthing experience. You may register
separately—free of charge—for the Breastfeeding for
Beginners class.
A class for expectant parents planning a cesarean
birth. Each week parents will participate in discussion
and videos concerning different aspects of cesarean
birth. This class is designed to cover topics including
preparation for cesarean, creating a birth plan, surgical
procedure, and post operative needs for recovery.
Parents will have the opportunity to discuss topics
with their partners as well as to ask questions and
voice concerns.
For more information please call: (208) 367-3454 or visit our website at www.saintalphonsus.org
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Newborn Care & Parenting
Pregnancy Massage
A “hands-on” class for first time parents to help with
newborn care and parenting. Topics on early parenting
include: car seat safety, feeding and diapering, calming
techniques, bathing and newborn characteristics.
Mom’s can relax and feel empowered with techniques
to center yourself both physically and mentally for the
impending birth of your child. Specialized therapeutic
massage techniques used to help reduce the common
discomforts of pregnancy, like swelling as well as back,
hip and joint pain. This is a great way to pamper
moms to be.
Breastfeeding for Beginners
A class for parents who have questions and concerns
about breastfeeding their newborn. Learn how you can
get your baby off to a good start and avoid common
problems. Successful breastfeeding often depends on
the help and encouragement you receive, therefore, we
recommend you bring your support person with you.
Details for massage services are listed on page 10.
Remember to visit www.saintalphonsus.org
and sign up for the pregnancy e-newsletter!!
Sibling Preparation
A class to prepare children ages 3-8 for changes in the
home when a new baby arrives. This class helps older
siblings understand the needs of the new baby and the
demands placed on parents. Each child will receive a
tour of the Family Maternity Center, a Certificate of
Completion and a coupon for a free frozen yogurt.
Happiest Baby On The Block
New babies are a blessing, however, they can also bring
with them sleepless nights, crying and sometimes quite
a bit of stress. This class focuses on an extraordinary
approach to keeping your baby happy. Parents or
soon-to-be parents will learn step-by-step how to help
their baby sleep better and soothe even the fussiest
baby in minutes. Class is based on the highly effective,
new approach to babies pioneered by Dr. Harvey Karp
in his best selling book, “The Happiest Baby on the
Block.”
CPR for Parents
Learn how to recognize and care for breathing and
cardiac emergencies in infants and children up to 8
years of age. This is not a certification class.
For more information please call: (208) 367-3454 or visit our website at www.saintalphonsus.org
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After the Baby Arrives
Infant Massage Communication
A 3 part class that will teach parents and caregivers
a wide variety of techniques that they can use to
develop an enjoyable routine with the infant they
love. However, this series is not simply about learning
infant massage strokes; instead it strives to help
parent and baby form a loving and secure lifelong
relationship. Infant massage has also been shown to
improve circulation and digestion. Infant massage
can also reduce symptoms of colic, help stabilize sleep
patterns, enhance body awareness and encourage brain
development.
Free Support Groups at
Saint Alphonsus
Baby and Me
Ongoing FREE educational support group for new
parents and their babies - ages 0-12 months of age.
Breastfeeding Support and Encouragement
Bring your baby and join our Lactation Consultant for
FREE breastfeeding support and encouragement. You
can get answers to your questions and learn new ideas
from other parents.
SHARE of Idaho Support Group
(Miscarriage and Infant Loss Support)
The feelings you have after the death of a baby, can
be overwhelming and intense, as the death of a baby
at any stage is a very real loss. You will not only begin
a journey of recovery physically, but also emotionally
and spiritually.
For more information please call: (208) 367-3454 or visit our website at www.saintalphonsus.org
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Parenting Young
Ones
Taming The Toddler
This five-week class series is designed
for parents who have children
1-3 years of age. It will help you
understand how your child develops
during this age period and what
motivates their behavior. Learn
techniques that allow your child the
freedom to explore, learn, and develop
his/her own personality, while helping
them understand limits.
Look Out! Kids 11-15
Babysitting Safely
Babysitting Safely is a 7-hour class
designed for girls and boys ages 11-15.
Learn how to be the best babysitter in
your neighborhood! Topics include:
Child Development, Basic First Aid,
Feeding and Diapering Baby, Safety
tips, Discipline, and Activities for
Young Children.
CPR for Babysitters
This class teaches young people
how to recognize and care for
breathing and cardiac emergencies
in infants and children up to 8 years
of age. Recommended to be taken
after the Babysitting Safely course.
This American Heart Association
Course includes a book and course
completion card.
For more information please call: (208) 367-3454 or visit our website at www.saintalphonsus.org
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Massage Therapy
For everyone in your family…
infants to seniors!
Massage is one of
the most therapeutic
ways of relieving
discomfort. At the
Saint Alphonsus
Family Center and
Meridian Health
Plaza, we are proud
to offer a wide
selection of Massage
Therapy services.
Swedish Massage
The typical Swedish
Massage is based
on the principles of
relaxation. Through the use of various techniques, you
will feel a sense of calm and serenity. It’s a great way to
put you back in touch with your total self. Pressure of
touch ranges light to moderate.
30 mins/$40 • 60 mins/$55 • 90 mins/$70
Special for Seniors 60 mins/$48
Deep Tissue / Connective Tissue Massage
This combination of modalities is practiced when
deeper layers of muscle have become tight, whether
a result of overuse and strain or a response to
surrounding muscle creating opposing stress. The
pressure of touch may vary from moderate to very
deep, and may be short lived or sustained for a period
of time, depending on the overall result desired.
Pressure is NEVER more than can be tolerated by the
client. Those requiring this type of massage may need
to repeat the therapy several times to achieve full and
total release of the muscles involved.
Pregnancy Massage
Moms relax and feel empowered with techniques to
center herself both physically and mentally for the
impending birth of her child. Specialized therapeutic
massage techniques used to help reduce the common
discomforts of pregnancy, like swelling as well as back,
hip and joint pain. Great way to pamper moms to be.
30 mins/$40 • 60 mins/$55 • 90 mins/$70
Package of 3 massages: $120 or $5 off first visit,
$10 off second visit, $15 off third visit and every
subsequent visit while still pregnant.
Couples Massage Instruction
This hands-on session with the therapist teaches each
person how to handle partner-specific complaints and
provide relief to the other at home. 45 mins.-1 hr. is
dedicated to each individual.
90 mins total $75/couple • 120 mins total $100/couple
Infant Massage Communication
A private session that will teach parents and caregivers
a wide variety of techniques that they can use to
develop an enjoyable routine with the infant they
love. However, this series is not simply about learning
infant massage strokes; instead it strives to help
parent and baby form a loving and secure lifelong
relationship. Infant massage has also been shown to
improve circulation and digestion. Infant massage
can also reduce symptoms of colic, help stabilize sleep
patterns, enhance body awareness and encourage brain
development.
$55/couple & baby (includes book) 4 or more to form
a class
To set-up an appointment or order a Gift
Certificate call, 367-7380.
30 mins/$45 • 60 mins/$65
For more information please call: (208) 367-3454 or visit our website at www.saintalphonsus.org
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Lactation Services at
Saint Alphonsus
Choosing to breastfeed your baby will bring you an
experience that will always be cherished. Breastfeeding
is a key component of your baby's health and provides
unique health benefits for both mother and baby.
We are here to support a happy, healthy, lasting
breastfeeding experience for both mother and child
and the family.
The Infant Nutrition and Lactation Program at
Saint Alphonsus offers comprehensive breastfeeding
programs and services for patients, staff, and the
community. Our IBCLC-Certified Lactation
Consultants and Lactation Nurses are trained in
techniques that increase breastfeeding success and will
work with you to prevent or solve any problems you
may encounter.
How can the lactation consultant help?
• Positioning and latch techniques
• Engorgement management
• Promoting milk production
• Infant sucking issues
• Choosing correct lactation equipment such as a
good breast pump for use when returning to work
• Special breastfeeding needs such as slow weight
gain, jaundice, multiple births, premature baby,
mother/baby separation due to illness of mother
or mother is returning to work, neurologic
impairment, breastfeeding an adopted baby, and
more.
To receive more information about our
classes, support groups and services, talk
with a lactation consultant or schedule a
lactation appointment call 367-4063.
Services Include:
• Prenatal breastfeeding classes
• Breastfeeding support groups
• Warmline Breastfeeding Telephone support
• IBCLC Certified Lactation Consultants
• Outpatient assessment and consultations
• In-patient consultations and support
• Breastpump Leasing
• Retail store - Nursing bras; electric breast pumps;
nursing stools; nursing pillows; milk storage bags;
hydrogel pads
• Lactation training for health care providers
• Lactation consultations and support for families
with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
For more information please call: (208) 367-3454 or visit our website at www.saintalphonsus.org
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