UPCOMING CLASSES AND BREASTFEEDING EVENTS IN THE ACADIANA AREA!
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Breastfeeding support, Classes and events...
Did you know pasteurized donor human breast milk can save a baby’s life? It can! Research shows preemies who are fed human milk avoid serious medical complications. One in eight babies are born premature, yet half of the mothers of preemies are not able to provide their baby breast milk. A mother’s milk has Omega 3 fatty acids for powerful brain growth and development. Lafayette General Medical Center offers a special support for mothers interested in breastfeeding their baby as part of family-centered care.
The demand for human donor breast milk in hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICU) continues to rise across the country. That’s why in 2017, Lafayette General Medical Center opened the first milk bank depot in Southwest Louisiana. Learn more about the depot and how to donate here: https://www.lafayettegeneral.com/services/pediatrics/nicu/lafayette-general-milk-bank-depot
prenatal & Postpartum support & classes...
FREE Comfort Measures Class
has gone VIRTUAL!
This class was designed by practicing Birth Doulas, based on their experience attending births over the years.
Participants will learn a variety of techniques to help them stay comfortable and manage labor.
Not only is this class FREE,
but it is currently streamed virtually via ZOOM.
Next event: SAT, AUG 15th @ 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Please register here: https://www.motherbirth.com/virtual-comfort-measures-class to hold your space.
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Attention Expecting Mothers!
We care about you and your baby!
Due to the risk of exposure to COVID-19, all on-site pre-natal classes have been postponed until further notice.
We want you to have access to free outside resources that you can view online, from the safety & comfort of your home.
Simply click this link to gain access. bit.ly/OGHSOnlinePreNatal
The Prepared Childbirth Education Course features the Lamaze 6 Healthy Birth Practices. The goal is simple: to have all parents feel confident, supported, and empowered in birth and parenthood.
This this course is a 3 week series.
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WED, NOV 4TH @ 6PM-8PM
This is a class catered to all things VBAC (VBAC is a vaginal birth after a caesarean) put on by Brittany LeBouef. Brittany is a VBAC Link certified doula. She has had 2 VBACs herself and has helped many clients and women in my support groups achieve their VBACs. What she finds to be the most beneficial thing to achieving a VBAC is learning the information.
This class is designed for mom and birth partner. It is a one-time 2-3 hour class. Right now they will be virtual, on Zoom. Class is $100 and free for doula clients with a paid deposit. Only 4 spots available.
For now, classes will be held once a month.
To enroll, please message EMBRACE YOUR BIRTH DOULA SERVICES by Brittany LeBouef with your email or email Lebouef.firstname.lastname@example.org and you will sent an invoice.
If you would like a private class in your home, please email or PM Brittany LeBouef.
These classes cover nutrition, exercise, relaxation, stages of labor, comfort measures, breastfeeding and so much more!