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You already know and trust BayCare's leading not-for-profit hospitals. But did you know that we also offer a wide range of free community lectures, classes and screenings throughout the year?

Want To Learn More? 

Call 1-(877)-MyBayCare (1-877-692-2922) for a listing of our free or low-cost lectures, classes and screenings, and for free physician referrals. (This number is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be closed on holidays).   

You also can search our online Classes & Events page. Registration is secure and convenient.

What Types Of Lectures, Classes and Screenings Do We Offer?

We offer a wide range, from newborn care and birth center tours to heart-smart shopping and surgical weight loss. To sign up, call 1-(877)-MyBayCare or search our Classes and Events page.

See below for a sampling of our popular lectures, classes and screenings.

Big Brother / Big Sister       
Description:  This child-friendly class is designed for siblings and parents to address the changes a new baby brings to the family while preparing children to take pride in their new role as a brother or sister. Bring a baby picture of your child and arrive 15 minutes early. At least one parent is required to attend with the child but both parents are always welcome.

Boot Camp For New Dads       
Description:  This is a 3-hour workshop in which "veteran" fathers bring their 2-3 month old babies and orient "rookie" dads who are expecting their first baby. The class prepares men to be dads in all respects including burping, changing, swaddling, and the "troubleshooter's guide to crying babies". A broad range of issues including bonding, work hours, forming a parenting team, preventing child abuse, dealing with relatives, etc. is discussed. The strongest emphasis is placed on the tremendous support new moms need from dads. This program uses a man-to-man approach and the book "Hit The Ground Crawling" is included with the class fee.

Childbirth Preparation       
Description:  This popular two-class series helps expectant mothers become informed, active participants in the childbirth process. Information provided includes "breathing for life", coping strategies, comfort measures, medications, and postpartum adjustment. Plan to attend no later than early in your seventh month of pregnancy. A prepared childbirth book is included with the class fee.
 
Heart Smart Shopping Tour       
Description:  Join registered dieticians from the LifeHelp program at St. Anthony's Hospital for a guided tour through the Sweetbay Supermarket. During the tour you will learn to make healthier food selections, decipher label lingo, lighten up your diet and discover new items.
 
Infant / Child CPR       
Description:  This class teaches you how to perform lifesaving CPR and choking rescue techniques on both infants and children according to American Heart Association guidelines. Students must be at least 9 years old.
 
Newborn Care       
Description:  This interactive class teaches all aspects of infant care including feeding, diapering, bathing safety, signs of illness, and newborn characteristics. You will learn about infant cues, infant states, and how your infant will communicate with you. The class is for the expectant mother and her partner only. Additional guests are welcome to attend however there is a fee of $15 for each additional person.
 
Over The River And Through The Woods....Grandparenting Class       
Description:  This class is intended to help new and expectant grandparents prepare for this wonderful new aspect of being a grandparent. A discussion of the changes in hospital care over the past few decades as well as the latest recommendations in newborn and infant care will be covered and a visit to the labor and delivery and mother-baby units is offered. The fee for the class includes both grandparents.
 
Prepared Childbirth       
Description:  This class is designed to help expectant mothers and their partners to become well-educated active participants in their child-birth experience. The class curriculum includes breathing or relaxation. Topics covered: what to expect in the third trimester, labor, delivery, post-partum and newborn care. A tour of the facility is included.
 
Surgical Weight Loss - Is It Right For Me?       
Description:  If traditional weight loss programs haven't worked for you, join us for this special information session to learn more about the option of surgical weight loss. Kevin Huguet, M.D., a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, and The LifeHelp Center invite you to hear more about the advantages of surgery using the LAP-BAND® system. Find out if surgical weight loss is an option for you.
 
Yoga For Baby And Me       
Description:  This class is designed to help the new mom restore herself physically, mentally and emotionally while bonding and doing Yoga with her new baby. The class is taught by a certified Yoga instructor. Please bring a blanket, a towel or a yoga mat big enough for mom and baby.


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