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Childbirth Services

#1512 Holistic Birth Options

Certified Nurse Midwives - Erin Callahan, Maureen Stein-Vavro and Colleen Zelonis

This class will cover a variety of birthing options including an introduction to our “Holistic Birth Center” program, which will discuss the criteria for utilizing the birth center. We will share topics surrounding natural childbirth options, including the relaxing properties of hydrotherapy during labor and birth, and the therapeutic use of aromatherapy, music and relaxation techniques in an effort to achieve a satisfying birth experience. During the class you also be introduced to the unique services offered by a midwife and a doula.

This class is open to anyone interested in exploring childbirth options. A tour of the Holistic Birth Center will complete the class.

Thursdays, January 9, February 13,
March 13, April 10
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

SJMC, Building 2, 1st Floor, Auditorium B
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Light snacks & beverages served
Cost: Free


#1513 Avoiding a C-Section

Certified Nurse Midwives Erin Callahan, Maureen Stein-Vavro and Colleen Zelonis

Whether you are a first-time mom or a mom that has had a previous Cesarean section or are merely considering a pregnancy, this educational seminar is for you. With the national C-section rate being over 30% some are calling this surgery an epidemic. Come explore ways to increase your likelihood of a vaginal delivery.

January 30 or April 24
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

SJMC, Building 2, 1st Floor, Auditorium B
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Light snacks & beverages served
Cost: Free


#1514 Dancing For Birth™

Sharon Johnson, CNM, Certified Instuctor

Feel great and prepare for the birth you want with dance! Learn how to work with gravity and movement to help become mentally and physically ready to embrace the birth experience. Class will be offered to both prenatal and postpartum moms. Please bring yoga mat, towel and water.

Thursdays - except holidays
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

SJMC, Building 2, 1st Floor, Auditorium B
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Cost: First class is free; $40 monthly


#1515 Breastfeeding Class

Pat Bucknell, IBCLC

Learn the benefits and importance of breastfeeding while discussing different techniques for a good start.

Mondays - January 13, March 10
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

SJMC, Building 2, Auditorium A
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Cost: $30


#1516 Natural Family Planning

A healthy and highly effective way for a couple to understand and cooperate with how a woman’s body works in order to achieve or postpone pregnancy. This class enhances communication and respect for the gift of life. Couples switching to Natural Family Planning report greater marital intimacy. Classes are taught in a set of three sessions and participants must attend all three classes.

Session I: January 13, February 10 and March 10
Session II: April 14, May 12 and June 9 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

UH Westlake Medical Center
960 Clague Road, Westlake
RSVP: 440-779-5793
Cost: $135


#1517 Childbirth Classes Includes Infant Care

Preparation for childbirth can increase the joyful experience and confidence of the mother-to-be and her partner. Learn about nutrition, exercise, relaxation, breathing, and the birth process in this five-week class.
Infant Care needs to be scheduled separately.

Tuesdays, February 18 thru March 18
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

SJMC, Building 2, Auditorium B
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Cost: $110


#1518 Childbirth Saturday Classes

Two Saturday classes - Participants must attend both four-hour sessions. Infant care, which is covered in the cost of the class, must be scheduled separately.

Saturdays, January 25 & February 1,
March 1 & 8, April 5 & 12
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

SJMC, Building 2, Auditorium B
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Cost: $85


#1519 Infant Care Classes

Classes help to prepare new parents in the care of their newborn and what to expect in the first weeks. Different techniques in bathing, diapering, feeding and swaddling are demonstrated. All questions are answered.

Thursdays, February 6 or March 27
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

SJMC, Building 2, Auditorium B
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Cost: $30


Monthly Car Seat Inspection

Sponsored by SJMC Community Outreach and the Westlake Fire Department

By Appointment Only: 440-827-5440
Schedule your appointment for the first Wednesday morning of the month

Free CE Program

Please visit our website at stjohnmedicalcenter.net under the Community Outreach tab for a complete listing of our Continuing Education programs.


#1520 Daddy Boot Camp

Sponsored by Cornerstone for Women and SJMC

Come to this informative class on helping fathers for their new roles as daddies. Included in this class are hands-on techniques for diapering, cuddling, swaddling, feeding and bonding with their newborn. Also, techniques are taught on how to support the new mommy.

Mondays, February 10 and April 14
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

SJMC, Building 2, Auditorium A
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Cost: $20


#1521 Infant Care Classes

Classes help to prepare new parents in the care of their newborn and what to expect in the first weeks. Different techniques in bathing, diapering, feeding and swaddling are demonstrated. All questions are answered.

Thursdays, February 6, March 27
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

SJMC, Building 2, Auditorium B
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Cost: $30


#1522 Bradley Method of Prepared Childbirth

The Bradley Method focuses on a natural, unmedicated childbirth in the absence of medical complications. This class stresses the importance of a healthy baby, healthy mom and healthy family. Emphasis is placed on nutrition, exercise, coaching and the natural process of labor and birth.

Wednesdays - 12-week class
January 8 - March 26, April 9 - June 25
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

SJMC, Building 2, 1st Floor, Auditorium B
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Cost: $150


#1523 Prenatal Yoga & Pilates

Colleen Brezine, CNM, Kim Andrews, RN and Debbie Koniarczyk, RN Certified Instructors

This class empowers a woman to awaken herself physically, emotionally and spiritually while she prepares for labor and birth. Please bring yoga mat, towel and water.

Mondays
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

SJMC, Building 2, 1st Floor, Auditorium B
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Cost: $48 per month


#1524 Postnatal Pilates

Debbie Koniarczyk, RN
Certified Postnatal Pilates Instructor

Mindful movement to help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort afer giving birth. Please bring yoga mat, towel and water.

2nd Wednesday - every month
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

SJMC, Building 2, 1st Floor, Auditorium B
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Cost: 6-month session $50


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