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NEWBORN CHANNEL: To help you prepare for the birth of your baby, you will be required to watch the following videos before your discharge from the hospital: Car Seat Safety, Portrait of Promise, First Aid: Infant Rescue Breathing and Infant CPR, SIDS and Safe Sleep. To view the videos from home click on the following link and use the password “01626”. NEWBORN CHANNEL
You may also access the newborn channel with your iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and other smartphone platforms. Text "NEWBORN" to 443443 to get started.
Prenatal Care (Physician Care)
It is important to receive good prenatal care from a physician as early in your pregnancy as possible. You have the choice of several board-certified obstetricians and family physicians who provide prenatal care and delivery services at Marquette General Hospital.
* If needed, our Resolve Through Sharing Bereavement Program can help parents who have lost a baby.
* Our Regional Perinatal Outreach Program provides continuing education on perinatal topics for nurses and physicians.
Caring for your baby doesn't stop when you leave the hospital. You have many years ahead to enjoy your child's stages of development. Take advantage of one or several of our exciting parenting programs tailored to those stages, from birth through 17 years. Enjoy the opportunity to share and socialize with other parents as you learn about growth and development, nutrition, discipline, skills for positive parenting.
Prenatal and Family Education Programming
Please register early in your pregnancy for all prenatal classes. Our programs don’t stop when you leave the hospital. Check out the variety of programs available for the whole family.
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*Please note Change:The Family Birthing Tour scheduled for Tuesday, February 25, 2014 has been cancelled.
*Please note Change:The Family Birthing Tour is on Monday, March 24, 2014 instead of Tuesday, March 25th
*Please note Change:The Childbirth Preparation Class is on Saturday, June 28, 2014 instead of Saturday, June 21st.
*Please note Change:The July Little Steps class has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 10, 2014 from
Thursday, July 24th.
Begininng in May 2014: Little Steps will be
Begininng in March 2014: Breastfeeding & Dad's Class will be 6:30-9:00pm.
For a list of all the Prenatal and Parenting classes offered, along with their descriptions:
New and Upcoming Programs:
Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care Program
January 23 & September 30
6:00 - 8:00pm
This course will introduce the importance of breastfeeding to mothers as well as child care centers. Topics will include the back to work transition, benefits of breastfeeding, guidelines, safe handling and storage of breast milk, feeding, and strategies to improve coordination between parents and providers. Course if FREE. Registration is required. Please call 225-3081. breastfeeding in child care.pdf
Baby Food Making
January 14, June 18 & November 12.
Explore the benefits and simple techniques of making your own baby food. You will also learn about infant nutrition, foods to avoid and tips for introducing foods. You'll be able to sample some of the recipes and go home with recipes to try yourself. The class is intended for any expectant parent, caregiver, or parent of an infant. Call to register. 225-3081
Registation is required. Please call 225-3081. Cost: $10 FLYER
Parallel Parenting This class focuses on helping parents who are separated, divorced or never married, to parent their child effectively, doing the best job they can during the time they are with their child. Please call 225-3081 for class dates and to register. Cost: $25 Flyer
Pregnancy and Addiction
Drug abuse, both prescription and illicit, has risen to epic proportions throughout the United States. Also on the rise is the number of babies born addicted to these drugs. At Marquette General’s NICU, there were 67 cases of addicted infants treated last year. This is a substantial jump from prior years – there were 14 cases seen in 2006. Click here to learn more about how drugs can affect babies and helpful resources for those challenged by pregnancy and addiction.
If you're pregnant or know someone who's pregnant, Watch These:
Toxic Drug Exposed Babies video clips:
Join other grandparents in the area as we create a support network especially for you. FREE! Our next free event will be on Tuesday, Sept.24th at 10am and 6pm at the UP Children's Museum. You must register with the Women's & Children's Center. Come and Play Flyer
Call for more information: 225-3081.
What is Safe Sleep?
New Wellness Program for Moms who are 6 weeks to 1 year postpartum. 8 weeks of learning, nutrition, fitness, and fun! Scholarships available. Don't let cost be an issue!
Need help or have a Question about Breastfeeding?
A local group of women have formed a Lactation Workgroup. They are made up of volunteers with a vast knowledge of breastfeeding. They are on-call 7 days a week from 8am-8pm. They are available to assist mothers with breastfeeding questions. Please call the MGH Hospital Operator at 906-228-9440 or 1-800-562-9753. The operator will then get a message to the volunteer support person on call. The support person will call mothers back within 2 hours.
Breastfeeding Mom's Group
Free breastfeeding support at the UP Children's Museum on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at 10am. Call WIC for more information: 906-315-2638.
Marquette Dads Group
This group if for dads and children
. Visit the website or contact Andrew.
Parents of Multiples
This group meets monthly to offer support and get some much needed time for yourself.Flyer
Are you interested in Quitting Smoking? Contact the Marquette County Health Department at 906-475-7848
to be part of a FREE, one-time “Quit Smoking Workshop”. This workshop will offer strategies to make quitting easier, along with information on medications to assist, in a “no-pressure” atmosphere.Resources
By combining the outstanding inpatient and outpatient services of Marquette General Hospital with our many education programs, the Women's & Children's Center is able to offer you all the options and security of a Regional Medical Center.
1-800-562-9753 ext. 3081