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Becoming a Mom Classes Starting Soon

Parenting is the hardest job any human can do, and bringing a baby into the world can be a scary process. To help support and prepare future moms and dads, the Clay County Health Department, in conjunction with the March of Dimes, is offering a FREE class called Becoming a Mom.

Beginning March 1st, Becoming a Mom will be offered every other Tuesday Night in the Clay County Health Department Meeting Room. The group will meet from 7-8, with the first session being held from 6:00 to 8:00. Free childcare will be available, and nutritious snacks will be served.

Whether you are experiencing a pregnancy for the first time, or the fourth, each experience is different and can create new challenges and concerns. Becoming a Mom is open to both new or experienced moms and dads, and provides them with the opportunity to develop a support network of other parents who will have children of the same age.

Becoming a Mom will be taught by Nikki Burwell, RN. Classes will address topics such as what to expect during labor and delivery, how to be successful with breastfeeding, and how to calm your baby. Guest speakers will offer a Labor and Delivery Show and Tell, Tips on Self Care During and After Pregnancy, and Tools for Identifying and Dealing with Post-Partum Depression.

All participants will receive special gifts for their participation by earning points for attending each session. The class will conclude with a baby shower for participants where they can redeem their points for gifts including, but not limited to, Pack and Plays and car seats.

Participation in Becoming a Mom is limited to ten families. Register now by calling the Clay County Health Department at 785-632-3193 or by emailing Nurse Nikki Burwell at nburwell@claycountykansas.org.

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