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AJH: Sibling Preparation Class

Anna Jaques Hospital Sibling Preparation Class

Sibling Preparation Class is offered to big brothers and sisters. The class includes a tour of the Birth Center and age-appropriate activities to let children have fun while learning about new babies and changes in the family. Classes are on Saturdays from 9:00am-10:00am in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques Hospital.

When: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 9:00am-10:00am.
Saturday, December 16, 2017, from 9:00am-10:00am.
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AJH: Breastfeeding Class - Newburyport

Breastfeeding technique and support class at Anna Jaques Hospital. Best Hospital for Families

Breastfeeding Classes are taught by Anna Jaques Hospital Lactation Consultants for mothers and their support person(s) to gain the knowledge and tools to help you successfully breast your baby.

When: 
Monday, February 6, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, March 6, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, March 20, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, April 3, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, April 17, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, May 1, 2017 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, May 15, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, June 5, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, June 19, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, July 10, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, July 17, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, August 7, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Monday, August 21, 2017, 7:00pm-9:00pm

AJH: Childbirth Education Classes

Childbirth Education Classes at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Haverhill  MA

Congratulations: you are pregnant! This class is for mothers and partners during the last trimester of pregnancy to learn skills needed for the childbirth experience such as breathing methods, relaxation techniques, and comfort measures.

Topics covered include:

  • Anatomy
  • Labor & delivery
  • Anesthesia and medications
  • Cesarean section
  • Immediate post-delivery period
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn baby care

A tour of the Birth Center at Anna Jaques Hospital is included in the class.

Fee for the class (both the all-day workshop and online class) is $150 for Women's Health Care patients and $200 for non-WHC patients. Class fee covers both mother & support person. 

Classes are available in two formats to fit your family's needs: 

  • All-day workshop: Saturdays from 10:00am-5:00pm in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques; Date options for 2017: August 5; September 2 & 30; October 28; November 11; December 9
  • Online Combo: Sundays from 9:00am-12:00pm (Online course with 3-hour on-site learning); Date options for 2017: August 20; September 17; October 29; November 19; December 10

For more information, or to register for the class, please call (978) 463-1079 or email birthcenter@ajh.org.

When: 
Saturday, August 5, 2017, from 10am to 5pm
Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 10am to 5pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 10am to 5pm
Saturday, October 29, 2017, from 10am to 5pm
Saturday, November 19, 2017, from 10am to 5pm
Saturday, December 10, 2017, from 10am to 5pm
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AJH: Mother & Baby Support Class - Newburyport

Mother & Baby Support Groups at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport MA

Mother & Baby Groups
Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and answer questions that arise after going home.
Mother & Baby Groups are facilitated by a Lactation Consultant/Registered Nurse to support every woman’s mothering experience. You do not need to be a breastfeeding mom to enjoy these groups. All aspects of mothering are discussed. Drop-ins welcome!

Mother & Baby: Newburyport & Haverhill
This group meets on Tuesdays from 10:00am-11:45am at Anna Jaques and at 2 Water Street in Haverhill on Thursdays from 10:30am-12:00pm. Guest speakers present periodically on topics such as car seat safety, infant nutrition, and infant growth and development.

No registration needed, open to all mothers and babies

When: 
Tuesdays from 10:00-11:45am

Biodiversity Open House

Kids and adults will learn about the diversity of Plum Island and the North Shore wildlife at Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport!

Joppa Flats Education Center invites families to join them for a full day of free outdoor and indoor nature activities, art projects, and biodiversity!  Connecting with nature starts with developing a good sense of place, and a great place to start is right here at Joppa Flats. This full-day family event will feature an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor activities that encourage children and adults to learn more about the biodiversity of all the animals, plants, and insects that frequent our butterfly garden, salt marsh, and backyard!

When: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 10am - 3pm

AJH: Mother & Baby Newborns: 0-3 Months

Mother and Baby, Newborn Support Groups aAnna Jaques Hospital

MOTHER & BABY GROUPS

Anna Jaques is pleased to offer free group classes for all mothers in our community to provide support, encouragement and advice on parenthood and questions that arise after going home. Formerly named Lactation Support Groups, the Mother & Baby Group is facilitated by a Lactation Consultant/Registered Nurse to support every woman’s mothering experience.

You do not need to be a breastfeeding mom to enjoy this group. All aspects of mothering are discussed. Guest speakers will present periodically on topics such as car seat safety, infant nutrition, and infant growth & development. Drop-ins welcome!

Mother & Baby Newborns: 0-3 Months
This new group (for moms, grandmothers, and female caregivers only) is focused on adjusting to the first few months of parenthood to support new mothers and their babies.

This group meets Wednesdays from 2:00pm-3:30pm in the Higgins Conference Room at Anna Jaques.

When: 
Wednesdays from 2:00pm-3:30pm in the Higgins Conference Room

Enter the Owl Zone

Enter the owl zone for a close - up view of a live owl and her babies in the nest at Maudslay State Park

Maudslay State Park invites you for a close-up view of a live owl and her babies in the nest, through a
spotting scope. Plus visit the park interpreter’s table to learn more about this raptor and see
skulls, feathers and owl pellets. Bring binoculars for better viewing of the nest. All ages are
welcome! Follow the signs from the parking lot to the field site.

When: 
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10am-Noon

Mother's Day at the Bird Banding Station

Mother's Day at the Banding Station will teach you about bird identification, and

Come for an exciting visit to the Joppa Flats Bird Banding Station on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. See Mass Audubon scientists capture, measure, weigh, examine, and release migrant songbirds. Learn about migration, habitat use, and scientific research at a real field station. The station operates only during the height of migration in spring (April and May) and fall (September and October).

When: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016 9:30-11:30 am

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