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.
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.
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:
- Labor & delivery
- Anesthesia and medications
- Cesarean section
- Immediate post-delivery period
- 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 email@example.com.
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
Grades 6-12 will learn to creat Zentangle! Grades 6-12: Join us in the Program Room to make your own Zentangle designs. All you need is a pencil, some paper, and your imagination! We'll have templates to fill in, or blank pages for free-hand designs!
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!
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.
For parents, grandparents, family members and anyone who wants to learn lifesaving infant CPR and choking skills but does not need a course completion card. This class includes everything needed to learn basic infant CPR and relief of choking.
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.
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).