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Gambit's summer 2017 Health book listings: Pre-natal & post-partum workshops 

2020 Postpartum Support Group. ZukaBaby, 5228 Magazine St., (504) 596-6540; www.zukababy.com New moms and moms-to-be discuss everything postpartum on the second Monday of each month. A licensed counselor participates. 6 p.m. June 12, July 10 and Aug. 14.

Baby Basics Class. Babies-R-Us, 6851 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-8242; www.babiesrus.com Ochsner presents a class on baby care during the first six weeks of life. Register online. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 8, July 20 and Aug. 10.

Baby Food-Making Class. Touro Infirmary, President's Room, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com The class focuses on the benefits of making baby food and how to add new flavors and combinations as babies age. Call (504) 897-7319 for details. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 10.

Breastfeeding Class South Shore. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-4000; www.ejgh.org The class focuses on helping new mothers and families achieve a successful breastfeeding experience. Bring a sweater and a snack. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 6 and Aug. 1.

Breastfeeding Class Northshore. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 E. Judge Tanner Drive, Covington, (985) 867-3800; www.lakeviewregional.com Class topics include the benefits and process of breastfeeding. Call (985) 867-3900 or visit www.lakeviewregional.com to register. 10 a.m. to noon. July 15.

Breastfeeding Support Group. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-4000; www.ejgh.org Lactation experts offer tips to new mothers about breastfeeding, and mothers share advice with the group. Free admission. 11 a.m. to noon. June 7, July 5 and Aug. 2.

Child Safety-Seat Fitting Class. East Jefferson General Hospital, Wellness Center, 3601 Houma Blvd., Suite 204, Metairie; www.ejgh.org Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force holds a class the third Thursday of every month demonstrating proper installation, seat types and fit. Wellness Center parking lot (3726 Houma Blvd., Metairie). Call (504) 503-7152 for details. 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 15, July 20 and Aug. 17.

Childbirth Education Series. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com The four-week class for parents at least six months into a pregnancy covers labor and delivery, pain management and more. 6 p.m. Weekly on Tuesdays.

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com The class focuses on nutrition and wellness for expectant and new mothers. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 21 and Aug. 16.

Hypno-Birthing Classes. Touro Infirmary, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com The five-week course educates pregnant women and their companions about using hypnosis for calmness and pain during birth. Contact (985) 726-9333 ext. 118 or bmiller@mhsfi.org for details. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 10.

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Infant CPR Class. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-4000; www.ejgh.org This non-certifying program created by the American Heart Association is for anyone who wants to learn how to give CPR to an infant. CPR basics will be presented by a registered nurse through book and video instruction. Registration $15. 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 13.

Lamaze Class. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 E. Judge Tanner Drive, Covington, (985) 867-3800; www.lakeviewregional.com The class covers childbirth, relaxation and breathing techniques, signs and symptoms of labor and post-partum care. To register, call (985) 867-3900. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13 and Aug. 17.

Lamaze Series. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-4000; www.ejgh.org The childbirth program prepares women and their support person for natural birth. Class series lasts for three consecutive weeks and should be completed by 36 to 37 weeks pregnant. Registration is $100. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Weekly on Tuesdays through Aug. 22.

New Baby Support Group. St. Tammany Hospital's Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St. Suite B, Covington, (985) 898-4435; www.stph.org The weekly gathering of parents and children focuses on exchanging information and gaining support. Free admission. 11:15 a.m. to noon. Weekly on Thursdays, through July 27.

Newborn Care Class. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 E. Judge Tanner Drive, Covington, (985) 867-3800; www.lakeviewregional.com Class topics include all aspects of newborn baby care, including feeding, diapering, swaddling, safe sleep, SIDS prevention and bathing. To register, call (985) 867-3900 or visit www.lakeviewregional.com. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 27.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class. Touro Infirmary, President's Room, 1401 Foucher St., (504) 897-8500; www.touro.com The class teaches expecting mothers the basics of breastfeeding. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 15, July 20 and Aug. 17.

Sibling Class. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 E. Judge Tanner Drive, Covington, (985) 867-3800; www.lakeviewregional.com The class is for kids ages 3-8 who are big brothers and big sisters to-be. Children should bring their favorite doll or stuffed animal to use in learning diapering and bundling techniques. Call (985) 867-3900 to register. 10 a.m. to noon. June 15.

Tours for Prospective Parents. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 E. Judge Tanner Drive, Covington, (985) 867-3800; www.lakeviewregional.com Expecting parents can take tours of the Women's and Children's Center the second Saturday of every month. Meet in the third floor visitors' lounge. For details, call (985) 867-3900 or register online. 10:30 a.m. to noon. June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12.

Tulane-Lakeside Prenatal Class. Tulane-Lakeside Hospital, 4700 South I-10 Service Road West — This prenatal class meets the first Thursday of every month and covers pre-term labor and picking a pediatrician. Participants can tour the hospital. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 6 and Aug. 3.


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Dance, Zumba & hula hooping | Educational events
Fitness & exercise | Foot races & walks
Health fairs, screenings & events
Meditation, self-care and spirituality | Nutrition & weight loss
Pilates | Pre-natal & post-partum workshops | Support groups
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