Senoia blood drive Jan. 30

Senoia blood drive Jan. 30

With a severe winter blood shortage, this month the American Red Cross issued an emergency call for blood donations. “Blood and platelet donations are critically needed in the coming days so that patients can continue to receive the lifesaving treatments they are counting on,” said Alyson Barraza of the Connecticut Red Cross Blood Services Region. […]

Pumping class for breastfeeding moms

Pumping class for breastfeeding moms

Pumping Basics, a one-hour class discussing planning and preparing to pump and returning to work while breastfeeding/pumping, will be offered Sunday, Jan. 15. Recommended after delivery. Mothers and babies welcome. Register online at piedmont.org or call 877-527-3712.  

Learn the basics of caring for a newborn

Learn the basics of caring for a newborn

Baby Basics, open to expectant mothers and their spouses or partners, provides information and guidance related to the care of the newborn. Topics discussed include bathing, diapering, burping, feeding, calming techniques for a fussy baby, car safety seats, immunizations, circumcisions, signs of illness and when to call the pediatrician. The class is led by Jan […]

Breastfeeding basics for new moms

Breastfeeding basics for new moms

Breastfeeding Basics provides information to expectant couples on the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby, correct positioning and latch, milk volume expectations and breast pumps. It will also cover what to expect during the early breastfeeding days as well as later returning to work. The next class is Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m.-noon, led […]

Support group for new mothers

Support group for new mothers

Baby Dayz is a free monthly informational group led by Piedmont Fayette Hospital Lactation Consultant Jan Mannion, RN, that offers support to mothers of infants up to one year old. The class meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fayette County Library Community Room, 1821 Heritage Parkway in […]

Learn infant CPR Jan. 9

Learn infant CPR Jan. 9

A class on Infant CPR and Choking will be offered at Piedmont Fayette Hospital Monday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. for a fee of $10. This is an infant CPR and choking skills class and practice session designed to help until EMS arrives. If attending as a couple or a group of two, phone 877-527-3712 […]

Everything you want to know about childbirth

Everything you want to know about childbirth

Childbirth Preparation is an all-day class offering information on recognizing signs and stages of labor, planned/unplanned cesarean births, induction and augmentation of labor along with pain management options such as relaxation, breathing techniques, epidurals, analgesics. The role of the support person will also be discussed. A tour of the maternity center is included. The next […]

Food safety covered Jan. 4

Food safety covered Jan. 4

“Good Food Gone Bad” is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). The food landscape is ever changing and it is so important to keep up with the changes. Donna Savage with the USDA gives useful food safety tips. From ways to […]

Tour the PFH Maternity Center

Tour the PFH Maternity Center

Maternity Center tours at Piedmont Fayette Hospital provide expectant families an opportunity to tour our maternity center including labor and delivery and mother/baby units. Information will be provided about the admission process and questions will be answered. Registration is not required. Dates for January tours include every Thursday during the month (Jan. 5, 12, 19, […]

Info on guarding your health

Info on guarding your health

“Feed Your Genes” is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). Nutritional professionals have always been intrigued and puzzled by the fact that each person’s body is so different. Although our genetic makeup sets the stage, environmental factors and lifestyle choices determine […]