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Expectant and New Parents

Baby Steps

If you are having a baby at Torrance Memorial in the near future, this is for you. A tour of maternity services and an opportunity to have your questions answered is provided. The free orientation is offered two times a month.

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Breastfeeding Questions and Beyond

Now that your baby is home, you may have many questions on the next step in your breastfeeding relationship. Bring your baby and breastfeeding concerns to this three-hour class with a lactation consultant. All questions related to nursing are welcome. This class will help make breastfeeding easier for you and your baby.

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Infant and Child CPR

A three-hour workshop that teaches life-saving skills for infants and children, such as CPR, and basic care of children in emergencies. The workshop includes what to do in case of choking, when to call paramedics, and what to tell them. Class is offered in both English and Spanish.

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Infant Massage

Your baby will experience vital developmental and psychological growth in his or her first year. Massage provides an opportunity to give your baby extra nurturing so that he or she has the best possible start in life.

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Mornings for Moms

A support group for new moms. Bring your baby of 4 months or younger and discuss topics of interest to mothers of newborns and network with other new moms. This group offers resources for new parents and meets most Thursdays from 10:00am to noon.

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Newborn Baby Care

Designed to help people learn about their new role as parents. This class focuses on enjoying your baby while learning the basics of bathing and diapering through demonstration and practice. Normal newborns, choosing a pediatrician, and health and safety issues will also be covered. A local pediatrician will be available to answer questions and talk about those first few days after baby's arrival. Adoptive parents are welcome.

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Prenatal Breastfeeding

A wonderful experience for both you and your baby. This three-part series includes two classes to prepare mom and her partner before the baby is born for a successful experience. You learn the advantages of breastfeeding, learn how to overcome difficulties, prevent problems, and other tips for success. The third class is offered after delivery for mom and baby to offer support and get your questions answered.

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Prenatal Yoga

Stay in shape during your pregnancy. Learn to breathe deeply, relax in preparation for the physical demands of labor, birth and motherhood. This is a great way to meet other women who are expecting. The class will help with your: deep breathing, relaxation, flexibility, strength.

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Prepared Childbirth

A class to help you understand the process of birth, learn skills to help you in labor and delivery and after. Classes are offered 2 week nights for 4 weeks; Saturday mornings for 2 weeks or all in one day. Call early in your pregnancy to start classes in your seventh month.

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