Parent Support Services
We want to help you start off right by making sure your questions are answered and you feel good about your new parenting skills during this most important time in your life. We hope that the following programs will make your life easier so you can enjoy this special time with your baby.
Memorial understands the importance of breastfeeding and is pleased to provide outpatient consultations with trained Lactation Consultants. Specialized staff are also available to assist moms with any breastfeeding questions or concerns and provide support for your very important efforts twenty-four hours a day. For your convenience, breast pumps and supplies are available for purchase. To make an appointment with a consultant or to talk with our staff, call 391-1538.
Mother and Baby Support Groups
Hosted by Rosann Parr, RNC, IBCLC
Our support group for new mothers and their babies offers educational information, comfort and understanding for new moms. Whether breastfeeding or formula feeding, all mothers can share valuable information and gain needed support by listening to others. The group also provides the opportunity to form new and lasting friendships.
Breast and bottle feeding, parenting skills, growth and development of your baby, and returning to work are among the long list of topics and subjects discussed at our gatherings. Our groups are filled with laughter and excitement as new parents share their baby's stories and newest milestones!
Mark your calendars!
When: Third Friday of every month
Place: Memorial Hospital Educational Complex
(look for the classroom location on the television screen)
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Siblings are welcome to attend!
Fee: Complimentary by Memorial Hospital
Sibling Preparation Class
Help your family prepare for the new arrival! Having a baby is truly a family affair, and children will have lots of questions about the baby. Children ages 3 to 7 and their parents are invited to attend. Includes a tour of the maternity area!
Caring for Kids
Learn the basics of good babysitting and how to care for children. Learn how to promote safety, to prevent accidents, to dress, diaper and bathe infants, and receive training in basic first aid, choking and poison control.
The Women's Center staff has worked hard to create unique and family-focused programs to meet the needs of our moms and dads. We're delighted you have chosen Memorial Hospital Jacksonville to be part of these special moments in your life. If you have any questions or need more information, please call 391-1538 and we will be happy to assist you.