Expectant parents receive helpful information from certified lactation consultants on the benefits of breast milk, getting a good start in the hospital, and how to continue breastfeeding at home. One-day class. (Course fee.) Call 734-655-1100.
One-on-one consultation for new mothers to talk with our certified lactation consultants before delivery, while in the hospital, and once discharged home. Breast pump rental available. Call 734-655-1100.
Breast Health Clinic
A complete breast exam is done by a physician with instruction on self-breast examination. (Fee.) If indicated, a mammogram is done (Fee.) Call 734-655-1100.
Classes are offered for expectant mothers and partners using the Lamaze method, which includes relaxation and breathing techniques. Pre-registration is required. Please call early in your pregnancy to register. Six weekly sessions, 7-9 p.m. or a one-day Saturday workshop, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (Course fee.) Call 734-655-1100.
Infant Care Classes
"Getting to Know Your Newborn" focuses on care of your well infant, including feeding, bathing, sleep and activity habits. "Caring for the Sick Infant" focuses on infant safety (childproofing you home), immunizations and signs of illness. Offered to anyone who takes care of an infant. (Course fee.) Call 734-655-1100.
Lectures and Seminars for Women
Throughout the year, the Marian Women's Center at St. Mary Mercy Hospital sponsors lectures by specialists in women's health care. Call 734-655-1100 for information on the next scheduled lecture.
Miracle of Life Birthing Center Tours
You're invited to visit the Miracle of Life Birthing Center and receive a personal tour. To arrange for a tour, call 734-655-1100.
Welcoming a new baby into your family can be an adjustment for sisters and brothers. This two-hour class helps expectant parents and their children with information regarding sibling rivalry, signs of jealousy, and steps that parents can take to minimize these behaviors. Children are encouraged to talk about the changes a new baby will bring, their feelings, and what their new role will be. (Course fee.) For more information, call 734-655-1100.