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.
Learning what to expect during the end of your pregnancy and especially during labor and delivery will make the entire childbirth experience more rewarding. St Mary Mercy Livonia has a Childbirth Preparation Class designed to help expectant families increase their knowledge of this experience. Taught by two of our very own labor and delivery nurses, new parents will learn about different stages of labor, anesthesia, medications and the importance of the support person. We will review breathing and relaxation techniques as well.
Please call early in your pregnancy to register for the Saturday workshop, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Course fee) Call 734-655-1023
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 734-655-2310.