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Taxonomy Code: PH-6100.1800

Programs that provide educational and supportive services for new parents or those expecting a child, to prepare them on an emotional and practical level for the impact the newborn will have on their lives and relationships. Initial focus areas include healthy eating for the mother, danger signs in pregnancy, sibling preparation and being ready for labor and delivery, followed by practical information on basic infant care, newborn behaviors, baby supplies, bathing techniques, diapering, breastfeeding and other feeding options, as well as infant and childhood illnesses. Later topics may include walking, talking, toilet training and other aspects of child development, all to help ensure that infants and toddlers are nurtured, live in a safe environment and receive proper health care. Included are programs open to all as well those targeting special populations such as low income individuals or teenagers.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
BABY CARE BASICSThis three hour program provides expectant women and their coaches (husband, boyfriend, mother, friend, etc.) with infant care education. Topics include the handling, feeding, changing, bathing, and caring for the newborn. Discuss layette, equipment,furnishings, toys, safety, growth, development, health and illness.SuffolkBABY CARE BASICSCHILDBEARING FAMILY ALLIANCE, INC.
BREASTFEEDING A-ZThis three hour class is designed to prepare expectant parents for a successful breastfeeding experience. Breast care, pumping, factors affecting milk supply, strategies for managing breastfeeding and employment are discussed. Program booklet is available.SuffolkBREASTFEEDING A-ZCHILDBEARING FAMILY ALLIANCE, INC.
BREASTFEEDING CLASSOffers one, 2 1/2 hour class discussing the advantages of breast milk and provides practical information and strategies for successful breastfeeding. Maternal nutrition is also discussed. Also provides inpatients with individualized breastfeeding insturction given by the Nursing Staff and a Certified Lactation Consultant on the patient care unit.NassauBREASTFEEDING CLASSWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
BREASTFEEDING CLASSESProvides information for expectant mothers concerning breastfeeding. Discusses techniques, problems and continuing breastfeeding (after leaving the hospital). Classes are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-10pm. 1st Saturday of each month 9am-12pm. Please call for more information. PNassauBREASTFEEDING CLASSESMERCY MEDICAL CENTER
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUPProvides support and education for new mothers who are breast feeding.SuffolkBREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUPHUNTINGTON HOSPITAL
CARRIER SCREENING PROGRAMS FOR GENETIC DISEASESPromotes genetic screening through local affiliated hospitals and community screening projects. Genetic counselor for consultation and referral.CARRIER SCREENING PROGRAMS FOR GENETIC DISEASESNATIONAL TAY-SACHS AND ALLIED DISEASES ASSOCIATION/NEW YORK AREA CHAPTER
CHILDBIRTH CLASSESOffers six week session of classes for expectant parents. Meets Fridays 7pm-9pm. Covers prenatal and postnatal care.SuffolkPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTERPECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATIONProvides four, 2 hour classes held weekly. Classes give couples the opportunity to learn about the birthing experience and teaches pregnant women how to work effectively with their bodies through a combination of exercise, relaxation, breathing techniques, focal points and imagery. Call for dates and times.NassauCHILDBIRTH PREPARATIONWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSESOffers classes for parents expecting their first child or those who have never attended childbirth classes before. The six weekly sessions are taught by registered nurses certified by the Council of Childbirth Education specialists. Topics reviewed include: signs of labor, labor process, possible medications, anesthesia, newborn care, breathing and relaxation techniques, bottle/breastfeeding, and post-partum care. A tour of the maternity area and films on labor and delivery are also included. Classes run throughout the entire year.NassauCHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASSESMERCY MEDICAL CENTER
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION/LAMAZEOffers a five session course on topics including: phases and stages of labor, the role of the labor partner, relaxation, pushing and breathing techniques, analgesic/anesthesia options, cesarean birth and postpartum expectations. Offers refresher classes for women who have given birth more than two years earlier. Call for further information.NassauNORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL-MANHASSETNORTH SHORE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL-MANHASSET
HOME HEALTH CAREProvides in-home skilled nursing care rehabilitation therapies medical social workers home health aides intravenous therapy medical supplies/equipment laboratory services and pharmacy supplies. Also offers Mom and Me Care to new mothers and newborns. Home care is provided by nursing staff from the maternity department.NassauCATHOLIC HOME CARECATHOLIC HEALTH SERVICES OF LONG ISLAND
INFANT CAREProvides a 2 hour class for expectant parents with instruction and discussion on infant bathing, dressing, feeding and safety. Call for dates and times.NassauINFANT CAREWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
INFANT/CHILD CPRProvides infant and child CPR, obstructed airway safety instruction in one 3 hour session for parents, parents-to-be, grandparents and babysitters. Offered by an American Red Cross certified instructor.SuffolkINFANT/CHILD CPRCHILDBEARING FAMILY ALLIANCE, INC.
LAMAZE/CHILDBIRTH EDUCATIONProvides childbirth preparation education in small groups. Comfort measures for labor and birth includes coaching , relaxation, and breathing techniques. Anatomy and physiology, cesarean preparation, pain medications, hospital procedures and body mechanics are also included in the curriculum.SuffolkLAMAZE/CHILDBIRTH EDUCATIONCHILDBEARING FAMILY ALLIANCE, INC.
LAMAZE INSTRUCTIONOffers individual Lamaze Instruction by a Certified childbirth Educator to high-risk antepartum inpatients who can attend classes off the unit.NassauLAMAZE INSTRUCTIONWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
LAMAZE INTERNATIONALProvides information and referral for expectant parents and refers callers to Lamaze Certified Educators (LCCEs). Provides Childbirth Preparation Classes, Early Pregnancy Education, Breastfeeding Education and Lactation Consultation, Newborn Baby Care, Assisting at Births as a Doula/Birth Assistant, Infant and Toddler CPR and First Aid, Infant Massage and New Mother's Groups. Call for additional information.LAMAZE INTERNATIONALLAMAZE INTERNATIONAL
LONG ISLAND DIVISIONProvides professional, school and public health services and education to prevent infant mortality and birth defects. Also offers information and referral, grant proposal program, volunteer/community service activities, as well as fundraising and special daily events.NassauLONG ISLAND DIVISIONMARCH OF DIMES-NEW YORK STATE CHAPTER
MATERNITY SERVICESMaternity Center provides prenatal programs baby care and safety courses intensive care for premature newborns and those with health problems full range of prenatal testing classes in childbirth, Lamaze and breast feeding. The Center has its own entry and parking lot. An orientation for expectant parents is held every Saturday at 9am call for reservations as space is limited.SuffolkMATERNITY SERVICESSOUTHSIDE HOSPITAL
MOMMAS HOUSE-GLEN COVEProvides a residential program for mothers, age 18-24 of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and their babies. Offers a sheltered atmosphere and stable environment by which residents can be nurtured and encouraged to obtain education and training. Stresses responsibility, alleviates feelings of isolation, teaches parenting and child care skills and offers support. Strives to ensure employment and independent financial stability. Residents may remain for up to two years. Newsletter and agency brochure available. Maintains a Speakers Bureau which presents topics such as teen pregnancy and parenting.NassauMOMMAS HOUSE-GLEN COVEMOMMAS, INC.
MOMMAS HOUSE-HEMPSTEADProvides a residential program for mothers, age 18-24 of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and their babies. Offers a sheltered atmosphere and stable environment by which residents can be nurtured and encouraged to obtain education and training. Stresses responsibility, alleviates feelings of isolation, teaches parenting and child care skills and offers support. Strives to ensure employment and independent financial stability. Residents may remain for up to two years. Newsletter and agency brochure available. Maintains a Speakers Bureau which presents topics such as teen pregnancy and parenting.NassauMOMMAS HOUSE-HEMPSTEADMOMMAS, INC.
MOMMAS HOUSE-JERICHOProvides a residential program for mothers, age 18-24 of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and their babies. Offers a sheltered atmosphere and stable environment by which residents can be nurtured and encouraged to obtain education and training. Stresses responsibility, alleviates feelings of isolation, teaches parenting and child care skills and offers support. Strives to ensure employment and independent financial stability. Residents may remain for up to two years. Newsletter and agency brochure available. Maintains a Speakers Bureau which presents topics such as Teen Pregnancy and Parenting.NassauMOMMAS HOUSE-JERICHOMOMMAS, INC.
NEW LIFE CENTERThe New Life Center is the hospital's comprehensive maternal/child care unit with special resources for high risk, neonatal intensive care, parental/perinatal bereavement and counseling for families in crisis.NassauNEW LIFE CENTERWINTHROP UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
NEW MOTHER'S GROUPProvides a six week program for mothers and their new babies. Discussions include adjustment to parenthood, time management skills, infant crying and soothing, sleeping and feeding schedules, developmental play and safety. Program booklet is available.SuffolkNEW MOTHER'S GROUPCHILDBEARING FAMILY ALLIANCE, INC.
NEW MOTHERS' SUPPORT GROUPProvides a forum for new mothers to discuss issues related to motherhood and to build a support system of other new mothers. Call for more information.SuffolkNEW MOTHERS' SUPPORT GROUPGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
NEW MOTHER'S SUPPORT NETWORKOffers pregnant women low or no cost pre-natal programs covering newborn-infant care, breast feeding, CPR/Tot-saver, pre-natal exercise and Lamaze training. Participants in the Lamaze class have the opportunity, at no charge, for a one time visit by a registered nurse to assist in newborn care.SuffolkNEW MOTHER'S SUPPORT NETWORKSUFFOLK Y-JCC
OBSTETRICS/NEONATAL SERVICESProvides obstetrical and neonatal medical services. Also offers expectant parents an array of pre- and post-natal classes including the following: early pregnancy class, First Time Around prepared childbirth, Lamaze Course breast feeding course labor refresher Lamaze course Big Brothers/Big Sisters Class Grandparents Class New Mother's Support Group Infant Massage Classes and Caring for Your Baby Class.SuffolkOBSTETRICS/NEONATAL SERVICESGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
PERINATAL SERVICES NETWORKProvides information and referral services for pregnant and parenting women of Nassau County. The Network links women and their families to essential health and human services such as Prenatal Care and Day Care, regardless of citizenship or lack of insurance.NassauPERINATAL SERVICES NETWORKNASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH-DIVISION OF COMMUNITY AND MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH SERVICES
PREGNANCY BASICSThis free one and a half hour program is recommended for expectant parents from as early in pregnancy as 12 weeks. Helps expectant parents best understand their pregnancy and how to handle changes, both emotional and physical. Develops confidence in ones ever-changing body and helps one become more organized and prepared. Hours vary. Call for schedule.SuffolkPREGNANCY BASICSCHILDBEARING FAMILY ALLIANCE, INC.
PRENATAL CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMProvides covered visits to the doctor, lab tests, vitamins, ultrasound tests, hospital care and delivery, patient care for six weeks after delivery, and baby care for a year following birth at no cost for those who qualify. Eligibility for PCAP is determined according to income.NassauPRENATAL CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMNASSAU UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
SIBLING CLASSTeaches children 3 years of age and older how to welcome a new baby to the family. Offered through Family Education Program. Call for schedule and fees.SuffolkSIBLING CLASSST. CHARLES HOSPITAL
WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S OUTPATIENT CLINICProvides a full service outpatient obstetrical and pediatric service. Offers services and counseling for mothers, teens and children. Services include: Prenatal Care, Routine Prenatal Care, High Risk Pregnancy Care, Nutritional Guidance, Medicaid/PCAP Certification, Social Services, WIC and FAN Referrals, HIV Counseling and Testing, Perinatal Consultation, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Screening, Gynecology, Routine Exams, Post Partum Follow Up, Endometrical Biopsies, Follow-up Care from the Emergency Department, Referrals for Mammography and Gynecology Oncology, Pediatric Services, Immunizations, General Health Physicals, Sick Visists, Hearing and Vision Screenings, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Evaluation, Ongoing Cardiac Follow-up, Pediatric Asthma/Allergy, Allergy Testing, Pulmonary Function Testing, Nebulization and Patient Education, Neonatal High Risk, Infant Follow-up Care, Social Service Referrals, Synagis Immunizations, and Prophylactic Immunization for infants at risk for RSV. Call for more information.NassauWOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S OUTPATIENT CLINICMERCY MEDICAL CENTER
WOMEN'S SERVICESProvides breast screenings, breast self examination classes, OB/GYN services, perinatal education, Mom and Me Care program and the Birthplace Maternity Center.SuffolkWOMEN'S SERVICESGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER

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