BABIES
Bundles for Baby

Provide presentations from the Personal Financial Management Program, Family Advocacy Outreach, New Parent Support Program, and the Health and Wellness Center that offer pertinent information to new and expecting parents. All Active Duty Air Force personnel stationed at or living on Andrews or serviced by the Andrews MPF are eligible to attend if at least 7 months pregnant or baby is no older than 2 months.

Topics include budgeting and saving for a new baby, how to soothe a crying baby, Shaken Baby Syndrome, childcare, car seat safety and the importance of good health and nutrition for mother and baby. The program emphasizes the importance of budgeting the family income, staying out of debt, starting an emergency and/or savings account, parenting skills, child safety and proper nutrition.

Participants also receive a "baby bundle." The bundle contains infant clothes, blankets and basic needs. To find out more or to register for the next class, call the Military & Family Support Center at 301-981-7087.


New Parent Support Program (NPSP)

NPSP is a home-based program to provide military families with the skills needed for a happy and healthy childrearing experience. Families are primarily seen in their home. The program is for individuals adopting, single or married. The family will receive visits from a Registered Nurse and/or Social Worker who will help with maternal, prenatal, breastfeeding, postpartum and parenting issues. The NPSP Team can also provide education in the home on newborn, infant, toddler, child behavior, childcare, growth and development and more. Support can be provided for other family, health-related or stress problems. Appointments are scheduled to accommodate AD and employed moms and/or dads. Call 240-857-7501/9680 for more information.


Dads 101

A class for soon-to-be dads that meets the last Tuesday of every month from 8 :30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Call 240-857-7501/9680 for more information.


Women Health's Clinic

Telephone the Women's Health Clinic at 240-857-2979 or Family Practice Clinic at 240-857-2986 to schedule day, time and location of all classes as they vary and are subject to change. NO CHILDREN ARE ALLOWED AT CLASSES.

OB Orientation:
This class is held for all new pregnant women/couples. It includes policies and services of the OB and Family Practice clinics. Representatives from the Dental Clinic, Physical Therapy Department, Nutrition Clinic, New Parent Support Program and Airman and Family Readiness Center also speak to patients about what to expect during pregnancy. The OB record is initiated, initial labs are ordered, 1st OB appointment is booked and prescriptions for prenatal vitamins are given. This class is held twice a month from 7:30 a.m. to noon.

Seven Month Orientation: This class is held for 28-week and greater pregnant women/couples. It includes an overview of the labor and delivery experience. Hospital preadmission for mother and infant are accomplished as well as the birth registration worksheet is given. This class is held once a month from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
 
Maternal-Child Unit Tour: This class includes a walking tour of the Maternal Child Unit (Antepartum Unit, Labor and Delivery, Nursery and Mother-Baby Unit).

Breast Feeding Class: Expectant mothers/couples who are considering breastfeeding and those who are currently breastfeeding are encouraged to take this class. It includes advantages of breastfeeding, feeding positions, keys to breastfeeding success and overcoming breastfeeding problems. This class is held on the third Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding for Working Moms: This class is for moms who are breastfeeding and returning to work. It focuses on pumping and storage of milk before returning to work. This class is offered once a month.

Sibling Class: This class helps prepare 4-12 year old siblings for the upcoming event and the changes they might experience. Classes are held every other month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Infant Care and CPR Class: This class teaches how to bathe and feed babies.. Topics for discussion include immunization schedule for the first year, safety tips, growth and development of babies. Information about proper techniques for infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation, chocking rescue techniques and safety tips are also discussed. Classes are held on a Saturday every other month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Prepared Childbirth Class: Women/couples who are 32 to 38 weeks pregnant attend this class. It includes an overview of changes in late pregnancy, relaxation and breathing techniques. A tour of the Women's Health Unit is also included. The class time varies from four 2 hour classes to an 8 hour session held on Saturday. Please call clinic for specific day, time and location. ONLY patients who will be delivering at MGMC are eligible.