Piedmont Fayette Maternity Center offers classes for expecting parents

Wed, 02/07/2007 - 5:00pm
By: The Citizen

Parents and expectant parents are invited to attend several informative classes offered by the new Maternity Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital (PFH). Community members are invited to take part in the following classes:

• Moms in Motion - “Moms in Motion” is a fitness program designed to prepare women for the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy and postpartum. The class combines low impact aerobics, toning exercises, relaxation and breathing techniques and appropriate warm-ups/cool-downs perfect for both pregnant and postpartum women. The program provides not only a safe and effective exercise regime, but also provides valuable information on pregnancy, postpartum and child safety. Participants may register for this on-going program at any time during or after pregnancy. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. in Suite 200 of the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fitness Center at 1250 Hwy 54 West. Space is limited. The classes are free to fitness center members, $25 per month for non-members. Written approval from your physician is required. To register or for more information, call 770-719-7290.

• Food Safety for Moms-to-Be - The food safety program informs new mothers and mothers-to-be how safe food selection, storage, preparation and cleanliness can reduce the opportunity for foodbourne illness to occur. The class will be held Monday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. To register, call Link2Health toll-free at 1-866-900-4321. For more information, call 770-719-6305.

• Maternity Center Tours - The Maternity Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital (PFH) welcomes expectant mothers and their families to take a tour of its new facility on Monday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. The tour will provide information on the hospital's approach to maternity care and how physicians and staff help new mothers and their babies before and after delivery. To schedule a tour, please call Link2Health at 1-866-900-4321.

For more information on the Maternity Center at PFH, visit www.fayettehospital.org.

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