Learn the how-to’s of breastfeeding with a board-certified Baptist Health Lexington lactation consultants. Getting started, tips for success, preventing and treating breastfeeding problems, and how to successfully combine work and breastfeeding will be covered. Learn how others can help you to make this a positive experience. The class is free and will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 from 4 until 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 6 until 8 p.m. The class will be held in the Education Center at Baptist Health Lexington in the lower level of Building E (1720). To register, go to www.baptisthealth.com/lexington or for more information, call 859.260.6357.
Monday, Dec, 5
The Little Fingers, Little Toes class at Baptist Health Lexington, which will be held Monday, Dec. 5 from 6:15 until 8:45 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 15 from 6:15 until 8:45 p.m., is designed to expectant parents and adoptive parents interested in preventing unnecessary anxiety by practicing important skills before baby arrives. Learn safe methods of holding, comforting, diapering and bathing your newborn. A pediatrician will be available during a portion of class to discuss newborn characteristics and answer your questions. Please bring a baby doll or teddy bear that is large enough to diaper. Class is free. Registration not required. The class meets in the Baptist Health Lexington Education Center, located on the lower level of Building E. For more information, call 859.260.6357.
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Answers to all the questions about pregnancy and labor as well as general information about visitation, labor progression, options for delivery, postpartum care, and policies and procedures are available at Baptist Health Lexington’s Great Expectations class Tuesday, Dec, 6 from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2 until 5 p.m. Mom and partner are encouraged to attend and the class is free. Class meets in the auditorium of the Baptist Health Lexington Education Center, located on the lower level of Building E. To register, go to www.baptisthealth.com/lexington or for more information, call 859.260.6357.
Baptist Health Lexington will host its Perinatal Bereavement Candlelight Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 1070 Lane Allen Drive. This annual event is for families who have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death. The service is open to anyone who has experienced a perinatal loss regardless of gestation or when the loss occurred. Guests are asked to arrive between 6:15-6:45 p.m. for registration and ornament preparation. The service will include a candle-lighting ceremony and a slide presentation. Childcare will be available, and light refreshments will be served after the service. Those who wish to participate in the event are asked to RSVP at 859.260.6904 and mention the number of children and their ages if childcare is needed.
Friday, Dec. 9
The Alzheimer’s Association Early Stage Social Engagement Group will meet Friday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association office at 2808 Palumbo Drive. The group is designed to provide education, emotional, and social support for people in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia through regularly scheduled outings, meetings and activities. This group helps participants connect with other people with dementia and tries to help them maintain their personal and emotional health. To register for this program, call 859-266-5283 x8177. Registration is required. Participants must be prescreened for this group.
Sunday, Dec. 11
Baptist Health Lexington will host a pediatric CPR class Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2 until 5 p.m. The class meets in the Baptist Health Lexington Education Center, located on the lower level of Building E. To register, go to www.baptisthealth.com/lexington or for more information, call 859.260.6357.
Friday, Dec. 16
The workshop “Shedding The Mask on Disabilities” will be held Friday, Dec. 16 at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, starting at 6 p.m. Join the organizers for a special evening with Chef Ranada West-Riley. 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Arc of Central Kentucky to support individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. This fund-raiser will include food, music, cash bar, silent auction, and exciting masquerade dance. For more information or tickets, go to www.lexingtonlyric.tix.com or call 859.280.2218
Monday, Dec. 19
St. Joseph East Hospital will host a weight-loss seminar Dec. 19, starting at 3 p.m. Weight loss surgery can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce joint pain, help control blood sugar, and give people a chance to live the life they’ve always wanted. Join St. Joseph East for a free seminar to see if it’s right for you. For more information or to register, visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org/weightloss or call 859.967.5520.
This article also appears on pages 14 of the December 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. For more Hamburg area news, subscribe to the Hamburg Journal weekly digital newsletter.