Born to Breastfeed with “Breastfeeding Essentials”
Breast milk contains antibodies that help protect your newborn. By breastfeeding, it decreases your risk for breast and cervical cancer. When you breastfeed, not only are bonding hormones released, but you also burn and average of 500 calories a day. Interested in learning more about breastfeeding and the benefits of breast milk? Sign up for this free class and network with other moms. This class is open to all pregnant and breastfeeding moms.
Classes are 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on the following days:
- Friday, April 13, 2018
Content for each class is the same. Continued support is provided after classes. Receive a free breastfeeding gift for attending.
Location: Grace Health OB/GYN, lower level
To RSVP or ask questions, call (269) 441-3467
Teen Pregnancy Life Skills Program
This program is for women 15 – 19 years of age who are either pregnant or have delivered their baby. It contains a total of 6 sessions covering topics such as personal values, interview skills, coping skills, and finance and grocery planning. The Teen Pregnancy Life Skills Program open to all pregnant women in the community or those who recently delivered and are 15 – 19 years of age. You may bring your support person with you to the class. There is no fee to attend and free transportation is available if needed.
Classes are 3:30 – 4:30 pm on the following days:
- Tuesday, April 17, 2018
- Tuesday, May 1, 2018
- Tuesday, May 15, 2018
- Tuesday, May 29, 2018
- Tuesday, June 12, 2018
- Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Location: Grace Health OB/GYN, lower level
To RSVP or to ask questions, contact Cheryl at (269) 441-3467
Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety is a feeling that something “bad might happen. It can be a feeling or a physical problem. Anxiety can come from nowhere without warning. The reason for anxiety can be very hard to understand.
Common signs of anxiety include: worrying all day long without a good reason; panic attacks that feel like a heart attack or make it so you can’t catch your breath; fears about people, places, things or crowds of people; doing things over and over that you just can’t seem to stop.
Depression can make it harder for a person to get through a normal day. Signs of depression can range from mild to very serious. Depression can last a lifetime.
Common signs of depression include: low interest or no pleasure in things that use to be fun; weight loss or gain; lack of hunger; problems with sleep; feeling worthless or guilty; thoughts of death; problems with making decisions; unable to focus.
Grace Health provides group therapy to help you if you are experiencing anxiety and/or depression. If you have question or would like to sign up for the class call 269-441-1960 .
Anxiety and Trauma
Anxiety is the most common behavioral health issue treated in America. It can affect both men and women alike. Anxiety is much more than just feeling “nervous” or “jittery”. With anxiety, there is a strong feeling that something very bad is going to happen. The feeling of anxiety can happen throughout your body, making it hard to catch your breath. It can speed up your heart rate, make you feel sweaty, dizzy or light-headed.
Grace Health’s group therapy classes for anxiety, can help you. There are two classes – one or women and one or men. Classes meet every Wednesday. The women’s class is 10:00 – 11:30 am and the men’s class is 2:00 – 3:30 pm.
If you have questions or would like to sign up for the class, call 269-441-1960.
Chronic Pain PATH Workshop
This workshop provides information plus teaches practical skills on how to manage chronic pain. You will be learn skills to coordinate all of the elements needed to manage your health and keep you active. There will be a total of six, 2-1/2 hour workshops. Each workshop will be facilitated by two, certified leaders from Integrated Health Partners. A light snack will be provided midway through the workshop. Family members and caregivers are welcome to join. You do not need to be a Grace Health patient to attend the workshop. Since a total of 10 participants are needed for this class, a date will be determined once we have enough people registered. Call (269) 789-7143 to register for this workshop.
Location: Grace Health, 181 West Emmett Street, Battle Creek, MI
Please RSVP to (269) 789-7143