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Community Health Education

**News About Our Programming**

Dear Community Health Education Program Participant,

It is with true regret we share with you that we'll be closing St. Joseph Hospital's Community Health Education (CHE) Program on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. This was a very difficult decision. We are incredibly proud of the enrichment our education program has brought to the lives of many community members like you.

Please read our full letter to the Community Health Education community as well as find this list of local educational resources. Thank you for your support over the years as well as your understanding during this transitional period.

The Maternal-Child Health Team is happy to continue our long-standing education programs for our community.

Childbirth Education/Parenthood: Preparing and Beyond:
This is an online education program that prepares you for your upcoming labor and birth, as well as reviews some newborn care basics, combined with an in person education and support session.  Please be aware that the online portion should be completed before attending the in person class so that you receive the most benefit from your session.

The upcoming in person education and support session dates are (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon):

  • September 14th
  • October 26th
  • December 7th

Cost: $150

Please call (603) 595-3162 for more information and/or to register for this program.

Tour Night
Please join us for one of our monthly tours to see our unit and hear about our OB/GYN services and classes.

The upcoming tour dates are (6:00 to 7:00 p.m.):

  • September 9th
  • October 9th
  • November 4th
  • December 2nd

Cost: $10

Please call (603) 595-3162 for more information and/or to register for this program.

Child Passenger Safety Program (car seat fittings/checks)
Our certified technicians will help you install/check your child's car seat in your vehicle and will provide education on car seat safety. 

Sessions (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: 30 minute appointments) held on the first Wednesday of every month.  Individual appointments at alternative times may be arranged if needed.

Cost: Donations Accepted

Please call (603) 595-3055 or (603) 595-3162 for more information/to schedule an appointment.

Breastfeeding Support:
Please contact our IBCLC certified lactation consultant for individual breastfeeding support, education and/or needs. Call (603) 882-3000 ext. 66047 for more information.

Prenatal Yoga - open to all stages of pregnancy: Pregnancy is a beautiful time to begin or reignite a yoga practice. Labor and delivery is a full body workout. Strengthen and condition your body in preparation for chilbrith through sitting, standing and balancing postures - all safe for any trimester. Our practice begins with a time of sharing with other moms and ends with a final relaxation bonding with your baby to be. Appropriate for new moms just easing back into their practice. All levels welcome. Preregistration is required. For more information, dates, and time or to register -  Register here. This class is offered by Banyan Tree Yoga.

Mommy & Me Yoga - open to 6 weeks through crawling (pre walking. Reclaim your body, develop strength and flexibility and learn calming rechniques for both you and your baby to wase the transition at home. Enjoy the benefits of group socialization, bonding and the positive energy created by our welcoming space. This class is designed for caregivers and babies age 6-weeks through crawling. All levels welcome. 4-week sessions ar just $50. For more information, dates, and time or to register - Register here. This class is offered by Banyan Tree Yoga.