Nurse Camp 2013.
The 9th annual Nurse Camp is scheduled for June 25-28, 2013 where 30 local high school students will come together at NorthBay Healthcare facilities to experience the world of Nursing. This program is meant to help student learn about nursing and decide if it is the career they want to pursue. All Solano County high school students are welcome to apply. To apply they must complete an application form along with a letter of recommendation and a paragraph, not to exceed 100 words, on “Why you want to Attend Nurse Camp”. Details can be found in the brochure. All applications must be received or postmarked on or before May 1, 2013 to be considered. Video and photos from previous years can be viewed on Facebook under the NorthBay Healthcare page.
Health Education Classes:
The Art of Breastfeeding • Learn the “how to’s” of breastfeeding. This class addresses the health benefits for mom and baby, the role of the father, the working mom and more. Cost: $15. Call (707) 646-4277. Brothers & Sisters To Be • Prepare children ages 3–9 for the arrival of a new baby. Cost: $10 per family. Call (707) 646-4277. C-Section Preparation • Individual counseling available to women delivering at NorthBay Medical Center who may require a C-section. Cost: Free. Call (707) 646-4277. Labor of Love • A six-week prepared childbirth class for moms and dads or coaches; register in fourth month of pregnancy or earlier. Cost: $75. Call (707) 646-4277. Labor of Love in Review • One-session childbirth refresher course for moms and labor partners. Pre-requisite: previous attendance in a prepared childbirth education course. Cost: $20. Call (707) 646-4277. Prenatal Care • Expectant mothers learn important information about pregnancy. Topics include nutrition, exercise, fetal growth and development, “pregnancy do’s and don’ts,” and much more. It is recommended this class be taken as early in pregnancy as possible. Cost: $10. Call (707) 646-4277. Newborn Care • Expectant parents are instructed on daily care, nutrition, safety and development for the first few months of life. One-session course. Cost: $15. Call (707) 646-4277. Maternity Orientation and Tour • A tour of the NorthBay Medical Center’s maternity unit. Information about hospital registration, birth certificates, and available birthing options provided. Cost: Free. Call (707) 646-4277. Siblings’ Birthing Preparation•Parents who are considering having children present during delivery can have one-on-one counseling. Cost: Free. Call (707) 646-4277. Breastfeeding Support Group •A postpartum support group for moms meets every Tuesday, 12:30 to 2 p.m., in Fairfield. Cost: Free. Call (707) 646-5024. Help with Child Care• Are you looking for child care or help paying for it? Are you a child care provider in need of support? Call Solano Family & Children’s Services at (707) 863-3950. Caregivers’ Support Group•For anyone involved in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a dementia-related illness. Meets second Wednesday of month, 7 pm to 9 pm at the Adult Day Center. Cost: Free. Call (707) 624-7971. SAND (Support After Neonatal Death) • Friendship and understanding for parents experiencing grief for the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Cost: Free. Call (707) 646-5433. Grief and Bereavement Support Groups Two adult support groups meet on a weekly basis in Fairfield. Cost: Free. Call (707) 646-3517. Teen & Children’s Bereavement Support Groups NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement offers free bereavement support groups for teens, age 13 through 17, and children age 6 through 12 on an as-needed basis. Cost: Free. For a schedule and more information, call (707) 646-3575. PEACE (Parent Education and Custody Effectiveness) • Create an effective parenting relationship between divorcing and separating parents. Endorsed by judicial and parenting advocates. Two 3-hour sessions on Saturdays. Cost: $25. Call (707) 421-4155. Look Good, Feel Better • A program to help women currently undergoing cancer treatment cope with appearance-related side effects of treatment. To register, call the American Cancer Society, (800) 227-2345. Cost: Free. Labor of Love —One Day Class • A one-day prepared childbirth class for moms and dads or coaches. Will be held on Saturdays. Cost: $75 Call (707) 646-4277. Pulmonary Education Series • A three-session course that meets on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield. A new course begins each month. Cost: Free. Call (707) 646-5072 to enroll.Kick the Butts • Stop smoking classes help adult smokers as well as smokeless users. Cost: Free. To register, call the Solano County Health Promotion and Education Bureau at (707) 784-8900 or (800) 287-7357. Laugh Out Loud • A class on urinary incontinence. Do you control your bladder or does your bladder control you? Learn the latest treatment options, including pelvic floor exercises. Cost: Free. For class dates and to reserve your seat, call: (707) 646-4267
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