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Baby Grand Class Schedule and Descriptions
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 7:30 AM-1:00 PM
The little things can add up to big questions about babies. At Baby Grand, you’ll get some great answers to those big questions. Join healthcare professionals and parenting experts as they share their knowledge at our biggest and best baby fair ever. Explore exhibits or enter a class to learn some of the newest ideas in baby care and parent care.

Classes at Baby Grand are free and do not require registration.

Class schedule will be updated closer to event date.

May 3, 2014

Conference Rooms 1-3

Conference Rooms 4-5

Labor & Delivery
Waiting area on the second floor

8:00 AM-
8:45 AM
Natural Labor Baby's Building Blocks
Tours every 30 minutes,
First tour at 8:30 AM
Final tour at 1:00 PM

Hospital Tours
conducted by nurses from
Labor & Delivery &
Mother/Baby units
9:00 AM-
9:45 AM
Bringing Baby Home When Your Baby Is Sick
10:00 AM-
10:45 AM
Babies and Pets
Just for Dads
11:00 AM-
11:45 AM
When Your Baby Is Sick Nutrition and Fitness
12:45 PM

Let's Talk Teeth

1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
 Car Seat Safety Bringing Baby Home

Natural Labor
Now more than ever, mothers can choose how they experience labor. Join us to learn more about natural birthing options available at Woman’s.
Esther Morgan, RN, Lori Marcotte, RN and Kaitlyn Greenleaf, RN, Obstetrical Services, Woman’s

Just for Dads
Rightly so, much of the early focus surrounding the birth of a new baby is on mom. But we know dad is important, too. Get the dad’s perspective on parenting at Just for Dads, an all-male practice session with real dads and their babies, including diaper and clothes changing, holding, burping and more.
Stephen Sanches, MD, Pediatrician, The Pediatric Clinic,  Experienced Dad

A nurse who specializes in lactation consulting will discuss the benefits of breastfeeding, review positioning and proper latch-on, offer suggestions for success and address common concerns about the breastfeeding process.
Nicole Fox, RNC, IBCLC, NICU Lactation Consultant, Woman's

Babies and Pets
Taking a new baby home means an adjustment for every member of the family – mom, dad and sometimes even the family pet. Join us to learn how to care for and help your pet adjust to life with a new baby. For those who don’t already have one, we offer tips on what to look for when selecting a family pet.
Stephen Lee, DVM, Sherwood South Animal Hospital and Patrick Ransom, Canine Training and Behavior Specialist, Camp Bow Wow

Car Seat Safety
Attend this class to be eligible to win a special door prize.
Car seats save lives and prevent injuries, but only when they are used correctly and consistently. Learn how to protect your precious cargo beginning with the first ride home from the hospital.
Lexlee Overton, CPST, Attorney At Law and Crystal Pichon, Lexlee's Kids Regional Coordinator for the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force

Baby’s Building Blocks
When should your baby begin crawling? What about babbling? Certified physical, speech and occupational therapists will discuss your baby’s first year developmental milestones (motor, language, feeding, medical and dietary) as well as infant massage and nutrition tips.
Stephanie Hoffman, MOT/LOTR, Occupational Therapist, Woman’s
Allison Yates, MCD/CCC-SLP, Speech Therapist, Woman’s
Carla Lambert, MA, CCC-A, Audiologist, Woman’s

Let’s Talk Teeth
Pregnancy can cause hormonal changes that can increase your risk for developing gingivitis, periodontitis, and dental decay. Join us to learn how to properly care for your teeth and gums during pregnancy. This class will also discuss the proper age in which your child should seek dental care and how to establish a dental home for your child. Early treatment prevents problems affecting a child’s health, well-being, self-image and overall achievement.
Jeff Ellard, DDS, Children’s Dental Care

Bringing Baby Home
Learn what to expect about a newborn’s ever-changing care. Discover what is normal and what is not. This class will cover common newborn conditions, rashes, normal bowel movements and umbilical cord care.
Brannon Perilloux, MD, Pediatrician, Associates in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Muri Rao, MD, Pediatrician, Southeast Pediatrics

When Your Baby is Sick
Learn what to do when your baby is sick. When should you call the doctor? What are causes for concern? Appropriate care for the first three years will be discussed. Additionally, learn how to get the most from your visits to the pediatrician.
Susan Bankston, MD, Pediatrician, Baton Rouge Clinic
Sarah Wilks, MD, Pediatrician, St. Elizabeth Physicians

Nutrition and Fitness
What – and how much – to eat is a burning question as a new mom takes on the responsibility of caring for both herself and her growing baby. This presentation will guide you through a healthy pregnancy and balanced postpartum nutrition. Learn about the Expecting Success research collaboration between Pennington Biomedical and Woman’s to help manage weight gain during pregnancy. Also, learn pregnancy exercises to prepare your body for the changes of pregnancy, labor and delivery and motherhood. Help improve energy level, attitude and self image.
Melissa Martin, RD, LDN, Nutrition Coordinator, Woman’s
Jamie Semien, Certified Personal Trainer, Woman's
Karen Elkind-Hirsch, MSc., Ph.D., HCLD, Scientific Director, Woman's