Classes & Exhibits

Woman’s answers all your big questions about babies.

Plan Ahead for Baby Grand! 

Nov. 1, 2014 Schedule (PDF)

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.
  

Meet the Pediatricians: Take advantage of this opportunity to meet and interview several pediatricians before choosing the one who is right for your family.

Mom and Baby Small Group Training: Small group training with your baby is a great way to get back into shape without the hassle of finding childcare. You will get a full body workout plus bonding time with your child. A certified fitness specialist from Woman's Center for Wellness will lead the demonstration.

Tours: See firsthand why Woman's is the "Birthplace of Baton Rouge." Tours will run every 30 minutes beginning at 8:30 AM in the Labor and Delivery waiting area on the second floor. The final tour will begin at 1:00 PM. Hospital tours are conducted by nurses from Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby.

Classes offered include:

Natural Labor

We want you to choose how you experience labor. Join us to learn more about natural childbirth options available at Woman’s.

Just for Dads

Get the dad's perspective on parenting at this all-male practice session with real dads and their babies, including diaper and clothes changing, holding, burping and more.

Breastfeeding

Learn and discuss the benefits of breastfeeding with a nurse who specializes in lactation consulting. You'll review positioning and proper latch-on, receive suggestions for success and address common concerns about breastfeeding.

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.

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.

Baby's Building Blocks

When should your baby begin crawling? What about babbling? Our certified physical, speech and occupational therapists will discuss developmental milestones (motor, language, feeding, medical and dietary) for your baby's first year as well as infant massage and nutrition tips.

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 help you decide when and where to take your child to the dentist for the first time. Early treatment prevents problems affecting a child's health, well-being, self-image and overall achievement.

Bringing Baby Home

Learn what to expect when you bring your newborn home. Discover what is normal and what is not in your baby's ever-changing care. This class will cover common newborn conditions, rashes, normal bowel movements and umbilical cord care.

When Baby is Sick

When should you call the doctor? What are causes for concern? We'll talk about what to do when your baby is sick, including appropriate care for the first three years, and learn how to get the most from your visits to the pediatrician.

Nutrition and Fitness

This presentation will guide you through a healthy pregnancy and balanced postpartum nutrition. Help improve energy level, attitude and self-image with pregnancy exercises to prepare your body for the changes of pregnancy, labor, delivery and motherhood.