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New! ‘Baby and Me—The Basics’ Class Offered

Veterans Memorial Hospital, together with Helping Services of NE Iowa, will begin offering the ‘Baby and Me—The Basics’ class on Tuesday evening, July 11, from 5-8:00 p.m. in the hospital’s Large Conference Room.

Helping Services’ Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians, Barb Fjelstul & Rachel Weber, will teach the basics of teaching how to correctly secure children in their car seat and getting the seat secured in the vehicle.  Barb Fjelstul, also a breast-feeding educator, will guide participants through the challenges & rewards of breast-feeding and provide techniques to ensure baby is getting the most benefit from nursing.

Rachel Stone, RN, is a labor and delivery nurse and will give expecting mothers education on breathing techniques and coping with pain during labor.

Cheryl Livingston, EMT-Paramedic and SIDS Educator will provide parents with hands on infant CPR training.  She will also educate parents on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), risk factors associated with SIDS and how to provide a safe sleeping environment for infants.

The cost of the ‘Baby and Me-The Basics’ class is $40 payable at the hospital the day of the class.  Registration is available on-line at