For any mother interested in learning more on how to care for herself and her baby, there’s a helpful educational series available online this fall. Riverwood Healthcare Center will host a 7-week education series called “Mommy & Me”. Presenters are Riverwood health care providers who have unique knowledge and expertise to share on the various topics.
All classes will be held Thursdays, 12:00 to 12:30 pm. To register for one or more classes, go to the Zoom link for each class. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the class meeting.
For questions on the series, contact Amanda Bostrom, firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-927-5580.
Week 1 – October 1: Healthy Nutrition after Pregnancy
Presenter: Megan Perpich, Registered Dietitian
Healthy nutrition for moms, how to make time for healthy eating with a new baby.
Week 2 – October 8: Joys & Challenges of Being a New Mom
Presenter: Megan Workman, Certified Nurse Midwife
A life experience like no other, being a mom presents its own set of precious moments and challenges at the same time.
Week 3 – October 15: Talking Tots: Your Child’s Speech, Language & Social Development
Presenter: Amanda Bostrom, Speech & Language Pathologist
Speech/language development for infants and toddlers, strategies to promote communication.
Week 4 – October 22: Infant Sleep: How to Stay Safe & Sane
Presenter: Dr. Tony Blankers, Family Physician
Infant sleep – normal patterns, bedtime routine, what to do when issues arise and more.
Week 5 – October 29: Infant Development & Introducing Solids
Presenter: Amanda Genz, Occupational Therapist
Developmental milestones, importance of tummy time, and introducing solids.
Week 6 – November 5: Postpartum Pelvic Floor: Rehabilitating your Pelvic Muscles & Common Concerns
Presenter: Jess Johnson, Physical Therapist
Normal vs. not normal symptoms in your pelvic floor following delivery, how to exercise your pelvic muscles and core for optimal pelvic floor function and to reduce risk for urinary incontinence.
Week 7 – November 12: Feeding Your Baby
Presenter: Donna Corey, RN/Obstetrics, Prenatal Class Instructor
Everything you need to know about breastfeeding, bottle feeding and lactation issues.