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Baby Basics

Baby Basics is a class for expectant parents to learn the basics of taking care of a newborn baby.  It is led by our Nurse Practitioner Jillian Grant, APRN who has 2 young daughters herself.  Jillian makes the class enjoyable and easy to understand by using both her personal and clinical expertise.  Some topics to be discussed include:

  • Infant Feeding
  • Infant Sleeping
  • Bathing and Skin Care
  • Nutrition
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Preparing Siblings
  • Home Safety
  • and more

We hope the information you receive at our class will help to alleviate some of the stress and anxiety you may be feeling as an expectant parent.

Comments:

  • “Jillian explained things in such a knowledgeable way that both my husband and I could understand.  Her topics were right on point.  She had the knowledge combined with experience that made her talks so good.  My questions were answered well.  I would definitely recommend this class to someone else.”
  • “Jillian was clearly knowledgeable about current research on topics discussed.  She also incorporated wisdom from her own parenting experience which was helpful.”
  • “All topics discussed were beneficial and exactly what the moms were looking to learn about.”
  • Jillian did an excellent job in explaining all topics in an easy to understand way for everyone.”

Cost:

The class is FREE of charge

Future Class Dates:

This class is offered EVERY month, however we do alternate hosting the class between our Stratford office  and Fairfield Center Office  to make it convenient for as many first time parents as possible.

  • More dates coming soon

Registration:

If you are interested in attending, please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. How did you learn about the class?
  2. When is your due date?
  3. Who is your OB/GYN?
  4. Is this your first child?
  5. What town do you live in?
  6. Will anyone be joining you for the class?

Next Class is on:

 The Baby Basics class scheduled on November 16th is completely full so registration is CLOSED.  Any inquiries sent will be added to our Wait List and you will be notified if space becomes available.

 

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class

Lactation classes are taught by Certified Lactation Consult, Catherine Micinilio, APRN, IBCLC.  This class is designed to provide parents with an understanding of the advantages and benefits of breastfeeding.  It teaches the basic mechanisms of breastfeeding pertaining to latch, milk supply and pumping. You will learn how to breastfeed:

  • frequency of feed
  • duration of feed
  • feeding dues
  • feeding log
  • weight gain
  • maintaining an adequate milk supply

This class will not answer every question.  You will learn to breastfeed, just as you learn to parent, a little at a time.  We are here for you each step of the way.

Comments:

  • Thank you so much for a great course last night.  Cathy was a great teacher and explained everything in a way we could understand.  She was very knowledgeable and knew lots beyond just prenatal breastfeeding.  All our questions were answered and I would highly recommend this class to other future moms.”
  • Me and my husband both thoroughly enjoyed the class!!!  She was amazing.”
  • “I would absolutely recommend this class to others.  Catherine was very helpful and informative.  She gave real life experiences and also explained the literature provided in the class.  It definitely helped that she had a sense of humor.  I think this made the class more enjoyable and helped eased us about the idea of breastfeeding.  Trying not to be stressed and relax more was something she empathized.  It was nice to hear her speak so positively, especially when you are pregnant and you feel like everyone who has reared a child knows everything and wants to tell you how to do it the right way.  I feel like Catherine explained the class in a great way.  Not too much pressure to breastfeed or bottle feed…whichever works best for you and the baby.  She really helped me feel more relaxed and able to understand more about breastfeeding.”
  • Catherine was very knowledgeable.  She was confident in her knowledge with breastfeeding and gave great advice as well.”

Cost:

Class is FREE of charge

Future Class Dates:

This class is offered EVERY month, however we do alternate hosting the class between our Stratford office and Fairfield Center Office to make it convenient for as many first time parents as possible.

  • December 5th in our Fairfield office

 

Registration:

If interested in attending, please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. How did you learn about the class?
  2. When is your due date?
  3. Who is your OB/GYN?
  4. Is this your first child?
  5. What town do you live in?
  6. Will anyone be joining you for the class?

Next class is on:

 

 

Mommy, Daddy and Me Networking Group

In support of our commitment to the well-being of all our patients and families we created the Mommy, Daddy & Me Networking Group for new moms, dads and their babies (birth to 6 months).

This is an informal hour of Q & A and age appropriate topics hosted by two of our Nurse Practitioners, Jillian Grant, APRN and Amanda Coppola, APRN. It is an opportunity to meet other new parents and their babies at the same stage of life to compare notes, share laughter and experiences.  Both Jillian and Amanda will address a variety of topics in a safe, nonjudgmental environment, bringing their compassion, humor, personal and clinical expertise to the conversation.

The group meets EVERY Friday in our Fairfield Center office. We hope you enjoy this time to share experiences, concerns and have your questions answered.

Cost:

The group is FREE of charge.

Registration:

If interested in attending, please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. First and last name of your child
  2. Your child’s date of birth
  3. Your child’s pediatrician
  4. Name of town you reside in
  5. Date you wish to join the group

Group Meets Next On:

 

CPR Training

There is no better time than right now to learn the techniques that can be used to save lives. Accidents can happen no matter where you are, whether it’s in the workplace, at home, school, or even on vacation.  When you run into these situations, wouldn’t you like to be prepared instead of standing around wondering what to do?

If you have children, think about the accidents that they have and all of the potential dangers they face each day.  This is why everyone should enroll in some type of CPR training.

This American Heart Association CPR training is designed for young adults and adults who want to learn and practice CPR training for infants, children and adults.

The class will teach you the confidence and skills you will need to save a life in a real emergency situation.

Knowing CPR, starting CPR, and calling 911 is the key to help saving lives!  Prepare yourself and your family before an emergency.

This class is taught by trained professional, Maryfrances DeSteno, APRN, CS, CCRN.  It’s perfect for new parents, grandparents, babysitters and nannies who want to learn how to protect their family and friends.

Effective CPR, provided immediately, can double a victim’s chance of survival!

Cost:

$60.00 per person

Registration:

Please send an email to pha.cpr24@yahoo.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. Name of class you are interested in registering for?
  2. Name of child/person to register (first and last name)?
  3. Age of child/person?
  4. Best contact phone number?
  5. Which PHA office is your home office?
  6. Are you a medical professional?

Due to the high volume of messages we receive, it may take up to 48 hours before you receive a response.

Next class is on:

Babysitter’s Safety Class

This class will give you the skills and confidence you need to be a wonderful babysitter!  This is a must for all babysitters!  The 2 hour class will provide basic information about:

  • infant and child care
  • safety
  • what to do in case of an emergency
  • CPR for infants and children
  • first aid
  • activity planning

For current 11 year olds and older.

A 2 year certification from the American Heart Association will be awarded upon completion of the class.

The class is taught by a CPR certified instructor.

Cost:

$60.00 per person

Registration:

Please send an email to pha.cpr24@yahoo.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. First and last name of child
  2. Age of child
  3. Best contact phone number
  4. Which PHA office is your home office?

Due to the high volume of messages we receive, it may take up to 48 hours before you receive a response.

Next class is on:

 

Childhood Behavior & Development Talk

Understand the Challenges of Normal Childhood Behavior & Development from birth to 6 years old. A 30 minute talk for parents to learn how normal emotional, developmental and physical changes that children go through in the first 6 years impact the behavioral challenges that parents face.  The talk is led by Robert D. Chessin, MD.

Cost:

FREE of charge

Registration:

We can only offer the talk to families of our patients.  If you’re interested in attending, please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

  1. How did you learn about the talk?
  2. Name of talk you are interested in attending?
  3. What town do you reside in?
  4. How old is your child(ren)?
  5. Who is your child’s pediatrician?
  6. First and last name of attendees?
  7. What is your top concern that you would like to be addressed at the talk?

 

Talk Details:

Raising Healthy Eaters

Do you have a picky eater?  Learn how to manage the stress of mealtime and discover your role in teaching your child how to eat nutritious foods.  Turn mealtime into a healthy joyful experience.  Miranda Vincent, APRN will present this FREE talk for parents on “Raising Healthy Eaters“.

 

 Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • how to provide balanced meals with appropriate portions
  • learn the importance of nutrition in regards to children and family
  • help children make healthier food and lifestyle choices
  • tips on how to make your household a healthier and happier place in regards to meals and food
  • simple meal and planning tips

Cost:

FREE of charge

Register:

Space is limited so register today!

We can only offer the talk to families of our patients.  If you are interested in attending, please send an email to register@phagroup.com including answers to the following questions:

 
  1. How did you learn about the talk?
  2. Name of talk you are interested in attending?
  3. What town do you reside in?
  4. How old is your child(ren)?
  5. Who is your child’s pediatrician?
  6. What is your top concern that you would like to be addressed at the talk?
  7. First and last name of attendees?

Next Class is on: