• Family learning classes go virtual at USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital

    Mobile, Al (May 26, 2020) -- USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital offers virtual family learning classes to help participants amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing guidelines are in place to combat the spread of the virus, however, the hospital wants to provide education to participants as they are preparing for the birth of their child and for care after delivery.

    The classes include “Preparing for Childbirth” and “Childbirth in a Nutshell.” Topics include changes in pregnancy, explanation of vaginal and cesarean births and postpartum recovery. “Understanding Breastfeeding” is another class being offered virtually. Participants have the opportunity to learn about correct positioning, how to get your baby to latch, returning to work and problem solving.

    “This is a wonderful opportunity our educators wanted to provide to the community to let them know we are still here to help them, even during a crisis,” said Chris Jett, hospital administrator. “We understand the need for education and plan to offer these classes as long as possible for the community.”

    Participants of these classes will also get virtual tour of the hospital and its maternity areas. “Every expectant parent deserves access to education to prepare them for childbirth and the opportunity to ask questions regarding the care they will receive at our hospital,” said Brooke Olson, RN, hospital inservice specialist. “Every family needs that peace of mind knowing that our team will provide the best care for them during an uncertain time.”

    To participate in the classes, call or email Brooke Olson at (251) 415-1289 or bolson@health.southalabama.edu. To see a list of classes offered at Children’s & Women’s Hospital, click here.

    ABOUT USA HEALTH

    Beginning with the founding of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in 1973, USA Health stands as the only academic medical center along the upper Gulf Coast. It provides excellent healthcare to the region's diverse population at USA University Hospital and USA Children's & Women's Hospital, one of only five freestanding hospitals in the country dedicated to the healthcare of children and women. Continuous research and technological advancements keep USA Mitchell Cancer Institute at the forefront of cancer treatment and outcomes. The health system employs 3,900 clinical and nonclinical staff members, including some 190 academic physicians who serve dual roles treating patients and teaching the next generation of medical doctors. 

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    Contact:

    Brittany Otis

    botis@health.southalabama.edu

    (251) 445-8221

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