Prenatal Education Program Begins at Pen Bay Medical Center
A new workshop series, L.E.A.N. Expectations, will soon be available at Pen Bay Medical Center. This series is part of the prenatal education program, Nurture Me, and is available to expectant moms who are maternity patients of the Pen Bay Women’s Health practice. Starting this summer, these supportive classes for pregnant and nursing mothers will offer education, resources and strategies in four areas of health: lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition. Research reveals that moms who practice the principles taught have healthier pregnancies and deliver healthier babies.
Nurture Me is supported by the HOMEtowns Partnership Grant, a federal grant project managed by the Picker Family Resource Center. Eight staff members from Pen Bay Women's Health, Birth Center and the Picker Family Resource Center are now certified L.E.A.N. coaches. The classes include education about preparing for a healthy pregnancy, eating to grow a healthy baby and getting your new family off to a good start.
“These workshops are for any woman who wants to turn pregnancy into a healthy new beginning and have the best possible outcome for their baby and themselves,” said Wendelanne Augunas, one of the coaches. If you will be delivering at Pen Bay Medical Center and would like more information about Nurture Me, please contact Wendelanne at 596-8955.
Pen Bay Healthcare's Picker Family Resource Center promotes building community by providing health resources and support that serve the needs of women and their families throughout their lives. The Center’s hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Online at www.penbayhealthcare.org/pickercenter.
The Picker Center is located on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus between the Women's Health Center and Urology Building, 3 Glen Cove Drive, off Route 1 in Rockport. Use the parking lot and door nearest the Urology side of the building. Call 596-8950 for directions if needed.