Infant Care

PLEASE NOTE: We are pleased to restart our in-person childbirth education classes following the guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Department of Public Health. Class size will be limited and subject to change or cancellation based upon the state recovery plan. All participants will be masked while attending and maintain social distancing. Any person with flu-like symptoms or COVID-like symptoms will not be permitted to attend. Thank you for your cooperation as we all strive to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

This class will provide an opportunity to learn infant care and parenting skills including bathing, diapering, and holding. Information about normal infant characteristics, when to call the pediatrician, infant feeding, and approaches to parenting will be discussed.

This class is held at the main hospital, located at 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord, Mass.


sessions

August 11
Wed 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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September 8
Wed 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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October 13
Wed 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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instructor

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Helen Farrah

Helen is a graduate of Assumption College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Early in her career she focused on adult intensive care but found she had a passion for the smallest patients. Her practice has encompassed over 30 years including 15 years at UMASS Memorial's Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and 11 years in the Special Care Nursery at Emerson. Helen retired in 2012 but missed working with new parents helping them to develop their parenting skills build self confidence and overcome their fears. She made the decision to return to Emerson. "I consider it an honor to help guide new parents through this most exciting time". In her free time Helen is a volunteer with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (The CASA Project) where she is appointed by the courts to cases involving children who have experienced abuse or neglect. She loves to read and spend time with family. Helen is the mother of one and grandmother of four.