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SGVMC Upcoming Events

Monday, September 22nd Health Talk at 6:30pm: Diabetes and Your Eyes: What You Need to Know. Dr. Raghu Murthy will be the guest speaker. The health talk will take place in the Community Health Education Center (CHEC) located at 261 Junipero Serra Drive in San Gabriel. Please call (626) 570-6610 to RSVP.

Tuesday, September 30th: Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. To donate, please call Carol Coenraad at (626) 570-6533. Blood Drive will take place in the CHEC Building.

Saturday, October 11: Health Fair and Relay for Life Event. Join us from 9am to noon for the hospital's Annual Family Health Fair. Free flu shots for adults; free health screenings; community resource information and fun activities for the kids! We are partnering with the American Cancer Society which will holding a Relay for Life event at the same location as the health fair (the Mission High School field adjacent to the hospital) Call us at 626-289-5454 for more information.

CHILDBIRTH and BABY CARE CLASSES (Call 626-457-3277 to register)

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The Happiest Baby on the Block™

Learn the 5 simple ways to turn on your baby's calming reflex (the 5 S's) and become the best baby calmer on the block! This class is based on the highly effective, new hands-on approach to babies pioneered by the worldwide, renowned pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp, and taught by our certified instructors. This extraordinary parenting class is designed for expectant parents and parents with babies under three months old.

You will learn step-by step how to help your baby sleep longer as well as calm and soothe even the fussiest baby in minutes...even seconds! New babies are such a blessing, but they can also bring with them sleepless nights, crying and sometimes a bit of extra stress. Parents will learn:
o Why the idea colic is mostly a myth
o Why keeping the house quiet may actually be upsetting to many newborns
o Why most babies get more upset in the evening
o Why it is impossible to spoil young babies
o An easy way to help infants sleep for a few hours more at night
o Why fathers are often the best baby calmers in the family

Participants will also have the opportunity to purchase the Parent's DVD for only $15.00

Dates for Upcoming Classes (all classes meet from 7:00pm to 9:30pm in SGVMC's Boardroom)
Fee: $30 per couple (or included in Childbirth Class Package)

September 18**

October 1

November 13**

December 11**

**Combined w/ Baby Care Class

Reservations are required, please call (626) 457-4747.


Women's Pavilion Maternity Open House

Our Open House is designed for parents-to-be to get acquainted with the hospital before the delivery. Information about what to expect during the hospital stay, admission procedures, as well as newborn car seat safety is presented. A tour of the Women's Pavilion, refreshments and prizes make this a fun and informative evening.

Time: Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

September: 2, 9, 23 and 30

October: 7,14 and 28

November: 4, 11 and 25

December: 2, 9 and 23

Place: The Boardroom at SGVMC

Fee: None

Baby Care Class

This class provides information to prepare parents for the care of their newborn. Topics discussed include feeding, bathing, swaddling, diapering and tips for comforting a fussy baby.

Time: Thursdays 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

September 18*

October 9

November 13*

December 11*

*Combined with Happiest Baby on the Block

Place: The Boardroom at SGVMC

Fee: $30 (or included in Childbirth Class Package)

Reservations are required, please call (626) 457-3277.


Breastfeeding Class - Off to a Good Start!

This class provides information on the benefits of breastfeeding and offers valuable instruction for a successful experience for you and your baby right from the start. The class includes information on positioning, latching on, establishing a good milk supply, pumping and storing, and returning to work.

Time: Thursdays 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

September 25

October 23

November 20

December 18


Place: The Boardroom at SGVMC

Fee: $30 (or included in Chilbirth Class Package)

Reservations preferred, but not required. Please call (626) 457-3277.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Congratulations on your new baby! To help support you along your breastfeeding journey, join other breastfeeding moms in a casual and relaxed setting to discuss topics including: the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding; what happens when your milk supply is weak; and how to juggle breastfeeding and work. Participants will gain support around feeding issues and share information and resources. Other open discussion topics include: nutrition concerns, pumping & storing, introducing solids, weaning, etc. Please note that this support group is intended from new moms after delivery.

Location: SGVMC's 5th Floor Conference Floor
Fee: FREE

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

August 29

September 12 and 26

October 17 and 31

November 14 and 28

December 12

Childbirth Education Class

This four-session course focuses on easing the discomforts of the third trimester, signs and stages of labor, laboring positions, breathing and relaxation techniques, pain relief options, cesarean birth, the postpartum experience, and much more.

Time: Mondays 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.

August series: 4, 11, 18 and 25

September series: 8, 15, 22 and 29

October series: 6, 13, 20 and 27

November series: 3, 10, 17 and 24

December series: 1,8, 15 and 22

Place: The Board Room at SGVMC

Fee: $85 (if delivering at SGVMC); $105 (if delivering at another hospital). Package includes:
4-week Prepared Childbirth Class, Baby Care, Breastfeeding, and the the Happiest Baby
on the Block Classes.

Reservations are required, please call (626) 457-3277.

Dates are subject to change.

For information about classes offered in Chinese, please call (626) 457-4747.