Breastfeeding and New Mothers Support Group

The group is open to ALL new moms (breastfeeding moms and non-breastfeeding) and their babies under 1 year of age.  A nurse, who is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, is present to answer infant care questions, facilitate discussions and assist with breastfeeding issues as needed.  There is a newborn scale at each group for moms who choose to monitor their babies weight and/or milk intake.  The group is designed to not only provide clinical support to new moms but also provide a place for moms to build relationships with other new moms.  Siblings are welcome. Lunch is served free of charge.

This support group meets every Thursday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Enter through the Garden Entrance, take first elevator on left to 3rd floor.

To RSVP call the Lactation Resource Center at (443) 777-7427.

Bariatric Support Group at MedStar Franklin Square

This is for people who’ve had or are planning to have bariatric surgery. They will receive first hand information about bariatric surgery and learning from the experiences of others. Spouses, family members and friends are always welcome. Guest speakers are often invited to provide information on topics of nutrition, supplements, exercise and behavior modification. The meetings are conducted in a comfortable and informal manner with time for questions and open discussions.  Call 443-777-7900 to register.

Breastfeeding: Facts, Myths, and Techniques at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Discounts available for Medicaid, Managed Care participants, and MedStar Health associates, please call 1-888-746-2852.

This interactive class, taught by a board-certified lactation consultant, is designed to help you feel comfortable and confident by preparing you and your baby for breastfeeding. You will get a wealth of information, tips, and guidance to help you and your baby get off to the best start possible during the challenging early days of breastfeeding.  Support person encouraged to attend.

Class meets in the Community Wellness Center on the 3rd Floor. Please enter through the Garden Entrance.

Cost: $36.00 per couple. 

*We regret that we are only able to issue a refund if the class is cancelled.
*Some classes require a minimum number of participants in order to offer the class. If the need arises to cancel this class, we will make every effort to accommodate you in an alternate class.

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Breastfeeding and New Mothers Support Group

The group is open to ALL new moms (breastfeeding moms and non-breastfeeding) and their babies under 1 year of age.  A nurse, who is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, is present to answer infant care questions, facilitate discussions and assist with breastfeeding issues as needed.  There is a newborn scale at each group for moms who choose to monitor their babies weight and/or milk intake.  The group is designed to not only provide clinical support to new moms but also provide a place for moms to build relationships with other new moms.  Siblings are welcome. Lunch is served free of charge.

This support group meets every Thursday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Enter through the Garden Entrance, take first elevator on left to 3rd floor.

To RSVP call the Lactation Resource Center at (443) 777-7427.

Bariatric Education Seminar – MedStar Franklin Square

Please join us for a free bariatric education seminar to learn more about the different options available for surgical weight loss. Here, you can get the information needed to determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery. Our team of specialists will discuss topics such as diet, nutrition, exercise and behavior modifications. A bariatric surgeon will be on hand to discuss the procedures available and to answer your questions. Support members are invited as well.  Please note that you are required to attend an education seminar prior to scheduling your first appointment with us. Click here to register for this Information Seminar or call 443-777-7900.  If you’re unable to attend an education seminar in person,  you can watch it online by clicking here.

Bariatric Education Seminar at MedStar Bel Air

Please join us for a free bariatric education seminar to learn more about the different options available for surgical weight loss. Here, you can get the information needed to determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery. Our team of specialists will discuss topics such as diet, nutrition, exercise and behavior modifications. A bariatric surgeon will be on hand to discuss the procedures available and to answer your questions. Support members are invited as well.  Please note that you are required to attend an education seminar prior to scheduling your first appointment with us. Click here to register for this Information Seminar  or call 443-777-7900.  If you’re unable to attend an education seminar in person,  you can watch it online by clicking here.

Breastfeeding and New Mothers Support Group

The group is open to ALL new moms (breastfeeding moms and non-breastfeeding) and their babies under 1 year of age.  A nurse, who is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, is present to answer infant care questions, facilitate discussions and assist with breastfeeding issues as needed.  There is a newborn scale at each group for moms who choose to monitor their babies weight and/or milk intake.  The group is designed to not only provide clinical support to new moms but also provide a place for moms to build relationships with other new moms.  Siblings are welcome. Lunch is served free of charge.

This support group meets every Thursday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Enter through the Garden Entrance, take first elevator on left to 3rd floor.

To RSVP call the Lactation Resource Center at (443) 777-7427.

Breastfeeding and New Mothers Support Group

The group is open to ALL new moms (breastfeeding moms and non-breastfeeding) and their babies under 1 year of age.  A nurse, who is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, is present to answer infant care questions, facilitate discussions and assist with breastfeeding issues as needed.  There is a newborn scale at each group for moms who choose to monitor their babies weight and/or milk intake.  The group is designed to not only provide clinical support to new moms but also provide a place for moms to build relationships with other new moms.  Siblings are welcome. Lunch is served free of charge.

This support group meets every Thursday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Enter through the Garden Entrance, take first elevator on left to 3rd floor.

To RSVP call the Lactation Resource Center at (443) 777-7427.

Bariatric Education Seminar – MedStar Franklin Square

Please join us for a free bariatric education seminar to learn more about the different options available for surgical weight loss. Here, you can get the information needed to determine if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery. Our team of specialists will discuss topics such as diet, nutrition, exercise and behavior modifications. A bariatric surgeon will be on hand to discuss the procedures available and to answer your questions. Support members are invited as well.  Please note that you are required to attend an education seminar prior to scheduling your first appointment with us. Click here to register for this Information Seminar or call 443-777-7900.  If you’re unable to attend an education seminar in person,  you can watch it online by clicking here.

Prepared Childbirth 4 Week Series at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Discounts available for Medicaid, Managed Care participants and MedStar Health Associates, please call 1-888-746-2852.

Prepare for childbirth by attending a four week class for expectant couples. Learn what happens to the body and the baby during the final phases of pregnancy. Couples will be taught the importance of the birth partner and labor-coping techniques (breathing, relaxation, focusing and positioning) to help deal with labor and facilitate birth. Discover pain management choices.  Time will be spent discussing when to go to the hospital, creating a flexible birth plan and what to expect after the baby is born.  Classes are taught by a Registered Nurse who is also a Childbirth Educator.

Dates for series: Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, and Dec 17.  Fee: $98.00 per couple

Class will be held in the Community Wellness Center on the 3rd Floor. Please enter through the Garden Entrance.

*We regret that we are only able to issue a refund if a class is cancelled. *Some classes require a minimum number of participants in order to offer the class. If the need arises to cancel this class, we will make every effort to accommodate you in an alternate class.

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