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Firelands offering childbirth class

Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering a four-week Childbirth Preparation class on the following Wednesdays: May 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Childbirth Preparation classes are held at Firelands Regional Medical Center, South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky.

Participants will learn breathing patterns and relaxation exercises to be used during labor and delivery.  Induction of labor, medication and anesthesia options, Caesarian birth and recovery will also be discussed.

Childbirth classes are taught by experienced obstetrical nurses from Firelands Regional Medical Center with a clinical background and is focused on contemporary childbirth methods. It is recommended that this course be taken during the last trimester of pregnancy and that expectant mothers select a class that ends at least three weeks before their due date.

The cost for the class is $35 per couple.  No one will be refused this course due to inability to pay. The Foundation for Firelands provides funding to make this program possible. To register, call Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7840.

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Firelands offering free parenting class

Firelands Regional Medical Center will be offering the next “Happiest Baby on the Block” parenting class on Tuesday, May 6, from 6-8 p.m. at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s South Campus, 1912 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky.

The Happiest Baby on the Block is based on the techniques of world-renowned pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp.  Dr. Karp has been featured on Good Morning America, The Dr. Phil Show, ABC World News Tonight, CNN and numerous national radio programs.

The Happiest Baby program is a national curriculum and is taught by a certified instructor. Among the essential information offered to participating parents will be a step-by-step approach to quickly soothe the fussiest baby.  The methods are designed to increase sleep, parental confidence, and family harmony while decreasing stress, frustration, and exhaustion that many times are present when parents are adjusting to the changes a new baby brings.

Through the generous donation of Firelands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, this program is free of charge to participants. Pre-registration can be made by calling Firelands Regional Medical Center at 419-557-7840, or 1-800-342-1177, ext. 7840.  Parents will receive a take-home kit (DVD or VHS, and CD) valued at $40.

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BGSU Firelands announces fall semester Dean’s List

Bowling Green State University’s Firelands College has announced its Dean’s List for the 2013 fall semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must have carried 12 or more graded hours during the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or above. 

Lakeside Marblehead

Elizabeth Benya

Oak Harbor

Nicole Shaffer

Port Clinton

Lauren Balduf

Michelle Fillmore

Danae Fisk

Laura Puffenberger

Jennifer Purtee

Kami Sayre

Clayton White

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