Free Baby Care Basics Wednesday

Parents-to-be can learn about childbirth, newborns and other related topics by attending the upcoming "Baby Care Basics" program, 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday in the classroom at Rome Memorial Hospital. Meet the instructor in the hospital’s N. James St. lobby for directions to the classroom.

The free educational program will be taught by Sandy Graichen, R.N., a maternity nurse at the hospital, with many years of experience in labor and delivery. She has experience teaching childbirth classes, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and has children.

"Families who are expecting an addition to their family need the information presented in this class, regardless of whether or not they have had a baby before, have taken Lamaze or have discussed baby care with their physician," said Graichen. "You can never have too much information about what is best for your baby."

Questions that will be answered include:

¿ Which is best - breastfeeding or bottle feeding your baby?

¿ What are the solutions to some breastfeeding problems?

¿ What should you expect from your baby?

¿ Should your baby boy be circumcised?

¿ What is the Women’s Infant and Children (WIC) program?

¿ When should your baby be immunized?

¿ What do you look for in choosing a baby’s doctor?

¿ How does your growing family adjust?

¿ How do you handle typical baby problems (diaper rash, colic, etc.)?

No advance registration is required.

For information, call 338-7143.