Childbirth Education and Lactation Consulting
The Network provides free childbirth education and breastfeeding support to all mothers in our community. The classes are held at North Baldwin Infirmary by a childbirth educator and lactation consultant. The classes cover a range of topics including Healthy Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum and Newborn Care, Infant Safety and Breastfeeding.
The Baby Bistro breastfeeding support group is held at First United Methodist Church on the first Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mothers can ask questions, get information and socialize with other breastfeeding mothers. The support group is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Christa Rudat at Christa.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 251-239-2296.
Date: First Tuesday of every month
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: First United Methodist Church, Bay Minette, AL 36507
Facilitator: Christa Rudat
Number to call for more information: 251-239-2296
Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)
The North Baldwin Infirmary Diabetes Education and Prevention Center provides diabetes education classes and an outpatient diabetes support group to individuals with a diagnosis of diabetes in Atmore and Bay Minette, Alabama.
For more information, contact Jackie Jeffers at email@example.com or by calling 251-580-1796.
Smoking is a key risk factor for many chronic diseases. To aid smokers in their journey to quit, the Network provides smoking cessation classes led by certified Freedom from Smoking facilitators. The American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking program is a proven way to quit smoking even if you’ve tried before and went back to smoking. Participants learn how to overcome tobacco addiction and start enjoying the benefits of better health. This free 8-session program uses a small group setting with fun, interactive learning to help participants achieve their goal to quit smoking. To register, call 251-937-5521, and dial ext. 2504 (Natalie Hirst) or ext. 1856 (Aphry Olafsen).
Better Breather’s Club
Date: Meets the third Wednesday of the month every other month
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: North Baldwin Infirmary, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Facilitator: Aphry Olafsen and Natalie Dupont-Hirst
Number to call for more information: 251-937-5521 ext. 2504
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. The Network has certified trainers who teach members of the community each month.
To register or learn more, contact Tracy McDowell at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 251-580-1776.