Health & Wellness Calendar

Wednesday, June 1

HJ June16 Page 14As warmer weather arrives, many Lexington residents are asking about mosquitoes and the Zika virus. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is part of the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s “Fight the Bite” campaign to educate the community on ways to prevent mosquitoes. LFCHD Environmental Health employees are visiting the areas in Lexington that have received the most complaints about mosquitoes over the past two years. The staff will be looking for standing water and other areas that are breeding grounds for mosquitoes and will be leaving door-hangers with educational material on how to mosquito-proof your home!

Starting June 1, the environmental health staff will begin its annual mosquito-spraying program.

Monday, June 6

Parents-to-be will find the ‘Comfort Measures’ class helpful in preparing for labor and birth. Methods of relaxation, breathing, comfort and support measures will be presented in this participatory class for those interested in learning comfort techniques to implement prior to receiving an epidural. Please bring two pillows and a blanket and wear comfortable clothing. Organizers suggest that you take the Great Expectations class before you take the laboring classes. This class should be taken during the eighth month of your pregnancy. Please register by your fourth month as classes fill quickly.  The class is free, and registration is required. You must be delivering your baby at Baptist Health Lexington in order to register for classes. If you are delivering at another hospital, organizers will be glad to add you to the waiting list. Please call 859.260.6357 to be placed on the list. Classes are held in the Education Center at Baptist Health Lexington in the lower level of Building E (1720), or at Calvary Baptist Church in the Recreational Outreach Center. The class will be held Monday, June 6 from 6:15 until 8:45 p.m.

Tuesday, June 7

A perinatal bereavement parent support program will be held Tuesday, June 7 from 7 until 8 p.m. at Hospice of the Bluegrass (Maurice Kaufmann Hospice Center), 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington. Baptist Health Lexington’s Perinatal Bereavement Parent Support Group is for families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death. The group is open to anyone who has experienced a loss regardless of how long ago the loss occurred or if the individual was a patient at Baptist Health Lexington. Parents may choose to talk or just listen. No one is asked to share if he or she does not feel comfortable doing so. A speaker is scheduled for each meeting to offer a brief presentation on a topic of interest to the parents. A perinatal bereavement support person facilitates each meeting.

Thursday, June 9

Baptist Health Lexington’s Cancer Care Center offers the American Cancer Society program ‘Look Good…Feel Better’ to women actively receiving cancer treatment.

After you register you will receive a free makeup kit to use during the class. The class will be held Thursday, June 9, from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. at Baptist Health Lexington, 1740 Nicholasville Road.

The ‘Little Fingers, Little Toes’ class is offered to new parents and adoptive parents interested in preventing unnecessary anxiety by practicing important skills before baby arrives. Learn safe methods of holding, comforting, diapering and bathing your newborn.

The class will be held Thursday, June 9, from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Please bring a baby doll or teddy bear that is large enough to diaper. The class is free and registration is not required. The class is held in the Education Center at Baptist Health Lexington, located on the lower level of Building E (1720).

Sunday, June 12

New Brother – New Sister – A hands-on and informative class will help prepare your children for Mom’s hospital stay and the arrival of their new sibling – will be held Sunday, June 12 from 4 to  5:30 p.m. Parents are asked not to bring children under the age of 3. Children should bring a teddy bear or doll, and don’t forget your camera! The class is free

Classes are held in the Education Center at Baptist Health Lexington located in the lower level of Building E (1720).

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