October 21st, 2003

Contact:      Jennifer Kurczek
      Community Relations Director

      (920)361-5481 or jkurczek@partnershealth.org




Berlin Memorial Hospital to offer weekend

Prepared Childbirth classes starting in November


(Berlin)—Recognizing the busy schedules of their patients, the staff of Berlin Memorial Hospital’s Family Birth Center will offer two weekend childbirth classes in November.


The first day-long session of Prepared Childbirth will take place on Saturday, November 8th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the BMH Lower Level Meeting Rooms. A second session will be held on Saturday, November 15th.


Prepared Childbirth teaches mothers-to-be and their ‘coaches’ relaxation and pain management techniques, as well as explaining the labor and delivery process, to promote a positive birth experience. The class also focuses on the early newborn period and instructs parents-to-be in providing the best care for their new baby.


Class instructors are Jeanne Shead, RN, BSN and ICCE and Shelley Siewert, PCE.  Registrations for Prepared Childbirth can be made by calling (920)361-5521; there is a fee.


Berlin Memorial Hospital is a member of Community Health Network, which is a continuum of healthcare services which includes Berlin Memorial Hospital, Juliette Manor, Juliette Terrace, Partners Family Pharmacy, CHN Rehabilitation and Occupational Health, and the CHN Medical Group, consisting of more than 110 multi-specialty providers serving nearly 20 community clinics. Community Health Network is further affiliated with Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital.