Class Description

ORIENTATION: A class specially designed for those desiring a Sagua Mañagu birth experience. This class touches on the natural childbirth philosophy, patient rights, expectations and more. Learn the basic differences between hospital birth and a Sagua birth and make an informed choice.

LAMAZE® (5-Class Series): A combination of relaxation, breathing techniques, comfort measures and position changes that are designed to help during labor and birth. We stress that partners are essential throughout labor, birth, postpartum and parenting. Please bring: a pillow, blanket, tennis ball, snacks and water. Moms need to wear shorts or slacks and comfortable shoes as you’ll be doing some floor work!

LAMAZE® (Crash Course): A combination of relaxation, breathing techniques, comfort measures and position changes that are designed to help during labor and birth. We stress that partners are essential throughout labor, birth, postpartum and parenting. Please bring: a pillow, blanket, tennis ball, snacks and water. Moms need to wear shorts or slacks and comfortable shoes as you’ll be doing some floor work!

LAMAZE® REFRESHER: Refresh your Lamaze skills! This class is designed to catch you up on everything you learned in our Lamaze course.

PRENATAL CARE: A class specially designed for parents who choose Sagua Mañagu, covering pregnancy from positive pregnancy test through third trimester, then onto childbirth and newborn care. The first part of the class includes procedures and care during pregnancy, good nutrition and exercise as well as answers to common questions regarding discomforts, early warning signs, sexual activity, the effects of alcohol, smoking and recreational drugs. The second part is an orientation to Sagua Mañagu that includes patient rights and responsibilities, the differences between birthing centers and hospitals; family involvement; newborn care here and what to expect when you go home. Note: Patients who take the Lamaze class receive Orientation as part of that class, too.

BABY BONDING: Designed to help mothers and fathers gain confidence as they pick up on feeding cues and other needs of their babies. The class includes the first hours after birth, breast feeding and feeding cues, baby bath time and massage.

LACTATION CONSULTATION: Barbara C. Mafnas (RN, LCCE, CLC, IBCLC, HB) helps women who want to return to work or school meet their breastfeeding goals. She’ll help you become familiar with breastfeeding equipment, like breast pumps, and give breastfeeding moms tips on how to safely store expressed breast milk. We also help babies who may not be gaining enough weight.

BREASTFEEDING SOCIAL: Breastfeeding Social is an exciting way to provide support for breastfeeding moms. Sagua Mañagu supports breastfeeding mothers, because we believe that every breastfeeding mom deserves free, top quality help and support. Each Saturday and Tuesday is set aside for mothers who are breastfeeding to come together and share experiences and express concerns and find answers with the guidance of a lactation consultant.

PARENTING & SAFETY: This 2-hour class helps parents understand the importance of interacting with their baby and understanding growth and development to provide realistic expectations. The class will also use open discussion to talk about subjects such as discipline, prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and Shaken Baby Syndrome. Life skills such as basic infant CPR will be included.

BABY DADDY CLASS: Designed exclusively for dads to help increase their confidence in becoming a new dad. Dads will have better understanding of his woman, recognize the classic signs of labor and what to do, verbalize 3 feeding cues of the newborn, understand relationships and dynamics, and understand his role as the new dad.

SIBLING CLASS: Designed for parents and children (5-10yrs old). Discussion of child involvement in the labor process and emotional aspects of being with mom at this time. Also covers mother/child relationship changes and expectations. Film “Lizzie and the Baby” addresses relationship changes, doctors visits with mom, animated growth of the fetus, how baby is born, what new babies look like, what they can do, how to hold them and more!

HYPNO BIRTH CLASS: A specialized childbirth class where the mother learns about the art of self-hypnosis during childbirth. It is recommended that classes be taken in early pregnancy for the maximum effect during birth. Call Barbara Mafnas personally at 777-6526 to schedule your session.

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Quick Contact Info

SAGUA MAÑAGU:
Nurses Station: 671-647-1417/18
Billing/Patient Affairs: 671-647-1415
MARIANAS PHYSICIANS GROUP:
Clinic Telephone: 671-647-1830 Billing/Patient Affairs: 671-647-1818/19

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Sagua Mañagu & The Marianas Physicians Group are both located at: 472 Chalan San Antonio, PeMar Place, Tamuning, Guam. For detailed directions, View Google Map.
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