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Free “Baby Basics” class for expectant parents @ Pediatrics Associates of Savannah

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Savannah pediatricians Baby Basics Attention expectant parents.

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah invites you to a free “Baby Basics” class Thursday Aug. 4 at 6PM.

This class is FREE to expectant families (but reservations requested).

Come join Dr Brandy Gheesling (pictured here) or one of Pediatrics Associates other 9 Board Certified Pediatricians.

Held after office hours the first Thursday of each month, at the Waters Ave location. Space will be limited, so to register or for more information about the class please email BabyBasics@pedsav.com.

More info here. 

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New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, by ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.comOn Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser  

Memorial Health’s free Mommy Mail program for pregnant & new parents

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Mommy Mail Breastfeeding Memorial Health

Attention new & expectant parents.

Memorial Health’s free email program – Mommy Mail – for expectant and new parents includes customized information, news and resources tailored to your specific stage of pregnancy and/or your child’s age—as well as announcements from their staff and access to support information—all conveniently delivered right to you.

As you prepare for childbirth and caring for your new baby, this program allows Memorial Health staff to touch base with you by email each week to make sure you have additional support on your journey into parenthood.

Sign up here or text mommymail to 313131

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Become a foster parent with Georgia MENTOR to help Savannah children in need

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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You have long wanted to help children in need in Savannah.

Here’s your chance.

Become a foster parent. Georgia MENTOR is an agency that partners with the Department of Family and Children Services to place both foster children in care.

Foster parents are called Mentors because they do so much more than simply house children – they change lives.

Georgia MENTOR is always looking for foster parents to open both their hearts and homes in the Savannah area. As a Mentor, you show through your actions that we all matter and we all deserve to live life to the fullest.

Savannah foster parent information sessions:

5-6PM July 6
5-6PM July 20

Call 912-234-6853 or ann.verdine@thementornetwork.com.  Learn more here.

Georgia MENTOR Foster Families Parents Savannah Who can be a Mentor?

You don’t need to be a superhero—just a regular person who’s ready to bring a child into your home and help give them a better life by sharing yours. It doesn’t matter if you’re a stay-at-home mom looking to earn money at home or a working family with children of your own. There’s no magic formula—you just have to be you.

Georgia MENTOR will be with you with you every step of the way. And you’ll become part of a whole network of people who, just like you, want to change a child’s life and make a difference at home.

When you’re ready to take the first step toward becoming a Mentor, please submit the Become a Mentor inquiry form.

Georgia MENTOR, www.ga-mentor.com, 912-234-6853 or ann.verdine@thementornetwork.com. On Facebook here.  Georgia MENTOR is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Try a class for free @ fit46 fitness studio in Savannah

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

fit46 free class barre savannah fitnessCurious about fit46 classes?

Come try a class FOR FREE! Use promo code FB016 between now-June 30 2016 to redeem. Sign up at www.fit46.com/classschedule. Use the promo code against the drop-in rate. See you soon!

About fit46

fit46 is a fitness studio located on White Bluff Road in Savannah behind Lucky’s Market. fit46 offers barre, interval barre, HIIT, sculpting yoga classes & more. They have highly trained & experienced instructors that keep you motivated & will help you reach your fitness goals.

Childcare available 

fit46 is now offering childcare to help the moms in our community. The childcare service is for kids ages 0 & older. Sign up & see the class schedule here. 

Cost is $5 per child per class.

fit46, 5500 White Bluff Road (behind Lucky’s Market), Savannah 31405, 912-660-5292 email info@fit46.com, www.fit46.com On Facebook here, fit46.com is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

fit46 fitness studio in Savannah is now offering childcare

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Fit46 gym pure barre classes with child care

Want to take a barre class, but no baby-sitter? fit46 has got you covered.

Starting Monday June 6, fit46 is offering a childcare service for kids ages 0 and older. Sign up soon, spaces are limited. Sign up & see the class schedule here. 

Cost is $5 per child per class.

About fit46

fit46 is a fitness studio located on White Bluff Road in Savannah behind Lucky’s Market. fit46 offers barre, interval barre, HIIT, sculpting yoga classes and more. They have highly trained and experienced instructors that keep you motivated and will help you reach your fitness goals. fit46 is now offering childcare to help the moms in our community

fit46, 5500 White Bluff Road (behind Lucky’s Market), Savannah 31405, 912-660-5292 email info@fit46.com, www.fit46.com On Facebook here, fit46.com is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

New 7:30AM walk-in visits now offered @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

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Pediatric Associates of Savannah is now offering new 7:30AM WALK-IN visits at their Waters Ave location, Monday through Friday.

Starting Mon. May 9 2016, Pediatric Associates of Savannah’s Main Office on Waters avenue will be open for walk in sick patients, no appointment necessary, starting at 7:30AM.

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For expectant parents

FREE “Baby Basics” classes @ Pediatric Associates of Savannah

Classes will be the first Thursday of each month at 6PM at the Waters Avenue office and will taught by Dr Brandy Gheesling.

Free to expectant couples, but space is limited so registration is required. Email BabyBasics@pedsav.com to register or for more info.

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New to the area & in need of a pediatrician? Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser  

Lead actor of “Where Hope Grows” joins Night of Champions, May 12, Savannah

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

David DeSanctis Where Hope Grows Savannah Lead Actor of “Where Hope Grows”, David DeSanctis, will join Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society as they present their 7th annual Night of Champions in Savannah.

The event will be Thurs. May 12 at 6PM at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom located at 1 Resort Drive.

This community event celebrates differently abled adults, including these with Down Syndrome, and recognizes the local businesses that employ them.

Special screening @ Savannah Arts Academy

David DeSanctis will also be present for a special screening of “Where Hope Grows” on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Savannah Arts Academy.

For more information on this years Night of Champions, click here. 

Savannah classes for expectant parents

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

classes for expecting parents pregnant in SavannahPrepared Childbirth Saturday Session

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. Feb. 6,
Memorial University Medical Center
This full-day course gives an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology and explains the process of labor and delivery in simple, easy-to-understand terms. It is designed for parents who live outside of Savannah or have schedules that make it difficult to attend weekday classes. This course includes a tour of the labor and delivery unit. This class is popular, so please register early. The cost is $75 per couple. For more information, call 912-350-BORN (2676).

Labor and Delivery Tour

3:45-4:45 p.m., Sun. Feb. 7
Memorial University Medical Center
Want to take a look around before the big day? Register for a tour of our labor and delivery areas. The tour is held once a month and fills up quickly, so please register early. Call 912-350-BORN (2676).

Baby Basics

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat. Feb. 20
Memorial University Medical Center
This class is strongly recommended for first-time parents. A variety of topics are covered, including basic newborn care, feeding, infant hygiene, life with a new baby, safety in the home, car seat safety, and infant CPR. $45 per couple.

If you have questions, please call 912-350-BORN (2676).

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Kids’ Art Club, Parents’ Night Out @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah & Pooler

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Parents Night Out Scribble Art Studio Savannah Pooler

Give the kids a night out (and yourself a break!) with Kid’s Club in Savannah and Pooler.

Saturday nights are a happening night at Scribble Art Studio.

To register your little artist for a great night of a movie, pizza, and a craft at either studio click here.

Each club night, Scribble screens a different movie and has a craft themed to the movie.

Drop off 6-9pm, $30/kid ($20/siblings), to sign up call 912-713-7376 or register here. Pre-registration required.

To learn more about Scribble’s summer camps, art classes & children’s birthdays in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Savannah location: 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Pooler location: 115 Canal St, Pooler, GA 31322

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

 

La Leche League of Georgia statewide conference, Nov. 6-8, Jekyll Is., Ga.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

­ La Leche League of Georgia statewide conference, LLLove and Growth: Celebrating 50 Years, Nov. 6-­8, 2015, Jekyll Island, Ga

Register now for La Leche League of Georgia 2015 Breastfeeeding & Parenting Statewide Conference on Jekyll Island, Ga.

Parent and healthcare provider sessions will be offered.

Leche League of Georgia will hold its statewide conference, LLLove and Growth: Celebrating 50 Years, on Nov. 6­-8, 2015, on Jekyll Island, Ga.

The conference features infant sleep expert Dr. James McKenna. His opening session will discuss “Biological Origins of Humankind’s Oldest and Most Successful Feeding and Sleeping Arrangement” (CERP).

Register here. 

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Breastfeeding, early childhood development, and parenting will be among the many topics covered during the conference. Continuing education credits will be offered to professional healthcare providers, and other sessions will offer support and enrichment for Georgia La Leche League Leaders and Leader Applicants.

Several hundred parents, children and healthcare providers plan to attend the conference to hear notable breastfeeding experts.

Featured speakers include Dr. James McKenna, Director of the Mother­Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. McKenna, author of Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parents’ Guide to Cosleeping, is recognized as the world’s leading authority on mother­infant cosleeping in relation to breastfeeding and SIDS.

Other experts, including Dawn Burke, Associate Professional Liaison Administrator for La Leche League of Georgia, who will present a session on the La Leche League Leader’s role in custody situations, will present the latest information on healthcare issues related to breastfeeding.

Subjects to be covered in this healthcare provider seminar include::
● Updates and most recent recommendations in positioning
● Ankyloglossia, also known as “tongue tie”
● Access to breastfeeding support in Georgia
● Meeting the needs of the African­American community

Popular parenting sessions will include discussions on working with your healthcare provider for
breastfeeding success, breastfeeding after returning to work, the mechanics of milk supply,
breast reduction surgery and breastfeeding, weaning, early childhood education, gentle
discipline, the importance of mother’s significant other, and ways to use herbs and natural
cleaning solutions in the home.

La Leche League of Georgia has been providing information, education, and support to the
breastfeeding families of our area since 1963. All members of the breastfeeding community are
welcomed to attend to develop their skills, deepen their understanding of the many variations of
normal, strengthen their foundations of friendship, and foster respectful collaboration.

Registration and complete conference session offerings and information can be found here.

About La Leche League

La Leche League (LLL) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, and nonsectarian organization recognized as an authority on breastfeeding around the world. LLL’s mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother­to­mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

For more information, click here. On Facebook here. 

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Savannah 2015 Labor Day Rally to Improve Birth

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Labor Day Savannah Rally to Improve Birth

You’re invited to the Savannah 2015 Rally to Improve Birth

Monday, Sept 7 2015
10AM-Noon
Forsyth Park @ Drayton St & East Park Ave, Savannah, Georgia 31401

Supporters will take to the sidewalks of beautiful Forsyth Park to spread their message of evidence based care and humanity in childbirth!
Join in at 10AM at the very south end of the park, between the basketball court and the sidewalk. There will be vendor tables and goodie bags for the first 25 ladies to sign in.

All are welcome, family is encouraged.

Learn more here.

Hosted by Improvingbirth. org-Savannah

World Breastfeeding Month: How working moms can successfully breastfeed

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Memorial Health lactation services breastfeedingReturning to work is a major factor in derailing many moms’ breastfeeding plans. The good news is that women and their employers can take some simple steps to support successful breastfeeding and, ultimately, healthier babies.

Wendy Nichols Memorial Health Savannah lactation consultant

Wendy Nichols, R.N., a board-certified lactation consultant

Wendy Nichols, R.N., a board-certified lactation consultant at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, says a robust milk supply that can last must be well established early on. It should start during the first 60 minutes after birth.

A few weeks before returning to work, mothers may begin expressing some extra milk every day and freezing it. Milk stored in containers designed for breast milk can be frozen for at least three months in a refrigerator freezer, and twice that long in a deep freeze.

Finally, the Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide “reasonable break time” for an employee to express breast milk, as well as a private location (other than a bathroom) for milk expression.

For a list of resources for breastfeeding moms, visit women.memorialhealth.com or call 912-350-8164.

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Free ice cream social & party, Aug. 1, Savannah

Monday, July 27th, 2015

free ice cream social Howard Hand in Hand Savannah The Howard Hand In Hand Support Program For Children at St. Joseph’s/Candler invites you to a free an ice cream social and party Aug. 1.

All parents and children are invited.

The Howard Hand In Hand Support Program for Children helps kids who are facing the serious illness of a parent or loved one. The Aug. 1 party is a celebration to remind kids that they are not alone. Out of school, summer can be a tough time for kids facing difficult situations.

WHEN: 2-4 p.m., Saturday Aug. 1
WHERE: The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 225 Candler Drive (across the street from Candler Hospital)

THE DETAILS: Ice cream, train rides, live princesses and superheroes, face painting and all kinds of other fun. Come join the fun.

To learn more about the Howard Hand In Hand Program, visit www.sjchs.org/howard-hand-in-hand.

Kids’ Art Club, Parents’ Night Out @ Scribble Art Studio, Savannah & Pooler

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Scribble Art Studio Savannah Pooler Kids Club Parents Night Out Give the kids a night out (and yourself a break!) with Kid’s Club in Savannah and Pooler.

Saturday nights are a happening night at Scribble Art Studio.

To register your little artist for a great night of a movie, pizza, and a craft at either studio click the link below.

Each club night, Scribble screens a different movie and has a craft themed to the movie.

Drop off 6-9pm, $30/kid ($20/siblings), to sign up call 912-713-7376 or register here. Pre-registration required.

To learn more about Scribble’s summer camps, art classes & children’s birthdays in Pooler & Savannah, click here or call 912-713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com

Savannah location: 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401

Pooler location: 115 Canal St, Pooler, GA 31322

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler also offers private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Summit Gymnastics offers tumbling, recreational gymnastics plus Tiny Tots playtime & Parents Night Out

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Summit Gymnastics Savannah logo 2015For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Call & schedule your child’s FREE TRIAL CLASS: 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

Classes offered @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah include:
Tumble Bears
For ages 28 months-5 years

Girls & Boys Recreational
For ages 6 & older

Girls & Boys Tumbling
For ages 6 & older

Program costs: Fees are based on a seven-week session.

Military Discount: Summit offers military a 20% discount off session fees. (not to be used with any other discount) Military ID required.

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Tiny Tots Playtime @ Summit Gymnastics

Every Tuesday & Thursday
9:30-11AM
$5 per child
For children ages 5 & younger
Child must be accompanied by an adult
Open to all children. Children do not have to be enrolled at Summit Gymnastics to attend.

Call 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com.

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Parents Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics 

Sat. March 14, 7-11 PM
For ages 4 & older
Cost for program members: $20 per child/$40 per family
Team members: $15 per child/$25 per family
Cost for non-program members: $25 per child/$45 per family
To enroll call 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com.

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Back Handspring Clinic
Trying to get ready for Cheer tryouts and need you back handspring?
You’re invited to Summit Gymnastics second back handspring clinic on Sunday March 15, 11AM- 1:30PM Cost: $25.

Focus is on back handsprings & round-off back handsprings.

Already have your back handspring? Let Summit help you perfect it.

Other upcoming back handspring clinics
11AM-1:30PM April 19
11AM-1:30PM May 17

To enroll call 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com.

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Parents’ Night Out @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah, Feb. 7

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Summit Gymnastics Savannah Parents Night Out Summit Gymnastics – the go-to spot for tumbling & gymnastics in Savannah – is offering Parents Night Out, Feb. 7.

Here’s your chance to have a well-deserved break from the kids. Go out & know that your kids are safe & having a great time with trained instructors. Don’t worry about feeding your kids, Summit Gymnastics will take care of that, too.

Saturday, February 7th, 2015
7-11pm
Program Members: $20.00 per child/$40.00 per family
Team Members: $15.00 per child/$25.00 per family
Non-Program Members: $25.00 per child/$45.00 per family

For ages 4 & older.

Advanced registration is appreciated. Please call 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

All proceeds will help send Summit Gymnastics’ Optional (Levels 6-10) Team Girls to the WOGA Invitational in Frisco, Texas.

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser