Classes & Events

2/19/2008
Get Fit Challenge Community Kick-Off
MeritCare is partnering with The Forum in the Get Fit Challenge which allows readers to follow along as three individuals work to improve their health and fitness. Join “Get Fit” participants in their journey to better health by attending a community kick-off event. (Read More)
2/19/2008
Shape Up Your Meal Series
Discover the simple and flavorful world of healthy foods. Join local MeritCare dietitians for monthly classes where you’ll enhance your skills and knowledge to prepare nutritious meals.(Read More)
2/19/2008

Caring For Your Newborn
This class will cover early parenting skills, safety, bathing, diapering, adapting to change—all things you will need to know to care for your newborn. This class is intended for first time parents. Classes are four times a month, usually an evening class from 7-9 p.m. and occasionally a Saturday afternoon from 12:30- 2:30 p.m. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
2/20/2008
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2/22/2008

Cares for Kids Radiothon
Y94, BOB 95 FM and Mojo 104.7 will broadcast live from MeritCare’s downtown campus to raise money for MeritCare Children’s Hospital. Stop by and help support our Children’s Hospital. 100% of your contributions stay in our community! (Read More)
2/20/2008

Lamaze: Skills for Labor and Life
Lamaze classes are much more than breathing! Topics include positioning and massage techniques, comfort measures, relaxation skills, and labor support. Classes focus on practice and discussion, giving clients information so they can make informed choices. Class sizes are limited and we encourage registering for classes by the 6th month. Classes are subject to availability. Weekend classes are generally Friday night(7:00-9:30pm/Saturday day (9am – 5pm) or Saturday (10 am – 5pm)/Sunday (12-5pm).(Read More)
2/20/2008

Cardiac Rehab Workshop
“Exercise Applications for Special Populations-Making Your Program the Best That It Can Be” Each year the MeritCare Cardiac Rehab workshop seeks to provide an opportunity to learn and grow practical aspects which you can use to create a successful Cardiac Rehab program in your own community. This year, the 1 1/2 day workshop focuses on “Exercise Applications for Special Populations” and is designed for cardiac rehab professionals. (Read More)
2/21/2008

Car Seat Safety Checks
Statistically four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly. The third Thursday of each month Safe Kids Fargo/Moorhead conduct Car Seat Check Up Events at F-M Ambulance (2215 18th St. S.) from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Trained technicians will be available to assist parents and caregivers with using their car seats correctly. (Read More)
2/21/2008
MeritCare Dermatology & Cosmetic Services Open House
MeritCare Dermatology & Cosmetic Services is hosting an Open House. You’re invited! Enjoy 25% off skin care products and cosmetics when you stop in! Discover the look you’ve always wanted. (Read More)
2/21/2008

Lamaze: Skills for Labor and Life
Lamaze classes are much more than breathing! Topics include positioning and massage techniques, comfort measures, relaxation skills, and labor support. Classes focus on practice and discussion, giving clients information so they can make informed choices. Class sizes are limited and we encourage registering for classes by the 6th month. Classes are subject to availability. Weekend classes are generally Friday night(7:00-9:30pm/Saturday day (9am – 5pm) or Saturday (10 am – 5pm)/Sunday (12-5pm).(Read More)
2/23/2008

CPR for Family & Friends
Participants will learn the ABCs of CPR, how to manage airway obstruction and will receive an American Heart Association participation card. Classes are held twice a month with one evening class from 6-9 p.m. and a Saturday class from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. New parents delivering at MeritCare may attend at no charge. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
2/23/2008

Lamaze: Skills for Labor and Life
Lamaze classes are much more than breathing! Topics include positioning and massage techniques, comfort measures, relaxation skills, and labor support. Classes focus on practice and discussion, giving clients information so they can make informed choices. Class sizes are limited and we encourage registering for classes by the 6th month. Classes are subject to availability. Weekend classes are generally Friday night(7:00-9:30pm/Saturday day (9am – 5pm) or Saturday (10 am – 5pm)/Sunday (12-5pm).(Read More)
2/25/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
2/25/2008
Lighting the Way: MeritCare Rededication Ceremony
Join us for a special program celebrating a century of caring on MeritCare’s 100th birthday — February 25, 2008.(Read More)
2/25/2008
Historic Display Tours
MeritCare’s history will be showcased in a special centennial historic display. The display will take viewers through a detailed timeline of notable events during the last century.(Read More)
2/25/2008
Car Seat Safety Check
Statistically four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly. In this area and nation-wide the most common car seat misuse is not getting the seat tight enough in the vehicle. (Read More)
2/25/2008
Women with Diabetes and Endocrine-Related Issues
Come and learn more about women’s issues with diabetes and endocrine-related disorders with Dr. Julie Hallinger-Johnson, endocrinology and Dr. Julie Blehm, internal medicine. Do you have questions about your diagnosis or treatment? Whether you have been recently diagnosed, have had diabetes or an endocrine-related disorder for a long time, or are a caregiver or family member, this event is for you. (Read More)
2/25/2008

Living with Diabetes
This ongoing quarterly community event is designed for patients with Diabetes and their families. The goal of the program is to provide a unique opportunity to learn more about ways to enhance your lifestyle even with this disease process occurring. The format for these sessions include educational lecture followed by group discussion. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
2/26/2008

Lamaze Refresher
Lamaze classes are much more than breathing! Topics include positioning and massage techniques, comfort measures, relaxation skills, and labor support. Classes focus on practice and discussion, giving clients information so they can make informed choices. Class sizes are limited and we encourage registering for classes by the 6th month. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
2/26/2008

Caring For Your Newborn
This class will cover early parenting skills, safety, bathing, diapering, adapting to change—all things you will need to know to care for your newborn. This class is intended for first time parents. Classes are four times a month, usually an evening class from 7-9 p.m. and occasionally a Saturday afternoon from 12:30- 2:30 p.m. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
2/27/2008

Bariatric Surgery Support Group
This group provides a way for the participants to learn about bariatric surgery. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about the procedure and to meet people who have had the surgery. People considering bariatric surgery, or those who have already had the surgery performed, are welcome to attend.(Read More)
2/27/2008

Car Seat 101 (Class for Expectant Parents)
Class will cover the law, the type of seat, and where they get placed for newborns. Class is for Expentant Parents in the 6 – 7 month of pregnancy – but you are welcome anytime during your pregnancy.(Read More)
2/28/2008

Your Labor Experience: What to Expect
MeritCare is now offering a two-hour educational class for parents expecting a baby. This class will cover questions from the hospital to delivery. We will focus on labor and what you can expect. The class is open to anyone, free to those delivering at MeritCare. Suggested time to take the class is during your 7th to 9th month of Pregnancy. Some of the topics discussed include: – Hospital visits: What to expect and questions to ask – Pain management options – What to expect if there are complications In addition to this class, Meritcare offers Lamaze throughout the year. Suggested this 2 hour class be taken during the 7th – 9th month of Labor(Read More)
2/29/2008
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3/1/2008

Maternal, Neonatal and Pediatric Conference
This conference is designed to provide up-to-date information on the care of premature and term newborns, children and adolescents. Special focus will be on current standards of care and guidelines on the management of common and less common problems in maternal, neonatal and pediatric practice. The target audience for this conference includes physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and other interested health care professionals. (Read More)
March 2008
2/29/2008
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3/1/2008

Maternal, Neonatal and Pediatric Conference
This conference is designed to provide up-to-date information on the care of premature and term newborns, children and adolescents. Special focus will be on current standards of care and guidelines on the management of common and less common problems in maternal, neonatal and pediatric practice. The target audience for this conference includes physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and other interested health care professionals. (Read More)
3/1/2008

CPR for Family & Friends
Participants will learn the ABCs of CPR, how to manage airway obstruction and will receive an American Heart Association participation card. Classes are held twice a month with one evening class from 6-9 p.m. and a Saturday class from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. New parents delivering at MeritCare may attend at no charge. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/3/2008

Lamaze: Skills for Labor and Life
Lamaze classes are much more than breathing! Topics include positioning and massage techniques, comfort measures, relaxation skills, and labor support. Classes focus on practice and discussion, giving clients information so they can make informed choices. Class sizes are limited and we encourage registering for classes by the 6th month. Classes are subject to availability. Weekend classes are generally Friday night(7:00-9:30pm/Saturday day (9am – 5pm) or Saturday (10 am – 5pm)/Sunday (12-5pm).(Read More)
3/4/2008
Pre-Diabetes, What Now?
If you or someone you know has pre-diabetes, this class is for you. MeritCare dietitians, diabetes educators and exercise physiologists are teaming up to bring you the information that you need.(Read More)
3/4/2008

Our Family is Having a Baby!
This 1 1/2 hour class is designed for “brothers and sisters to be,” ages 3 to 7 years to aid in adjusting to the addition of a new baby in the family. The class includes: characteristics and actions of a newborn, feeding the new baby, care of a newborn using demonstrations, doll play and a tour of the Family Birth Center. One or both parents should accompany the child to class. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/8/2008

MeritCare Parents’ Fair
This is a free educational event which provides valuable information on parenting. Dr. Ruth Peters, clinical psychologist, will hold sessions on raising responsible children and a philosophy of disciplining children. Dr. Peters currently serves as a contributor to NBC’s Today Show and has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and a contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America.(Read More)
3/8/2008
Migraines for Life: Taking Control
If you suffer from migraines, learn how to take control. Join Dr. Cynthia Knutson and staff from MeritCare’s Headache Clinic for a unique educational presentation focusing on lifestyle issues that affect migraine control. (Read More)
3/8/2008
Heartsaver CPR for Daycare Providers
This course will cover information about prevention of injuries and cardiac arrest, CPR, and relief of choking for infant and child victims up to 8 years of age. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/11/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/11/2008
MS Monthly
Join us on the second Tuesday of each month for an informational session and dinner as we discuss Multiple Sclerosis topics that affect you. Open to patient and any family members or friends.(Read More)
3/11/2008

Lamaze: Skills for Labor and Life
Lamaze classes are much more than breathing! Topics include positioning and massage techniques, comfort measures, relaxation skills, and labor support. Classes focus on practice and discussion, giving clients information so they can make informed choices. Class sizes are limited and we encourage registering for classes by the 6th month. Classes are subject to availability. Weekend classes are generally Friday night(7:00-9:30pm/Saturday day (9am – 5pm) or Saturday (10 am – 5pm)/Sunday (12-5pm).(Read More)
3/11/2008

Caring For Your Newborn
This class will cover early parenting skills, safety, bathing, diapering, adapting to change—all things you will need to know to care for your newborn. This class is intended for first time parents. Classes are four times a month, usually an evening class from 7-9 p.m. and occasionally a Saturday afternoon from 12:30- 2:30 p.m. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/13/2008

Car Seat 101 (Class for Expectant Parents)
Class will cover the law, the type of seat, and where they get placed for newborns. Class is for Expentant Parents in the 6 – 7 month of pregnancy – but you are welcome anytime during your pregnancy.(Read More)
3/15/2008

Breastfeeding Beginnings
This class offers factual, practical research-based information on breastfeeding for the pregnant woman and her support persons. It will focus on information on the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning, and support to promote a positive breastfeeding experience. Classes are subject to availability.(Read More)
3/15/2008

Caring For Your Newborn
This class will cover early parenting skills, safety, bathing, diapering, adapting to change—all things you will need to know to care for your newborn. This class is intended for first time parents. Classes are four times a month, usually an evening class from 7-9 p.m. and occasionally a Saturday afternoon from 12:30- 2:30 p.m. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/18/2008

CPR for Family & Friends
Participants will learn the ABCs of CPR, how to manage airway obstruction and will receive an American Heart Association participation card. Classes are held twice a month with one evening class from 6-9 p.m. and a Saturday class from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. New parents delivering at MeritCare may attend at no charge. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/18/2008
Shape Up Your Meal Series
Discover the simple and flavorful world of healthy foods. Join local MeritCare dietitians for monthly classes where you’ll enhance your skills and knowledge to prepare nutritious meals.(Read More)
3/18/2008

Car Seat 101 (Class for Expectant Parents)
Class will cover the law, the type of seat, and where they get placed for newborns. Class is for Expentant Parents in the 6 – 7 month of pregnancy – but you are welcome anytime during your pregnancy.(Read More)
3/19/2008

Your Labor Experience: What to Expect
MeritCare is now offering a two-hour educational class for parents expecting a baby. This class will cover questions from the hospital to delivery. We will focus on labor and what you can expect. The class is open to anyone, free to those delivering at MeritCare. Suggested time to take the class is during your 7th to 9th month of Pregnancy. Some of the topics discussed include: – Hospital visits: What to expect and questions to ask – Pain management options – What to expect if there are complications In addition to this class, Meritcare offers Lamaze throughout the year. Suggested this 2 hour class be taken during the 7th – 9th month of Labor(Read More)
3/20/2008

Car Seat Safety Checks
Statistically four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly. The third Thursday of each month Safe Kids Fargo/Moorhead conduct Car Seat Check Up Events at F-M Ambulance (2215 18th St. S.) from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Trained technicians will be available to assist parents and caregivers with using their car seats correctly. (Read More)
3/20/2008

Baby Signs ® Parent Workshop
The Parent Workshop is specially designed for expectant parents and parents of children from birth to 24 months of age. The workshop will teach you all you need to know to begin using Baby Signs ® at home. What’s covered:
History of the Baby Signs ® program
Why we should use signs
When to start teaching signs
How to teach signs
Builds your signing vocabulary
(Read More)
3/24/2008
Car Seat Safety Check
Statistically four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly. In this area and nation-wide the most common car seat misuse is not getting the seat tight enough in the vehicle. (Read More)
3/24/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/24/2008

Caring For Your Newborn
This class will cover early parenting skills, safety, bathing, diapering, adapting to change—all things you will need to know to care for your newborn. This class is intended for first time parents. Classes are four times a month, usually an evening class from 7-9 p.m. and occasionally a Saturday afternoon from 12:30- 2:30 p.m. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/25/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/25/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/25/2008

Our Family is Having a Baby!
This 1 1/2 hour class is designed for “brothers and sisters to be,” ages 3 to 7 years to aid in adjusting to the addition of a new baby in the family. The class includes: characteristics and actions of a newborn, feeding the new baby, care of a newborn using demonstrations, doll play and a tour of the Family Birth Center. One or both parents should accompany the child to class. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/26/2008

Bariatric Surgery Support Group
This group provides a way for the participants to learn about bariatric surgery. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about the procedure and to meet people who have had the surgery. People considering bariatric surgery, or those who have already had the surgery performed, are welcome to attend.(Read More)
3/27/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/27/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/29/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
3/29/2008

Lamaze: Skills for Labor and Life
Lamaze classes are much more than breathing! Topics include positioning and massage techniques, comfort measures, relaxation skills, and labor support. Classes focus on practice and discussion, giving clients information so they can make informed choices. Class sizes are limited and we encourage registering for classes by the 6th month. Classes are subject to availability. Weekend classes are generally Friday night(7:00-9:30pm/Saturday day (9am – 5pm) or Saturday (10 am – 5pm)/Sunday (12-5pm).(Read More)
April 2008
4/1/2008

Our Family is Having a Baby!
This 1 1/2 hour class is designed for “brothers and sisters to be,” ages 3 to 7 years to aid in adjusting to the addition of a new baby in the family. The class includes: characteristics and actions of a newborn, feeding the new baby, care of a newborn using demonstrations, doll play and a tour of the Family Birth Center. One or both parents should accompany the child to class. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
4/3/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
4/3/2008

Caring For Your Newborn
This class will cover early parenting skills, safety, bathing, diapering, adapting to change—all things you will need to know to care for your newborn. This class is intended for first time parents. Classes are four times a month, usually an evening class from 7-9 p.m. and occasionally a Saturday afternoon from 12:30- 2:30 p.m. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
4/5/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
4/7/2008

CPR for Family & Friends
Participants will learn the ABCs of CPR, how to manage airway obstruction and will receive an American Heart Association participation card. Classes are held twice a month with one evening class from 6-9 p.m. and a Saturday class from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. New parents delivering at MeritCare may attend at no charge. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
4/7/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
4/7/2008

Lamaze: Skills for Labor and Life
Lamaze classes are much more than breathing! Topics include positioning and massage techniques, comfort measures, relaxation skills, and labor support. Classes focus on practice and discussion, giving clients information so they can make informed choices. Class sizes are limited and we encourage registering for classes by the 6th month. Classes are subject to availability. Weekend classes are generally Friday night(7:00-9:30pm/Saturday day (9am – 5pm) or Saturday (10 am – 5pm)/Sunday (12-5pm).(Read More)
4/8/2008

Lamaze: Skills for Labor and Life
Lamaze classes are much more than breathing! Topics include positioning and massage techniques, comfort measures, relaxation skills, and labor support. Classes focus on practice and discussion, giving clients information so they can make informed choices. Class sizes are limited and we encourage registering for classes by the 6th month. Classes are subject to availability. Weekend classes are generally Friday night(7:00-9:30pm/Saturday day (9am – 5pm) or Saturday (10 am – 5pm)/Sunday (12-5pm).(Read More)
4/8/2008
MS Monthly
Join us on the second Tuesday of each month for an informational session and dinner as we discuss Multiple Sclerosis topics that affect you. Open to patient and any family members or friends.(Read More)
4/8/2008

Breastfeeding Beginnings
This class offers factual, practical research-based information on breastfeeding for the pregnant woman and her support persons. It will focus on information on the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning, and support to promote a positive breastfeeding experience. Classes are subject to availability.(Read More)
4/9/2008

Baby Signs ® Parent Workshop
The Parent Workshop is specially designed for expectant parents and parents of children from birth to 24 months of age. The workshop will teach you all you need to know to begin using Baby Signs ® at home. What’s covered:
History of the Baby Signs ® program
Why we should use signs
When to start teaching signs
How to teach signs
Builds your signing vocabulary
(Read More)
4/10/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
4/10/2008

Car Seat 101 (Class for Expectant Parents)
Class will cover the law, the type of seat, and where they get placed for newborns. Class is for Expentant Parents in the 6 – 7 month of pregnancy – but you are welcome anytime during your pregnancy.(Read More)
4/11/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
4/14/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
4/15/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
4/15/2008

Caring For Your Newborn
This class will cover early parenting skills, safety, bathing, diapering, adapting to change—all things you will need to know to care for your newborn. This class is intended for first time parents. Classes are four times a month, usually an evening class from 7-9 p.m. and occasionally a Saturday afternoon from 12:30- 2:30 p.m. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
4/17/2008

Car Seat Safety Checks
Statistically four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly. The third Thursday of each month Safe Kids Fargo/Moorhead conduct Car Seat Check Up Events at F-M Ambulance (2215 18th St. S.) from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Trained technicians will be available to assist parents and caregivers with using their car seats correctly. (Read More)
4/19/2008

Lamaze: Skills for Labor and Life
Lamaze classes are much more than breathing! Topics include positioning and massage techniques, comfort measures, relaxation skills, and labor support. Classes focus on practice and discussion, giving clients information so they can make informed choices. Class sizes are limited and we encourage registering for classes by the 6th month. Classes are subject to availability. Weekend classes are generally Friday night(7:00-9:30pm/Saturday day (9am – 5pm) or Saturday (10 am – 5pm)/Sunday (12-5pm).(Read More)
4/19/2008

Our Family is Having a Baby!
This 1 1/2 hour class is designed for “brothers and sisters to be,” ages 3 to 7 years to aid in adjusting to the addition of a new baby in the family. The class includes: characteristics and actions of a newborn, feeding the new baby, care of a newborn using demonstrations, doll play and a tour of the Family Birth Center. One or both parents should accompany the child to class. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
4/22/2008

Your Labor Experience: What to Expect
MeritCare is now offering a two-hour educational class for parents expecting a baby. This class will cover questions from the hospital to delivery. We will focus on labor and what you can expect. The class is open to anyone, free to those delivering at MeritCare. Suggested time to take the class is during your 7th to 9th month of Pregnancy. Some of the topics discussed include: – Hospital visits: What to expect and questions to ask – Pain management options – What to expect if there are complications In addition to this class, Meritcare offers Lamaze throughout the year. Suggested this 2 hour class be taken during the 7th – 9th month of Labor(Read More)
4/26/2008

CPR for Family & Friends
Participants will learn the ABCs of CPR, how to manage airway obstruction and will receive an American Heart Association participation card. Classes are held twice a month with one evening class from 6-9 p.m. and a Saturday class from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. New parents delivering at MeritCare may attend at no charge. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
4/28/2008
Car Seat Safety Check
Statistically four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly. In this area and nation-wide the most common car seat misuse is not getting the seat tight enough in the vehicle. (Read More)
4/28/2008

Caring For Your Newborn
This class will cover early parenting skills, safety, bathing, diapering, adapting to change—all things you will need to know to care for your newborn. This class is intended for first time parents. Classes are four times a month, usually an evening class from 7-9 p.m. and occasionally a Saturday afternoon from 12:30- 2:30 p.m. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
4/30/2008

Bariatric Surgery Support Group
This group provides a way for the participants to learn about bariatric surgery. Participants are encouraged to ask questions about the procedure and to meet people who have had the surgery. People considering bariatric surgery, or those who have already had the surgery performed, are welcome to attend.(Read More)
4/30/2008

Car Seat 101 (Class for Expectant Parents)
Class will cover the law, the type of seat, and where they get placed for newborns. Class is for Expentant Parents in the 6 – 7 month of pregnancy – but you are welcome anytime during your pregnancy.(Read More)
May 2008
5/3/2008

Lamaze: Skills for Labor and Life
Lamaze classes are much more than breathing! Topics include positioning and massage techniques, comfort measures, relaxation skills, and labor support. Classes focus on practice and discussion, giving clients information so they can make informed choices. Class sizes are limited and we encourage registering for classes by the 6th month. Classes are subject to availability. Weekend classes are generally Friday night(7:00-9:30pm/Saturday day (9am – 5pm) or Saturday (10 am – 5pm)/Sunday (12-5pm).(Read More)
5/6/2008

Our Family is Having a Baby!
This 1 1/2 hour class is designed for “brothers and sisters to be,” ages 3 to 7 years to aid in adjusting to the addition of a new baby in the family. The class includes: characteristics and actions of a newborn, feeding the new baby, care of a newborn using demonstrations, doll play and a tour of the Family Birth Center. One or both parents should accompany the child to class. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
5/7/2008

Living Well Workshop
MeritCare Health System invites you to participate in a self-management program for people with chronic conditions. This six-part course is offered to enhance coping with symptoms and frustrations of daily living with chronic conditions such as: disease, breathing problems, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and high blood pressure. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
5/8/2008

Car Seat 101 (Class for Expectant Parents)
Class will cover the law, the type of seat, and where they get placed for newborns. Class is for Expentant Parents in the 6 – 7 month of pregnancy – but you are welcome anytime during your pregnancy.(Read More)
5/10/2008

CPR for Family & Friends
Participants will learn the ABCs of CPR, how to manage airway obstruction and will receive an American Heart Association participation card. Classes are held twice a month with one evening class from 6-9 p.m. and a Saturday class from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. New parents delivering at MeritCare may attend at no charge. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
5/13/2008

Caring For Your Newborn
This class will cover early parenting skills, safety, bathing, diapering, adapting to change—all things you will need to know to care for your newborn. This class is intended for first time parents. Classes are four times a month, usually an evening class from 7-9 p.m. and occasionally a Saturday afternoon from 12:30- 2:30 p.m. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)
5/15/2008

Car Seat Safety Checks
Statistically four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly. The third Thursday of each month Safe Kids Fargo/Moorhead conduct Car Seat Check Up Events at F-M Ambulance (2215 18th St. S.) from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Trained technicians will be available to assist parents and caregivers with using their car seats correctly. (Read More)
5/15/2008

CPR for Family & Friends
Participants will learn the ABCs of CPR, how to manage airway obstruction and will receive an American Heart Association participation card. Classes are held twice a month with one evening class from 6-9 p.m. and a Saturday class from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. New parents delivering at MeritCare may attend at no charge. Classes are subject to availability. (Read More)