Walterboro, SC - St. Petersburg General Hospital is offering a range of classes, support groups, and community seminars this month. The following is a list of the classes being offered in March. To register for a class, please call (888) 741-5122 or online at

3/2: Newborn Care Class

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
St. Petersburg General Hospital - Auditorium
6500 38th Ave North, St Petersburg, FL 33710

Spend an enjoyable evening learning baby care basics. Topics covered include newborn characteristics, growth and development, infant safety, and the joys of parenting. No Fee - optional First Year Baby Care manual offered for $20.

3/3: Breastfeeding Support Class

10:30 AM -11:30 AM
St. Petersburg General Hospital - Auditorium
6500 38th Ave North, St Petersburg, FL 33710

All pregnant women and women with babies are welcome to attend our monthly breastfeeding support group. Topics will include: Breastfeeding benefits of the baby, techniques, education and helpful hints; networking with other breastfeeding moms, making new friends and asking questions to one of our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. Moms learn from one another and community resources who periodically provide a short presentation to the group.

3/4: Preparing for Breastfeeding Class

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
St. Petersburg General Hospital - Auditorium
6500 38th Ave North, St Petersburg, FL 33710

A one-time class focused on successful breast feeding. This course is devoted to Mom and her support person(s) to promote a positive breast feeding experience both in the hospital and after going home. This class is taught by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

3/7: A Matter of Balance

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
St. Petersburg General Hospital - Aud A
6500 38th Ave North, St Petersburg, FL 33710

Matter of Balance is an 8 class (in 4 weeks) structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Each class builds on each day and participants are asked to come to all classes. This class is provided for free in partnership with the Community for Aging Resources and Services Inc.

3/7: Stroke Support Club

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Northside Hospital - Medical Office Building - Suite 230
6006 49th Street N St. Petersburg, FL 33709

You are not alone!  Each year, over 795,000 people in the United States will suffer the effects of a stroke. That’s why Northside Hospital & St. Petersburg General Hospital have partnered to offer a free monthly Stroke Support Group -- to offer you advice and provide shared experiences so you can get back to the things you love.

3/9: Advancements in Surgery

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Grand Villas Pinellas Park
8980 49th St. N. Pinellas Park, FL 33782

Ambroise Paré, a 16th-century French surgeon, said that performing surgery is, "To eliminate that which is superfluous, restore that which has been dislocated, separate that which has been united, join that which has been divided and repair the defects of nature.” Join Dr. Matthew Couch as he explains the new advancements in surgery and the innovative techniques that St. Petersburg General Hospital offers, including robotic assisted procedures.

3/13: Daddy 101 Class

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
St. Petersburg General Hospital - Auditorium
6500 38th Ave North, Ste 320 St Petersburg, FL

This class is for the men in the family. New to family life or want to sharpen your skills? This is the place for you! Taught by a veteran fire and EMS expert, learn everything from how to hold your infant, diapering, bathing and what to do in an emergency.

3/15: Breast Cancer Support Group

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
St. Petersburg General Hospital - Auditorium
6500 38th Ave North, Ste 320 St Petersburg, FL

You have found the right place for support, information and understanding. As an accredited cancer hospital, we are here to help before, during and after treatment. We will discuss clinical trials, surgery, lymphedema, lumps and cysts, genetics, side effects and much more.

3/20: Urinary Incontinence Can Be Treated

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lake Seminole Square
8333 Seminole Blvd Seminole, FL 33772

Medications and exercises haven't worked. You still plan your day around restroom locations and skip social events so you won't be embarrassed. Interstim Therapy ® is a different approach to helping people. It has been proven to be a successful solution for many people to treat their overactive bladder systems. This lecture will be presented by Urologist, Dr. Rishi Modh.

3/22: A Chat with the Pain Team

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Princess Martha
411 1st Ave North St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Pain Management is a very important part of surgery. Join members of our Pain Team and Cheryl Fry, PharmD, as they explain the consultation and all the necessary precautions we take to make sure you have a smooth surgery without avoidable pain.

3/22: You Don’t Have to Live with Pelvic Pain

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Seminole Community Library
9200 113th St North Seminole, FL 33772

Pelvic pain is pain in the lowest part of your abdomen and pelvis. In women, pelvic pain might refer to symptoms arising from the reproductive, urinary or digestive systems, or from musculoskeletal sources. Join Meena Jain, MD, as we learn about the options you have so you can live a pain free life.

3/23: Obstetric OB and Delivery Preview Tour

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Petersburg General Hospital - Auditorium
6500 38th Ave North St Petersburg, FL 33710

Learn about our obstetric services and meet our skilled nursing staff. See our beautiful Birthing Center—you will want to be sure to bring your support person(s) to tour with you!

3/24: What to Expect When You Call 911

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Westminster Shores
125 56th Ave South St Petersburg, FL 33705

Hopefully you’ll never need to call 911. However, if the time should ever come, knowing exactly what to do will reduce stress and help you provide emergency responders with vital information. Attend this informative seminar with Jim Barr, EMT, to learn what you need to know if you ever have to call.

3/25: Prepared Childbirth Class

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
St. Petersburg General Hospital - Auditorium
6500 38th Ave North St Petersburg, FL 33710

This course covers the latest techniques to prepare you for your childbirth experience. Your instructor is a Lamaze certified RN, ICEA Certified and prepared with labor and delivery experience! This class content includes labor and delivery, relaxation and breathing, pain management, coping with unexpected events, and the immediate post-partum period. Wear comfortable clothes for floor exercise, please avoid dresses and skirts.

3/30: Walk the Line and Improve Your Balance

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Madeira Beach Recreational Center
200 Rex Place Madeira Beach, FL 33708

Do you worry about falling and getting seriously hurt? Do you find yourself avoiding the things you loved because of your fear of falling? Learn great ways to strengthen yourself and avoid preventable falls with JC Devitt, MSPT.

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