Pregnancy

South Jersey Mom Celebrates Baby’s Birth After Historic Heart Procedure During Pregnancy

Elenilza Tritten and husband, Taylor were looking forward to welcoming their son, Denver, into the world. However, Elenilza desperately needed a mitral valve replacement. She became the first person to have the procedure while pregnant, and this medical first would save Elenilza from heart failure during her pregnancy. Denver was born in October at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

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Delivering the Natural Way

This three-night program focuses on a natural approach to childbirth, and non-medical labor and delivery management. The sessions cover changes in your body and the techniques to manage discomfort during labor. Each learning session will be accompanied by a practice session in specialized comfort, breathing and relaxation techniques.

Dates: Thursdays: Feb. 6, 13 & 20
Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Location: Virtua Voorhees Hospital, 100 Bowman Dr, Lobby B, Voorhees, NJ
Cost: $130 per couple

Register online or call 888-847-8823.

Birth Plan Basics

Giving birth is easier and less intimidating when you know what to expect and how to communicate your preferences to your hospital team. In this class, certified doula Jodi Green calls upon her 17 years of experience at Virtua to offer labor support suggestions and easy tips to remember when making informed choices for your birth. Topics include building your team, what to bring to the hospital, how to know when it's time to go to the hospital, and what to expect from your arrival until your baby is born. 

Dates: Thursday, Feb. 6 or Thursday, March 5
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Virtua Voorhees Hospital, 100 Bowman Dr, Lobby B, Voorhees, NJ
Cost: $30 per couple
Register online or call 888-847-8823.

Birthing and Babies Blitz!

This class combines our Labor Basics and Baby Basics classes, all in one day! It's an active, all-day, all-in-one class for expectant parents to prepare for labor and delivery, as well as newborn care. Labor and delivery topics include pain management information, birth, and adjustments after delivery. (Breathing and relaxing techniques, and breastfeeding are not included). Baby Basics topics include basic infant care such as feeding, bathing, diapering, characteristics of the newborn, car seat safety, and more. A pediatrician (when available) will discuss common newborn topics.
 
Date: Saturday, March 7
Time: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Virtua Voorhees Hospital, 100 Bowman Dr, Lobby B, Voorhees, NJ
Cost: $120 per couple
Register online or call 888-847-8823.
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