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Prenatal Course Outline

Class #1: Introduction to Teen & Tot Program (TTP)

I.  Introduction

A.  Structure

  • Clinic format
  • Prenatal classes
  • Resources available
  • Making an appointment

B.  Meet the Staff

  • Brief introduction of role/specialty
  • Availability
  • Personal goal that you have achieved or in the process

C.  Purpose/Goals of TTP

  • Address and care for medical needs
  • Assist with completion of educational goals
  • Empower teens with knowledge that will help to improve their parenting skills
  • Questions and answers for staff

II.  Prenatal Class Structure

  • Meeting time
  • Topics to be discussed
  • Food that will be served
  • My Role
  • Journals
  • Advantages/Incentives to attend
  • Choosing a hobby

Class #2: Prenatal Care

I.  Prenatal Care

  • Natural family centered childbirth
  • Healthy living, risk factors and risk behavior
  • Changes during pregnancy: body and mind
  • Trimesters and what they mean
  • Nutrition for the infant
  • Common complications of pregnancy

Class #3: Nutrition

I.  Nutrition

  • Changing nutritional requirements during pregnancy
  • Nutrition during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Nutrition for infants
  • Food Pantries/programs available

II.  Breastfeeding

  • Reasons to breastfeed
  • Resources/support available
  • Nutritional information about breast milk

Class #4: Socio-Economic Issues

I.  Socio-Economic Issues

  •  Housing resources
  • Child care services
  • Home live-in programs

II.  Educational/Vocational Options

  • High School, GED, College & Certificate programs (Count on College)
  • Employment resources

Class #5: Tour of the Labor and Delivery Ward

I.  Tour of Labor & Delivery department
II.  Obtaining a car seat
III.  Introduction to Reach Out and Read (Amy Rothman)

Class #6: Family Planning Session

I.  Family Planning Session

  • Basic anatomy
  • STD/HIV education
  • Options for contraception
  • Design plan for each

Class #7: Child Development

I.  Early child development
II.  Disciplining your child
III.  Introduction to Young Parents on the Rise

Class #8: Newborn Care Basics

I.  Newborn Care Basics

  • Everything you want to know about your new baby
  • Normal and abnormal behavior
  • Giving your child a bath
  • Changing your child's diaper (especially good for new dads)

Class #9: Domestic Violence

I.  Domestic Violence

  • What to do
  • Resources available
  • How does it affect my child?

Class #10: Graduation

I.  Graduation

  • Teen sharing
  • Program evaluations
  • Photo taken
  • Certificate of completion
  • Gifts for moms


Call: 617.414.4528
Fax: 617.414.4092

Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Teen and Tot Program
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
6th Floor
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

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Call: 617.414.4528
Fax: 617.414.4092

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