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Prepared Childbirth and New Mom Classes Offered

The following classes are being offered by Florida Hospital:Mom-baby

Big Brother/Big Sister Classes
Help prepare your child for your trip to the hospital, having a new baby in the house and his or her role as a big brother or big sister.
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Café Annex Classroom
301 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach
6 p.m. classes
Registration required.
To register, call 386-231-3152

BirthCare Center Tours
Expectant parents receive a brief tour of the labor and delivery area and the mother and baby unit.
First Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m.
To learn more, call 386-231-3152

A Happy Reminder of Prepared Childbirth
A one night refresher course on labor, delivery and breathing techniques. Q&A and tours of BirthCare Center offered.
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Medical Office Building, Classroom 2
305 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach
Registration required.
To register, call 386-231-3152

Moms Wednesday Morning
Meet other moms, share and receive information from health care specialists at this informal new mother support group.
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Café Annex Classroom
301 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach
To register, call 386-231-3152

Prepared Childbirth Classes
Six-week series provides information on early labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, active labor, medications, Epidural and comfort measures, C-sections, planning for birth, breastfeeding and infant care issues. 
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Medical Office Building, Classroom 2
305 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach

Florida Hospital Flagler
Education Center, Classroom D
60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast
Cost: $45. Registration required.
To register, call 386-231-3152

Healthy Start and scholarships accepted.

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Bowling in Daytona Beach and Beyond

One of the most family-friendly activities you can is bowling. All ages can participateBowling beach 010
and even the youngest and oldest of family members have a great time. Plus, it's a good way to get some exercise!

If you have never taken the younger kids bowling you are in for a treat. They absolutely love it! All you have to do is ask the bowling alley for bumper bowling to be set up for the young ones. They also have house balls that are for small children, weighing only six pounds, which is light enough for even a three year old to use.

For those taking young children, most alley's will let them bowl in their own shoes or in their socks, which will help you save on rental fees. Besides, they are usually pretty limited on the sizes they have for smaller children.

You may also want to see if the alley can put the kids next to an empty lane or on the first or last lane, with the adults on a lane next to them. This way they will not disturb other bowlers around them, as they are new to learning about bowling etiquette.

Don't worry about how well the small kids bowl or if they follow all the rules. Just let them get used to the idea of the game, rolling the ball down the lane, and learning some of the basics. They will have a blast and so will you!

There are a few bowling alley's around the Daytona Beach area, including Sunshine Bowling in DeLand, Bellair Lanes (closed up) in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Lanes, and Ormond Lanes in Ormond Beach.

By the way, each of the bowling alley's also offer birthday parties for kids. And what kid wouldn't love a bowling birthday party?

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