Berkeley Medical Center offers a variety of classes to help you stay healthy, safe, and informed.

Healthy Living with Diabetes

A three-week comprehensive program taught by a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietician, this program is targeted to help individuals manage diabetes. Classes are conveniently held in our new Diabetes/Nutrition Education office, located at 1004 Tavern Road, Suite A, in Martinsburg, WV. A physician referral is required. A program fee is applicable and is covered by most insurance companies. For more details, call 304-596-6839.

2020 Healthy Living with Diabetes Class Schedule

 


Maternal and Family

 

Prenatal Class

Free and open to moms and babies.

Thursdays from 5 – 7 pm

Via Microsoft Teams App on smartphone/tablet or a computer with webcam

New four-class series are offered every other month. Registration is required to participate. Call 304.264.1297, ext. 2 to register. For more information, contact Tasheema Bullock, RN at tasheema.bullock@wvumedicine.org

Breastfeeding Class — FREE

At Berkeley Medical Center, we promote, educate and support breastfeeding. The Birthing Center’s Breastfeeding Basics classes provide information to prepare and guide you with breastfeeding your baby. These classes are taught by our own certified lactation consultants and counselors.

Breastfeeding classes are free and held in the Berkeley Medical Center’s 8th Floor Classroom. Details on this class are provided in the link below.

Download the Berkeley Medical Center Breastfeeding Class Schedule

As added support to our breastfeeding mothers, we offer weekly Wednesday Latch Checks, a service where mothers can join in a group setting to meet our lactation team, get assistance with latch/position, troubleshoot problems and ask questions.

Latch checks are FREE to breastfeeding moms and their babies. Wednesday Latch Checks are held in the McCormack Center 2nd Floor Conference Room from 10 am. – 11:30 am. each Wednesday.  Simply drop by within that time frame.  To respect the privacy of our participants, this service is only open to mothers and their breastfeeding babies.

Download the Breastfeeding Latch Check Flyer

Cribs for Kids – How to Create a Safe Sleep Environment

  • Always place a baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night, to reduce the risk of SIDS.
  • Use a firm sleep surface, covered by a fitted sheet.
  • Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.
  • Keep soft objects such as pillows and blankets, toys and bumpers out of your baby’s sleep area.
  • Do not smoke during pregnancy or allow smoking around your baby.
  • Do not let your baby get too hot during sleep.
  • Breastfeed your baby.
  • Give your baby a dry pacifier that is not attached to a string for naps and at night to reduce the risk of SIDS.

More Educational Material at Cribsforkids.org


Speakers Bureau — Free

We offer free community programs on a variety of health and lifestyle topics. To arrange a speaker for an upcoming meeting or event, call 304-264-1246.


Community Mini-Med School Seminars

As a community service of University Healthcare and the WVU Health Sciences Center Eastern Division, educational programs are held throughout the year for residents in both Berkeley and Jefferson counties. Watch for upcoming program dates/topics.