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May 9, 2014

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WOMEN’S SUPPORT/PROGRAMS

Support group for women dealing with partner abuse. Talk privately with other women in a healing environment and gain friendship, strength and confidence. Call Christine 781-586-8551 or Clara 978-283-8642.

Cape Ann La Leche League welcomes all mothers with nursing babies and mothers-to-be. Whether you’re thinking of breastfeeding, planning to breastfeed or are presently breastfeeding, LaLeche offers meetings where you can exchange information and be part of a maternal network. Call Cecily 978-282-0192 or Sonja 978-546-1160.

Connecting Young Moms Education/Support Group, conducted by the Social Work Department at Beverly Hospital, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Women’s Health and Medical Arts Building, Beverly Hospital campus. Free. Registration required; call 978-922-3000, ext. 2720.

Free prenatal yoga classes meet every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at Prana Health and Yoga Center, 7A Colonial Road, Salem. Classes focus on safety, breathing exercises, reducing common pregnancy discomforts, improving circulation and easing back pain. Doctor’s approval recommended for those who are new to yoga. Visit www.pranahealthcenter.com.

Widowed Persons’ Support Group meets every other Wednesday, 3 to 5 p.m., in the Longan Room, Addison Gilbert Hospital. No fee or preregistration required. Call 978-283-7102 or 978-281-3275.

Healthy pregnancy workshop, sponsored by the Connecting Young Moms Support Group, a two-hour class to be attended in the first or second trimester. Childbirth series offered to assist young women and their support people to prepare for birth. Class meets one evening a week for seven weeks. Free. To register, call 978-922-3000, ext. 2720.

Postpartum Adjustment Group meets the first and third Friday of every month, 10 to 11 a.m., in the first-floor doctor’s conference room, Beverly Hospital. Led by licensed social worker Carnie Hansen. No fee or registration required. Mothers welcome to bring their babies. 978-922-3000, ext. 2716.

DIABETES SUPPORT/PROGRAMS

Outpatient diabetes management program, sponsored by North Shore Medical Center. Approved by the American Diabetes Association, program teaches patients how to better manage diabetes through lifestyle choices, medication and continuous monitoring. Program is reimbursed by many health insurance policies (referrals may be needed.) New sessions start monthly and are held Tuesdays, 4 to 5:50 p.m., at the Cape Ann Medical Center. To register, call 781-477-3409.

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