Ongoing classes and services at Beaufort Memorial

Breastfeeding 101 (Wednesdays)

This two-hour class is designed to educate and prepare moms in the basic techniques and advantages of breastfeeding. Class instruction includes communicating with your child, benefits of breastfeeding, guidelines for proper positioning and latching on, breast pumps, storage of breast milk, and going back to work while continuing to breastfeed.

Contact: Call (843) 522-5570 to pre-register or register online at www.bmhsc.org

Cost: $20

Where: Beaufort Medical Plaza, 3rd floor classroom

Dates: August 15, September 26, October 17, November 28

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Stork’s Nest

Presented by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and March of Dimes, Stork’s Nest is an incentive program designed to encourage all women to receive appropriate prenatal care. Earn points and spend them like dollars on free gifts such as diapers, baby clothing, and breastfeeding supplies. Pick up a Stork’s Nest Registration Card at your doctor’s office or call (843) 522-5570 for more information.

BMH Birthing Center Tours

One of the best ways to take some of the mystery out of your birthing experience is to visit our Birthing Center. Learn what to expect and meet some of our wonderful staff. Tours are offered at no charge the 1st and 3rd Monday evenings of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. No reservations are required. Just report to the Birthing Center lobby and let them know at the desk that you are there for the tour. Children under 14 are not allowed to take part in the tour program.

Contact: (843) 522-5110 if you have a question.

Cost: FREE

Dates: 1st and 3rd Monday evenings of every month

Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The Gift of Motherhood

This two-class series will help you and your partner learn the process of labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, the role of the labor support person, and how to cope with the pain of labor. A registered nurse trained in working with expectant parents facilitates this two-class series. The fee is payable to the instructor at the time of attendance in the form of cash or check.

Contact: (843) 522-5570 to preregister, or register online at www.bmhsc.org

Cost: $60 per couple

Dates: September 4 & 11, November 6 & 13

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Joy of Parenthood

This two-class series is taught by a registered nurse and will help ease that sense of anxiety that comes along with the birth of a baby. You will learn about preparing for your new baby, the newborn appearance and characteristics, caring for a premature baby, feeding your newborn, and taking care of yourself.  A guest pediatrician will also be available to answer questions.

Contact: (843) 522-5570 to preregister, or register online at www.bmhsc.org

Cost: FREE

Dates: August 1 & 8, October 3 & 10, December 5 & 12

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Vascular Disease Screening

Vascular disease involves the entire circulatory system—not just the heart—and, if not detected, can cause a stroke – among other problems.
Beaufort Memorial Hospital offers a complete vascular screening package for only $60 by appointment at the LifeFit Wellness Center in the Beaufort Medical Plaza and in Bluffton at Bluffton Medical Services located in Westbury Park. The low-cost screening includes:


  • Carotid artery scan.
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm scan.
  • Ankle-brachial index scan. You should be screened if you are over 50 and have any of the following risk factors:
  • High blood pressure.
  • Diabetes.
  • High cholesterol.
  • Obesity.
  • Smoking.
  • Family history of vascular disease.

Call (843) 522-5635 to make an appointment, and let the scheduler know whether you would like to be screened in Beaufort or in Bluffton.

LifeFit Wellness Center Membership

The LifeFit Wellness Center at Beaufort Memorial Hospital is staffed by medical professionals and it is designed to meet the needs of all adults – from those with chronic medical conditions to those who simply want to increase their fitness level. With a membership, you will receive a medically based exercise prescription that is individualized by your health history and designed by a medical professional.

There is no long-term contract to sign, just a low monthly membership charge and a one-time orientation fee which includes a comprehensive personal wellness profile, clinically based fitness evaluation, cholesterol check, and a cardiovascular and resistance exercise prescription designed from your personal wellness profile and health history.

For more information go to www.bmhsc.org or to schedule an appointment, please call (843) 522-5635.

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