Health Notes

Health Notes is a weekly feature that highlights health and wellness news in the area. Hospitals and other health related agencies may e-mail items to

Female incontinence talk

Free program, “Female Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse” taught by Kaytan Amrute, MD Thursday, May 2, 6:30. Learn about the latest trends for overactive bladder, urgency, stress incontinence along with updates on the vaginal mesh. Registration required:, 203-876-4004.

Diabetes lecture

“Understanding Diabetes,” taught by Maureen Devlin, RD Monday, May 13, 6:30. Get the facts on making choices, eating well and keeping your blood sugar in control. Free; registration required:, 203-876-4004.

Back pain help

“Managing Back Pain Through Neuroradiology,” taught by Vito Errico, MD Thursday, May 23, 6:30. Learn the latest techniques in managing back pain through the use of X-rays, magnetic fields (MRI) and Cat scans. Free; registration required:, 203-876-4004.

Breastfeeding class

Two-hour class covers basic breastfeeding management through discussion and two short videos Thursdays, 7-9, June 13, Sept. 12 and Nov. 14. Topics include first hours and days after birth, importance of skin-to-skin contact, latching and positioning, frequency of nursing, understanding milk supply, common challenges in the early weeks, basic self help and more. Cost: $15/couple. Registration required:, 203-876-4004.

Prepared childbirth education

In-depth series is designed to give the expectant mom and birth partner an understanding of birth options and coping skills for labor and delivery. Classes offered as a series of four classes held once a week for four weeks. Or, a two-part series held two consecutive Saturdays. Register for class around 28th week of pregnancy.

Weekday Series 2: Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6:30-9, $150.

Two-week Saturday series (bring lunch/snack): Series 2, May 11 and 18, 9:30-2; Series 3, Oct.19 and 26, 9:30-2, $150. Registration required,, 203-876-4004.

Young Parent Program

Free childbirth class taught by a registered nurse for women under age 22 offered in six-week sessions. Sessions include lamaze, nutrition, understanding prenatel issues, breastfeeding and bottlefeeding, baby care, family planning and post partem factors. Partners and parents welcome;; 203-876-4285.

Support groups

Groups meet at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave.; 203-876-4004;

Alzheimer’s: first Monday, monthly, 6:30 p.m.

Breast cancer support, Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization meets every other Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m.;

Caring Network Grieving: third Wednesday, monthly, 7 p.m.

Epilepsy: second Monday, monthly, 7 p.m.

Stronger Together, a group for the parents and caregivers of children and young adults with medical complexities: second Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Lupus: third Thursday, monthly, 6:30 p.m.

Multiple sclerosis: second Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

OCD support group

Free obsessive compulsive disorder support group, meets the first and third Thursday of the month, 3-4 p.m., 3rd floor conference room, Connecticut Mental Health Center/CNRU, 34 Park St., New Haven. Conducted by the Yale OCD Research Clinic. Call Eileen 203-974-7768 or Suzanne at 203-974-7523 for more information.