(October 18, 2013) Pre-K students from Louise S. McGehee School for Girls visited Ochsner's Labor & Delivery floor October 8 - 11 to learn all about caring for a newborn sister or brother from the nursing staff there. Jeni Ducoing, Kristen Malkiewicz, Amanda Lagarde, Kimberly Moline, Tabitha Duvernay, and Julia Azzinari prepared each girl to be a great older sister to her new or current younger sibling.
These nurses taught a total of 33 four-year-old McGehee girls important things about infant care, like how to change diapers, safely hold a baby, and avoid spreading colds. The participating girls also learned a little about pregnancy and childbirth in the process and were able to see an Ochsner newborn. Some even got to practice putting on shoe covers, hairnets, and face masks.
The girls left excited about caring for a younger sister or brother and with bags of supplies to care for their rice babies in their classroom. Academic Outreach would like to thank all of Labor & Delivery, but especially Jeni, Kristen, Amanda, Kimberly, Tabitha, and Julia for providing this wonderful learning opportunity to some of New Orleans' youngest students.
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Above: Jeni Ducoing teaches a student how to change an infant’s diaper.