Prenatal Class

Mother holding new baby gently and lovingly by window

With: Dr. Irene Papaconstadopoulos, MD FAAP. Board Certified Pediatrician

When: October 9, 2019 @ 2pm

Where: HMSA offices Kahului (next to Target)

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Know before Due-day! Studies have shown that learning about breastfeeding and normal newborn growth BEFORE delivery increases your chances of succeeding in breastfeeding your baby.

This FREE 1 hour class is ideal for first time parents. It covers what to expect in the first days as a new parent, normal growth, breastfeeding basics, supply issues, maternal medication management, vitamin supplementation, exercise and breastfeeding and how your Pediatrician can support you through lactation difficulties. In addition, expecting parents will have the opportunity to have a Q&A session with the pediatrician.

Pediatrician Dr. Irene Papaconstadopoulos, MD

Dr. Irene is a Board Certified Pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She earned her Medical Degree from the University of Athens, Greece in 2008 and completed her residency training in Pediatrics at the Unterberg Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of Drexel University in New Jersey, and at St. Sophia Children’s Hospital of the University of Athens, Greece with additional training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. Prior to Medical School, she had graduated summa cum laude with a B.Sc. in Sports Science and Physical Education from the same University.

In addition to working as a Pediatrician in Europe, she has clinical experience in Pediatric allergy, asthma and dermatology and has held positions such as lecturer for the University of Athens, Team doctor for the Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team of Greece and Pediatrician/Scientific associate for the Department of Allergy and Asthma of the 1st Department of Pediatrics, University of Athens.

Irene is a former World-class synchronized swimmer and coach. She was a member of the Greek National Team in synchronized swimming competing in both team and duet events and has placed in the top 5 in European Aquatics Championships and finals in World Championships prior to her decision to become a Pediatrician. Her goal is to combine evidence-based Pediatrics with her experience as a swimmer and coach, providing personalized care to each child and teenager. Born in Washington, DC, she moved when she was 10 years old with her parents to Athens, Greece. She currently lives in Maui, Hawaii with her husband and two young sons, where she feels honored to be able to combine her passion for Pediatrics with the promotion of health and fitness through aquatic sports. Out of the office, she enjoys time with her family and friends paddling, swimming, surfing and traveling.