Classes & Events

Whether you’re preparing for your first baby or your fifth, the arrival of your newborn will be a big adjustment. It’s never too early to start preparing with prenatal classes. In fact, we encourage you to have all your prenatal and labor classes completed four weeks before your due date. Childbirth classes, baby care classes and breastfeeding classes—for mom, partner and eventually baby—can take some of the stress out of the adjustment and make it that much sweeter to welcome the newest member of your family.

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To ensure public health, registration will be limited for all classes to allow for appropriate physical distancing, and all class participants and instructors must wear masks during class.

Before Baby Arrives                                            After the Baby Arrives
Childbirth Classes / Labor Classes                                   Breastfeeding Bridge Mom/Baby Group
Childbirth Education Essentials
Family & Friends Infant CPR
Baby Care Class
Prenatal Breastfeeding Education

Before Baby Arrives

Childbirth Classes / Education

Childbirth classes / labor classes focus on preparing you for your labor and birth experience, but are so much more than that!

Class topics include:

  • Understanding the labor and birth process
  • How to know you are in labor
  • Comfort measures for labor, including epidural information
  • Caring for yourself after the baby is born
  • Sneak peak at parenting
  • Introduction to car seat safety

Choose either a 4 week class or a weekend series:

  • Childbirth Education Class (4 week class) - Cost: $35
  • Childbirth Education Weekend Series (Meets Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 8:30-11:30am) - Cost: $35

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Childbirth Education Essentials (3 hour class)
Cost: $20

For expecting parents with busy schedules or for expecting parents who have experienced labor and delivery but need a refresher.

Class topics include:

  • Understanding labor and birth process
  • How to know you are in labor
  • Comfort measures for labor

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Family & Friends Infant CPR (1 hour class)
Cost: $5

Under the guidance of a certified CPR instructor you will receive hands-on training in infant CPR and choking. This class is for parents, grandparents and care-givers and can be taken before or after the baby arrives. Please note that this is not a CPR certification course. This class is offered once per month on the 8th floor of Bellin Hospital in the Underwood Conference Room.

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Baby Care Class (3 hour class)
Cost: $20

Baby care class topics include:

  • Bathing
  • Diapering
  • Feeding
  • When to call the doctor
  • Car seat safety
  • Taking a temperature
  • Comforting a crying baby

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Prenatal Breastfeeding Education
Cost: $20

This class will give you and your partner the best start for your breastfeeding journey.

Topics include:

  • General breastfeeding information
  • What to expect the first weeks after your baby is born
  • How to breastfeed video
  • Breast pump information
  • Resources related to breastfeeding

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After the Baby Arrives

Breastfeeding Bridge Mom/Baby Group (1 hour class)
Cost: FREE

Registration is required and limited to 7 moms with their breastfeeding baby. Moms will be required to wear masks and maintain physical distancing during class.

Helping Bridge the Gaps in your Breastfeeding Journey

This Mom/Baby group meets on the 1st Thursday of the month from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm and the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 11:30-12:30 pm.  It is here that you will find:

• A Lactation Consultant available to answer questions

• A free weight check provided for your baby

• Other nursing moms present to network with and share

Location - 720 S. Van Buren St. in the First Floor Generations Conference Room

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