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In-Person Classes

Whether you are delivering your first child or third, our in-person, hands-on childbirth classes will help you prepare for the big day and provide valuable information and advice. Taught by experienced labor and delivery registered nurses, certified lactation counselors and childbirth educators, you will learn the most current medical and safety considerations and have an opportunity to ask all of your questions.

Prepared Childbirth Class With Tour

As your delivery day approaches, you may feel anxious and unsure about what will happen once you go into labor. At this one-day class, taught by our experienced labor and delivery nurses, you and your support partner will go on a tour of the Women & Infants Center and learn:

  • What to expect during labor and birth
  • Breathing, relaxation methods and natural pain relief techniques
  • Medical pain control options including epidurals and other interventions
  • About cesarean births (C-sections)
  • What to expect immediately after delivery

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Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding is healthy for both baby and mom and promotes bonding. In this one-day class, a registered nurse trained in breastfeeding will give new moms all the information they need to prepare to breastfeed. Moms will learn:

  • Proper latch techniques
  • Proper positioning for successful breastfeeding
  • How to establish a good milk supply
  • How frequently you should feed your baby
  • How to know if your baby is getting enough milk
  • How to express milk and store it safely

Our experts also give advice on how to return to work and keep up your milk supply.

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Newborn Care Class

The long-awaited day is here, and you’ve brought your baby home. Now what? A registered nurse helps parents prepare for the first few months at home with their new infant. You will learn:

  • Basic baby care techniques, including:
    • How to bathe your newborn
    • How to take your baby’s temperature
    • How to prepare formula
  • How to safely prepare your home and car for your new arrival
  • Signs of illness
  • When to call your pediatrician

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Birthing, Breastfeeding, and Baby Care 4-Week Class With a Tour

This class series offers everything you need to get ready for your new arrival in one package! Over 4 weeks, meeting one evening per week, new caregivers will tour the Women & Infants Center and get a comprehensive overview of labor and birth, postpartum care, breastfeeding, and caring for a newborn from our three most popular classes (Prepared Childbirth, Breastfeeding, an Newborn Care).

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Comfort Measures

This class is designed for families who have received previous childbirth education and are looking to further increase their knowledge and preparation. This class dives deeper into the physiologic birth process, coping strategies for unmedicated labor and birth, and building a strong support team for pregnancy, labor, birth, and beyond.

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Sibling Class

Designed for expectant siblings between 3 and 8 years of age and their caregiver(s), this class aims to help ease your little one (s) into their new role of big brother or sister.

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Obstetrics Tours

Seeing where you will give birth can help you feel less anxious as the big day approaches. On this 30- to 45-minute free tour, led by our labor and delivery staff, you and your family will visit and learn about our:

  • Women's assessment center
  • Labor and delivery floor
  • Mother-baby floor

This guided tour will highlight where to go when you are in labor, from your arrival at the hospital and admission for labor, to the postpartum period.

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Contact Us

For more information on the Women & Infants Center facility or childbirth education options, please contact our Women's Health Educator at 314-362-1788.