From press release
Offered by the OSF St. Anthony Center for Life, the four-session Preparation for Parenthood classes (
Baby 101”) help expectant parents through the exciting, yet sometimes apprehensive time of pregnancy, childbirth and early post-partum period.
The next class will begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Foundation Room at the Medical Center.
Sessions cover such topics as the signs and symptoms of true labor versus false labor, breathing and relaxation techniques, non-medical pain management options, pain medications, epidurals, Caesarian sections, packing the suitcase and selecting a pediatrician.
Breastfeeding and infant/child CPR instruction will be offered at times and dates separate from the prenatal classes, but they are included in the fees.
The fee for the prenatal classes is $35 if the baby is delivered at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center; $60 if delivered elsewhere.
Registration, preferably in the fourth or fifth month of pregnancy, is required. For information or registration, call (815) 227-2695.
From the September 30 – October 6, 2009 issue