St. John's Hospital Carol Jo Vecchie Women & Childrens Center

415 N 9th St.

Springfield, IL 62702

Baby Basics: In-Person

Aug. 16, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

All instructors are registered nurses at the Women & Infant Center. This class provides information on understanding newborn traits, newborn behaviors, and also crying & comforting. We will go over what skin to skin contact is and discuss its importance, as well as, newborn procedures and newborn appearances. Many parents want to know about what to expect with newborn behaviors. This class provides information on newborn states of alertness, newborn sleep, room-sharing, and newborn breathing patterns. Why do babies cry? This will be answered by talking about newborn crying patterns, comfort techniques, coping with a crying baby, and new parent emotions that will go along with this brand new life experience. Parents will better understand feeding and hunger cues, and then with that, go right on into diapering basics. The last part of the class with wrap up with newborn health and safety. After taking Baby Basics Class, parents will definitely be much more comfortable taking home their newborn. 

This is an in-person class. Registration is required. The class is free for expectant parents delivering at St. John's Hospital. For expectant parents delivering at a different hospital there is a $25.00 fee payable the evening of class. Please arrive a few minutes early to collect class material. You will be contacted via email or phone a few days prior to the class date for confirmation on attending and specific room that class will be in. All classes are held within the Carol Jo Vecchie Women & Childrens Center. Please enter through the lobby. Parking is available in the ramp at 9th & Carpenter Street. Please stop at the information desk to be screened. Masks must be worn at all times while in the building. A support person may attend class as well. 

Spots Available: 1

If you need to cancel this class, please call 217-744-2229, or email womencare@hshs.org.

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