HSHS St. John’s Hospital is excited to announce the availability of in-person prenatal classes for pregnant moms in the region.
 
St. John’s Women and Infants Center offers a wide range of services for mothers and infants. The July/August class schedule can be found by visiting st-johns.org/Events-Classes.
 
Childbirth and baby basics are taught by a by a registered nurse and a certified lactation consultant leads the breastfeeding classes for expectant mothers. All are open to any mom-to-be and their support person.
 
According to the March of Dimes, prenatal education is an important component of supporting healthy pregnancies. Prenatal education promotes the maintenance of healthy lifestyles during pregnancy and helps expectant mothers manage stress, support a healthy diet, avoid harmful chemicals and situations, recognize warning signs and symptoms that mean something may be wrong with their pregnancy, as well as prepare for labor and delivery.
 
Breastfeeding classes for expectant moms will be held in the Tea Room at St. John’s Children’s Hospital on July 23 or August 19 from 6-8 p.m.
 
“Baby Basics I – All About Baby” will be held in the Tea Room on August 13 from 6-8 p.m. This class discusses what a new baby is really like and how to care for one.
 
“Childbirth Express” is a full day class that gives you in-depth preparation for your labor and delivery experience. It will be held in Conference Room Q on the lobby level of St. John’s Children’s Hospital August 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
Ongoing safety precautions are in place at the hospital for the safety of all. Visitor temperatures will be taken, and each person will be asked additional COVID-19 related screening questions. All participants will also be required to wear a mask in the building and are asked to social distance. Each expectant mother may have one support person attend class with them. Some class sizes will be limited, so register soon.
 
For more information or to sign-up for classes, call 217-744-2229, email womencare@hshs.org or visit st-johns.org/Events-Classes.
 
The St. John’s Women and Infants Center offers high quality care throughout the birthing process. Amenities at the center include private rooms, a C-section suite, and post-partum care.

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