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Parenthood Class

In-person class

6 to 7:30 pm

Pregnant women Pregnant women
St.John's Hospital Carol Jo Vecchie Women & Children's Center 415 N 9th St | Springfield
In the event of a cancellation, we request that you notify us as soon as possible.
217-744-2229 womencare@hshs.org
This class is designed to prepare you for your new role as a parent. We will discuss the emotional and physical changes that you will experience after the birth of your baby. How will I cope with a baby? Why do babies cry? How can I calm my baby? What kind of support should I have when I get home? These and many more questions will be answered. A local pediatrician will be present to answer questions about how to choose a baby doctor. 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. This class is taught by a registered nurse from the Women and Infants Center. Masks must be worn during class. Please do not register until you are 20 weeks (5 months) gestation or greater.
The support person can attend class with you. There is no need to register them separately.