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Prenatal education class dates set for 2024

January 09, 2024 


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Expectant moms can get all their “what to expect when expecting” questions answered by attending any or all the prenatal education programs offered by HSHS St. John’s Hospital in the coming year.
 
St. John’s Women and Infants Center offers a wide range of services for mothers and infants, and the class schedule for 2024 is now available. It includes Preparing for Childbirth, Breastfeeding Classes, Baby Basics, Parenthood Classes, Daddy Bootcamp, All About Car Seats, The Joy of Grandparenting and Super Siblings that are taught by a registered nurse. Classes are open to any mom-to-be and their support person. The recommended time to attend is after 20 weeks. St. John’s Women and Children’s Center also offers a new Birth Circle event and a Breastfeeding Support Group.  
 
“We want to make sure we are providing moms and families with the information they need so they are as prepared as they can be for the delivery, as well as taking their baby home,” shared Jennifer Beauchamp, BSN, RN, CLC, CPST, patient and community educator at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. “We invite both the expectant mother and her support person to attend our educational classes, even if they haven’t decided where to deliver.” 

Classes are offered as weekday evening sessions or virtual sessions. The full calendar of dates at St. John’s can be reviewed here. For more information, email Jennifer Beauchamp at Jennifer.Beauchamp@hshs.org
 
Expecting parents can also register for a guided tour of St. John’s Women and Infants Center. In this tour, participants will see the facility, including the triage area, a labor and delivery room, the antenatal area and the postpartum unit. They will review the process of arriving at the hospital, birth, delivery and postpartum care. 
 
St. John’s Women and Infants Center is recognized as a Level III Perinatal Center, providing the highest level of care for mothers and babies in south-central Illinois. The Women and Infants Center welcomes more than 2,000 babies every year. The hospital also offers the area’s only Level III NICU, with an expert care team of neonatologists, nurse practitioners, RNs and respiratory therapists trained to work with the smallest patients.  
Prenatal education class dates set for 2024
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