MDH Childbirth Classes To Begin September 20


Macomb---McDonough District Hospital will offer free Childbirth and Infant Care classes beginning with a Cesarean Section Class on Thursday, September 20, from 7:00-9:00PM, in Auditorium B. This one-evening class will provide information about some common reasons for cesarean birth. This class is highly recommended for anyone who wishes to have their support person join them in the operating room should a C-section be required.

Another class option for the expectant mother and her support person is a one-day, 8-hour L.A.T.E. class. This childbirth class will be held Saturday, September 22, from 8:00AM to 4:30PM, in Auditoriums A and B. This class will explain the stages of labor, offer breathing and relaxation techniques, and a tour of the Obstetrics department.

In addition, participants have the option to attend any of the following free programs:

• Post Partum Care and Understanding Your Newborn,

Thursday, September 27, 7:00-9:00PM, Auditorium B
• Breastfeeding, Thursday, October 4, 7:00-9:00PM, Auditorium B

Other class options include Nutrition for Pregnancy and CPR/First Aid. Pre-registration is required and there is a nominal fee for these classes. The Nutrition for Pregnancy class emphasizes the importance of good nutrition throughout your pregnancy. Classes can be arranged by calling (309) 833-4101, ext. 13464.

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