Childbirth & Infant Care Classes

MDH offers a full range of childbirth and infant care classes designed to make each family member’s experience the best that it can be. From breathing and relaxation techniques to breast feeding, baby care, and child safety, the OB staff will help you and your support person prepare for the arrival of your newborn. There is also a sibling class for big brothers or sisters and a cesarean section class for those who wish to have their support person in the operating room if surgery is necessary. A brief description of each class is outlined below, as well as links to helpful resources on the internet.

For more information, to sign up for childbirth classes, or to schedule a tour, call (309) 836-1570.

2015 Childbirth & Infant Care Class Schedule

Can’t come to class? We can come to you!

Our new online childbirth class is the perfect alternative for busy parents needing a flexible class schedule or for moms on bed rest. Have you given birth before? This online class is a great refresher course! While nothing can replace the personal connection of an on-site childbirth class, you’ll learn the same essential information, including what’s happening to your changing body, how you’ll know when you are really in labor, helpful comfort techniques, advice for partners, an overview of medical procedures, and much more.

Online Class Demo