OB Classes

Classes will be held (with social distancing and face coverings) unless otherwise noted.

Preparation for labor, delivery, newborn care, and beyond. Classes are provided free of charge. To register, call 563-927-7318.

Prepared Childbirth Class

Classes are held in Veterans Education Center - Level 3, unless otherwise noted.

You and your support person will learn:

  • Support person's vital role
  • Breathing, relaxation, and pain management techniques
  • Medication options
  • Labor variations, i.e. C-section, back labor, induction
  • Coping with possible complications
  • Infant safety
  • Car seat safety
PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASSES

May 11 & 18, 2020 - CANCELLED
 * located in Sheppard Room

6-9PM
July 11, 2020 9AM-4PM

September 14 & 21, 2020
 * located in Sheppard Room

6-9PM
November 21, 2020 9AM-4PM



Breastfeeding Class

Classes are held in Sheppard Room - Level 1, unless otherwise noted.

You and your support person will learn:

  • How to get started breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding advantages
  • How to avoid breastfeeding problems
  • How to find breastfeeding support
  • Tips about returning to work
BREASTFEEDING CLASS
June 2, 2020 6:30-8:30PM
August 4, 2020 6:30-8:30PM
October 6, 2020 6:30-8:30PM
December 1, 2020 6:30-8:30PM



Sibling Class

Classes are held in Sheppard Room - Level 1, unless otherwise noted.

Your children (ages 3-10), you, and your support person will learn:

  • What to expect after the new baby arrives
  • Where mom and baby will stay while in the hospital (you can tour the OB)
  • What to expect when visiting the hospital
  • Newborn safety tips
SIBLING CLASS
June 9, 2020 6:30-8PM
September 8, 2020 6:30-8PM
December 8, 2020 6:30-8PM


Prepared Childbirth Refresher

If you have children and attended past prenatal education classes but have questions, take an hour or two to speak with a nurse. Class 563-927-7318 to set up a time that works for you.

Breastfeeding Support Group Meeting

Due to COVID-19 this group is not formally meeting at this time. If you need support, please contact the Obstetrics & Family Health Department at 563-927-7318 or your primary care provider.