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
July 30, 2022 9AM-4PM
September 12 & 19, 2022 6-9PM
November 5, 2022 9AM-4PM

Breastfeeding Class

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

You will learn:

  • How to get started breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding advantages
  • How to avoid breastfeeding problems
  • How to find breastfeeding support
  • Tips about returning to work 
October 4, 2022 6:30-8:30PM
December 6, 2022 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

Class schedule TBD
Please contact the OB Department for more info: 563-927-7318

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

Classes are held in Nursing Administration Meeting (Level 1), unless otherwise noted.

You will learn:

Attendees: Due to current visitation guidelines only mom and infant babies are allowed to attend. Thank you for your understanding. 

September 8, 2022 10-11AM
October 13, 2022 10-11AM
November 10, 2022 10-11AM
December 8, 2022 10-11AM