Preparing for Childbirth

Rockford Health System offers a class to prepare for both a vaginal or Caesarean birth, as well as for becoming a parent. These small classes are especially recommended for first-time moms-to-be and their support persons.

Topics

  • Introduction to the Maternity Center
  • The labor process
  • Role of the support person
  • Breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Vaginal and Caesarean birth
  • Pain management
  • Postpartum adjustment

Location
Classes are held in Classrooms 1 and 2 of the Ingersoll Building, located on the North Rockton Campus [map].

Class Fee: $50

Dates and Times

“Preparing for Childbirth” is offered as either a one-day class (on Saturdays from 9 am - 4pm) or a three-night class (on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 pm).

In 2016, the one-day classes will be held on the following dates:

  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 22
  • November 19
  • December 17

The three-night class is held on the following dates in 2016:

  • January 7, 14, 21
  • February 2, 11, 18
  • March 3, 10, 17
  • April 7, 14, 21
  • May 5, 12, 19
  • June 2, 9, 16
  • July 7, 14, 21
  • August 4, 11, 18
  • September 1, 8, 15
  • October 6, 13, 20
  • November 3, 10, 17
  • December 1, 8, 15

 

Registration
For more information about this class, or to register, call (815) 971-1999.