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) or a three-night class (on Thursday evenings). The one-day class is held on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the following dates in 2014:

  • November 15
  • December 20

In 2015, the classes will be held on the following dates:

  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 25
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19

The three-night class is held on Thursday evenings, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on the following dates in 2014:

  • December 4, 11, 18

In 2015, the classes will be held on the following dates:

  • January 8, 15, 22,
  • February 5, 12, 19
  • March 5, 12, 19
  • April 2, 9, 16
  • May 7, 14, 21
  • June 4, 11, 18
  • July 2, 9, 16
  • August 6, 13, 20
  • September 3, 10, 17
  • October 1, 8, 15
  • November 5, 12, 19
  • December 3, 10, 17

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