Classes For New Parents

HeartSaver CRR/AED

Heartsaver CPR/AED Training (perfect class for new & expectant parents)
This course is for all lay rescuers. This three hour course focuses on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and training of how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), and foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO) for all ages (adult, child and infant).  

For more information and to register for the class, please contact Barb Hanneman, RN at (319) 861-6848 or

Support Groups

  • Breastfeeding Friends: This group is for breastfeeding moms and babies, newborn to one year of age. Meet with a Lactation Consultant/Breastfeeding Educator and other mothers to share experiences, discuss breastfeeding questions and find solutions to common problems. Babies will receive a weight check. This support group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Preregistration is not necessary. For more information, please call (319) 369-8944.  Click here to register for this class online.
  • Motherhood: The First Year: Becoming a new mother is an immediate and sometimes overwhelming life change. In fact, it takes almost a year for parents to adjust to becoming parents. You may find this first year more emotional than you had expected. Many mothers are surprised that they feel joy and happiness, yet feel overwhelmed, anxious or confused. This mixture of feelings may last a couple of weeks after birth (baby blues) or may have a sudden onset that can last much longer (postpartum mood disorders).  Click here for more information on this support group.
    Many topics are discussed including coping with changing relationships, postpartum depression/mood disorders (screening will be done weekly), getting organized, how to feel better about yourself and many others. You can share experiences, discuss questions, develop skills and find alternatives to work through the adjustments of becoming a mother. If you would like to get together with other moms and their babies to discuss the adjustments to motherhood, please plan to attend this free weekly support group anytime during your baby's first year. The group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:15 p.m. Pre-registration is not necessary. Call (319) 369-7580 for more information.
  • Parents With Empty Arms Support Group: This group serves families grieving a pregnancy loss through miscarriage, stillborn or death of an infant. Monthly group meetings are on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Formal Lounge in the Resource Center. Preregistration is not necessary. For more information call (319) 369-7580.