Childbirth Classes

The maternity center at UnityPoint Health - Methodist offers classes for expectant parents in Peoria, Illinois, and surrounding areas. For more information including dates and times, check the event calendar or call (309) 671-2522. 

Want to register for a class? Click here to register online, or print and return the registration form.

Childbirth Preparation Class

Includes what to expect when you deliver, breathing and relaxation exercises, childbirth videos, and a tour of The Wonder Center.

Lamaze Class

Learn Lamaze exercises, relaxation and breathing techniques useful during childbirth. Focus is on birth as a normal and natural process of life. Other birth options discussed. Includes childbirth videos, tour of The Wonder Center and a Lamaze reunion after delivery.

The Newborn & Mom Class

How to care for your newborn, including bathing your baby, care of the umbilical cord and circumcision, safety issues, choosing a pediatrician, as well as care for the new mother.

Sibling-Family Class

For "expectant" brothers and sisters age 3 and up and their parents. Children see where Mom will stay, visit brand-new babies in the nursery, and get a free t-shirt, too!

Early Pregnancy Basics

Learn about prenatal exercises, discomforts of pregnancy and the growth and development of your baby.

Preparation for Breastfeeding

A comprehensive, practical guide that will help you succeed at breastfeeding. Learn how to adjust your milk supply to meet your baby┬┤s needs, how to pump breast milk, and more.