Childbirth Education Classes
Whatever life stage you're in -whether you're looking to start a family, are pregnant, or are a new or experienced parent, Finley Hospital offers pregnancy and maternity classes as well as support groups for your entire family.
Your stay at Finley Hospital's Family Birthing Suites is only part of our total maternity program. We have classes for every need before, during and after delivery.
View class schedule or call (563) 583- BABY.
Childbirth Preparation Class
You're having a baby! Congratulations! A joyous event awaits you. The birth of your baby can be one of life's most cherished and fulfilling events. Join us for a preparation course on developing a birth plan, breathing and relaxation techniques, pain management option, exercises, baby care and more. Class includes educational materials. $30 fee
Just for You!
Participating in childbirth education classes is an important step in preparing for the arrival of your baby. Unfortunately, busy schedules and commitments at work and home can make attending a regularly scheduled class challenging. That's why our experienced labor and delivery nurses offer "Just for You!" a childbirth instruction and preparation class scheduled for times that you provide as being just right for you. This session is designed for a small group of 1-3 couples to discuss individual needs and answer questions. Sessions are by appointment. Registration online not available. Please call to register: (563) 583-BABY. $30 fee for the class.
Family Birthing Suites Tour
Mothers-to-be and their spouse/support person tour our Family Birthing Suites, Level II Nursery and C-section surgery suite. The tour allows time to ask questions of our experienced birth care team and you'll see why more moms choose Finley Hospital to welcome their baby into the world. No fee
Parents-to-be who are anticipating a Caesarean birth learn what to expect during pregnancy, the birth and postpartum. The class includes an audiovisual presentation and ample opportunity for you to ask questions. Registration online not available. Please call to register: (563) 583-BABY. No fee
VBAC Program (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean)
Learn guidelines regarding the probability of a vaginal birth after a previous Caesarean section. Benefits of choosing a VBAC delivery, fears and emotional hurdles in labor and designing your birth plan will be discussed. Husbands/support persons are also encouraged to attend. Registration online not available. Please call to register: (563) 583-BABY. No fee
Provides information to help you make an informed decision about how to feed your baby. Breast preparation, pumping, supplemental feeding and returning to work will also be discussed. No fee
Will your child(ren) view the arrival of a new brother or sister with enthusiasm ... or suspicion? This class helps children accept the newborn - and become an active participant in the occasion - by explaining the care that the baby will require. Children will be taken on a tour of the Family Birthing Suites. No fee
Much has changed since your parents brought you into the world. This class updates grandparents on the various aspects of having a baby and child care today. It helps them share the joy of today's birth experience and become more helpful in caring for the newborn. No fee
Breastfeeding Support Group
During your hospital stay, we help you get breastfeeding off to a good start. Once you are home, it's normal to have questions regarding common challenges, returning to work and beginning supplemental feedings. This weekly mother-to-mother support group helps provide continued assistance, information and sharing of experiences with other mothers just like you. A lactation consultant will weigh your baby and assist you with questions. No fee
Massaging your baby is a tactile translation of love, security, and physical comfort. Research shows that infant massage contributes to your baby's growth and development, helps your baby sleep better, and relieves gas and colic. During three weekly sessions, you will learn to communicate with your baby through loving touch as no one else can. Dads are encouraged to attend too. $50 fee includes book.
New Baby, New Emotions: Postpartum Adjustment Group
While bringing home your new baby is an exciting time, it can also be a scary and stressful time. This is a support group for new mothers who want to explore ways they can better care for themselves physically and mentally as they go through this transition. The group is co-led by a nurse and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. No fee. No registration is required.
To register for any of these classes, call (563) 583-BABY or click here to register online.
The majority of our pregnancy and maternity classes are FREE and are held in the Delhi Medical Building Conference Room (Third floor).