Childbirth Classes | Maternity Center

Childbirth Classes

The maternity center at UnityPoint Health offers classes for expectant parents in surrounding areas. For more information including dates and times, check the Methodist event calendar or call (309) 671-2522. For classes located at the Pekin campus, please call (309) 353-0480.

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 at Methodist or The Baby Place at Pekin.

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!

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.