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.
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 UnityPoint Health - Methodist Birthing Center.
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.
This class is for expectant brothers and sisters, ages 3 and older and their parents. When you attend this class, you and your child tour the birthing center to see where mom will stay. The children talk about new babies. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite doll to diaper. At the end of the class, they enjoy special treats. Each child receives a super sibling cape!
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.