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Prenatal Classes

Loyola Medicine offers informative classes for expectant parents and their families. These free classes, taught by experienced registered nurses, certified childbirth educators and international board-certified lactation consultants will meet your needs and help you prepare for the new addition to your family.

Basic Childbirth Preparation Class
Saturdays - July 13, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7
Stritch School of Medicine - Room 170

These sessions cover topics such as birth planning, labor and delivery, cesarean birth, emotional aspects of pregnancy, delivery and postpartum expectations. The registered nurse instructing the class will discuss both non-medicated labor techniques and medicated labor interventions. 

Infant Care/Breast-feeding Class
Saturdays - June 15, July 27, August 17, October 19, November 16
Stritch School of Medicine - Room 170
Breastfeeding benefits you and your baby in many ways physically as well as emotionally. This class is taught by an internationally board-certified lactation consultant and provides information regarding:

  • Health benefits of breast-feeding
  • Body changes while breast-feeding
  • How to breast-feed
  • Common challenges and remedies
  • Breast pump use and breast milk storage
  • Continuing breast-feeding while working outside the home

This class is designed to build a new mother's confidence and provide you with information you need to know about breast-feeding before you come in to deliver. This class also includes a book on breastfeeding.

Tour groups meet at the main entrance of the hospital.

Mondays at 6 pm

  • July 8
  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 11
  • December 9

Saturdays at 9 am

  • June 22
  • July 27
  • August 24
  • September 21
  • October 26
  • November 30

For more information about these classes, please call 708-216-4300, or register on the form below.

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