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
Saturday, November 5 and December 3, 2016, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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 Class
Saturday, November 19 and December 17, 2016, 8:30 - 10:00 am
This class will help first-time parents prepare and will explore topics on taking care of a baby, such as feeding, diapering, bathing, crying, sleep patterns, signs of illness and safety issues.

Breast-feeding Class
Saturday, November 19 and December 17, 2016, 10:30 am -  Noon
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.

For more information about these classes or to register for a class, please call 708-216-4300.