The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 16, 2013

Childbirth classes offered


DANVILLE — The Family Life Center at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center is offering breastfeeding and childbirth classes throughout the year. All classes are free to those who deliver at Presence.

Breastfeeding class — This class on the basics of breastfeeding is from 7-9 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month, Dates for the rest of 2013 are: April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 30, and Nov. 27. December class will be held upon request.

Childbirth Education series: These classes are offered as a four-week course. Participants should be enrolled by the fifth month of pregnancy to begin the course at 32-34 weeks gestation. Expecting parents will learn about the Lamaze method, the C-section procedure, pain relief options during labor and delivery and will tour the Family Life Center.

Childbirth classes are 6-8 p.m. Mondays. Schedule for upcoming sessions: April 29-May 20, July 8-29, Sept. 9-30 and Nov. 4-25.

Registration is required for both sets of classes. For more information, or, to register, call toll-free, (877) 737-4636.