SwedishAmerican Offering Express Childbirth Classes for Busy Families

As the hospital that delivers the most babies in northern Illinois, SwedishAmerican is pleased to announce it is offering express childbirth classes for busy families. Expectant parents can now attend a two and half-hour weeknight childbirth class. Classes are scheduled to take place from 6 – 8:30 PM on Tuesday, July 11; Tuesday, September 12; and Tuesday, November 14 at SwedishAmerican Hospital Conference Rooms 5 & 6 on the first floor of the hospital, 1401 E. State Street, Rockford.

Experienced SwedishAmerican Labor & Delivery and Mother/Baby nurses teach the classes and share important information on pregnancy, labor, birth, newborn care, Cesarean birth, nutrition, breathing and relaxation techniques. The fee is $20, which includes a tour of the hospital and the Family Birth Place, light snacks and a free baby-friendly gift.

SwedishAmerican also hosts a seven-hour weekend class for expectant parents. Classes are scheduled to take place from 9 AM – 4:30 PM on Saturday, June 10; Saturday, August 12; Saturday, October 14 and Saturday, December 9 at SwedishAmerican Hospital Conference Rooms 5 & 6 on the first floor of the hospital, 1401 E. State Street, Rockford. The fee is $40, which includes a tour of the hospital and the Family Birth Place, light snacks and a free baby-friendly gift.
To register for both the express or weekend childbirth class, call Health Connect at (779) 696-7081 or register online by visiting www.swedishamerican.org.

And if you’re too busy to attend either class, expectant parents can take an online childbirth class from the comfort of their own home. SwedishAmerican’s free online materials are offered in an interactive Web-based format that includes animated illustrations and videos explaining the childbirth and breastfeeding processes. To access the free online childbirth materials, visit www.swedishamerican.org, go to Services; Women’s Health; Childbirth & Lactation; and click on either the Online Childbirth Education or Online Breastfeeding Education buttons.

For questions or to learn more about our childbirth classes, please call SwedishAmerican’s Mother/Baby Department at (779) 696-4906.

For further information, contact:

Katryna Kirby
779-696-4340