This interactive class will assist expectant mothers and their coaches to prepare for the birth of their child. Topics covered, but not limited to include, what to expect during your hospital stay, caring for your new baby, care of the mother before, during and after delivery, the need for increased communication between mother and coach, explaining the different pain control options, and nutrition options for your infant . You will also tour the OB department so you can become familiar with the surroundings before you come to deliver. The class is offered every other month beginning in January and meets on either Monday or Tuesday nights for three evenings. A Breastfeeding Class is offered on the fourth Monday/Tuesday as designated. The hours for all classes are 7pm-9pm at the Gibson Area Hospital Community Services Building, 209 East 8th Street, Gibson City, IL 60936. There is no fee for mothers who will be delivering at GAHHS. The cost for mothers not delivering at GAHHS is $50.00. The class in instructed by a Certified Childbirth Educator. For more information contact Aimee Johnson 217-784-2510.
Breastfeeding Classes are January 31st, March 27th, May 23rd, July 31st, September 26th, and November 27th.