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Morris Hospital releases childbirth classes for February

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has announced its schedule of childbirth and family classes for February.

• Introduction to Breastfeeding will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 3 in the family birthing suites classroom at Morris Hospital.

Taught by an obstetrical nurse and certified lactation consultant, the class focuses on the benefits of breastfeeding, pumping techniques and tips for returning to work.

Breastfeeding moms also will get advice to help solve problems related to breastfeeding.

Nursing mothers are welcome to bring their infants. The class is free.

• A Super Saturday Childbirth class will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8. 

This is great one-day class covering labor, comfort measures, relaxation and medical interventions, pain management options and vaginal and cesarean birth.

The delivery process and postpartum care will be explained in one of the family birthing suites, and a tour will be provided of the entire obstetrical unit.

This class, along with a breastfeeding class, gives expecting couples all of the information needed for a great labor experience.

Lunch will be provided. The cost is $60.

• A New Siblings class will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 22. This fun class is for children ages three to seven years old who are preparing to welcome a new brother or sister.

Siblings-to-be will learn how a newborn baby looks and acts and what happens while mom and baby are in the hospital.

Activities, discussion and a tour of the birthing suites help children feel a part of the experience.

Each child should bring a doll or stuffed animal.

The cost is $10 a child.

Registration for childbirth and family classes must be completed online at www.morrishospital.org/events.

For information, call 815-942-3012.

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