EFFINGHAM, IL -(Effingham Radio)- HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is offering expectant parents, “Having a Baby,” a three-part educational series which provides a comprehensive journey through the process of birth and infant care.
The series is designed for mothers and their support partners, and can make a positive difference in the birth experience.
The series includes the following information:
- Signs of Preterm Labor
- Stages of Labor
- Pain Relief Options for Labor
- Medical Interventions
- Role of the Support Partner
- Breathing and Relaxation Techniques
- Birthing Positions
- Cesarean Birth
- Immediate and Extended Post-Partum
- Infant Care and Safety
HSHS St. Anthony’s encourages all first-time mothers to sign up for the series at 20 weeks of pregnancy and attend this series at 30 weeks with their support partners.
All classes begin at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital auditorium and pre-registration is required. Each pregnancy and birth is unique so HSHS St. Anthony’s also encourages those who have delivered before to take the series as a review.
In May, the series will be held on Tuesday, May 8; Thursday, May 10; Tuesday, May 22.
For more information regarding the Program or the upcoming classes, contact Community Programs, at (217) 347-1529 or visit HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s Web site at www.stanthonyshospital.org.
HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.