Maternity - Classes

Childbirth Preparation Class

(Four 2 hour sessions of instruction)

This class is ideally taken during the last two months of pregnancy. The class is free for those delivering at Beloit Hospital. A $25 fee will be charged for those delivering at other area hospitals.

Couples will need to come comfortably dressed to do floor exercises and rehearse relaxation techniques. It is recommended to bring two pillows to each class.

Please call 608-364-5237 to learn more.

Breastfeeding Class

Beloit Health System offers this class for those mom's new to the art of breastfeeding, pregnant or no longer pregnant, as well as those "veteran" moms who would like to share their experiences and support other breastfeeding moms. Mothers who are in Beloit Hospital at this time may join the class. Feel free to bring your baby if you have already delivered. The guests of honor are...the babies!

Through discussion with group, video, overhead transparencies and handouts you will learn:

  • Prenatal preparation
  • Physiology of breastfeeding
  • Getting started
  • Overcoming difficulties
  • Storing breastmilk
  • Going back to work while breastfeeding
  • Choices in breast pumps
  • Choosing a daycare which supports breastfeeding and weaning

Please call 608-364-5237 to learn more.

Big Brother/Big Sister Class

Help your child prepare for the "new baby" in their family. Through demonstration, video, books, role-playing, and a tour of the Family Care Center, children will learn how babies are born, what they will look like, how they eat and go to the bathroom, and where mom will be while she is in the hospital. There will be discussions with parents about jealousy, rivalry, competition for parental attention and the need to share time spent with each child.

This class is offered one Saturday morning a month and is two hours long. 

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