Lamaze Class/Prepared Childbirth
Lamaze more completely prepares the childbearing couple for the much-anticipated birth of their child. This six-hour Saturday class offers in-depth explanations of pregnancy-related discomforts; comfort measures for both pregnancy and labor; the labor and delivery process; massage techniques; positioning; and relaxation and breathing techniques to better cope with the birth. Birthing options - including Cesarean delivery, induction of labor and medications - are included.
Dress in comfortable clothing. Please do not bring any supplies, like pillows or blankets to class. All materials will be provided including booklets, pens and lotion. Drinks and snacks are allowed. Class time will include a 40 minute lunch break, food will not be provided.
Many insurance plans cover a portion or all of the $75 class fee. A receipt with a billing code will be given to you for insurance reimbursement. Check with your insurance provider on their reimbursement policy for this class.
Cash, checks, PayPal or Venmo will be accepted by your instructor on the morning of your class. Your registration for this class includes both you and a support person. If your support person is only able to attend for a portion of the class, the morning portion is suggested. If a second support person is needed, please call 217-588-6254.
Registration for this class is strongly recommended by the beginning of your sixth month of pregnancy. All registrations include a free refresher course for subsequent pregnancies.
If you are unable to complete the course in one day, you may be able to split the course over two dates. If you need to split the course over dates, please call 217-588-6254.
Join the Mom Baby Group, a fun and educational group for all moms and their babies under 12 months. The group meets every Thursday, except on holidays, at 1 p.m. Call to make arrangements to attend at 217-788-3378.
Lactation Consultation is available by private appointment at the mother's or physician's request. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 1 - 5 p.m.
For questions, please call 217-588-6254.
View the full 2020 class schedule
- Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Location: Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation
- Room: 2D