Services

Classes

Family Maternity Suites offers education throughout pregnancy and beyond, ensuring that you have all the information you need to help your baby get a healthy start in life.

The Miracle of Birth

This class discusses a day you will never forget – the birth of our baby – a miracle of a lifetime.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this class is being offered virtually through Microsoft Teams.

Please join us: Time: 6- 8 p.m. Date: Jan. 6, March 3, May 5, July 7, Sept. 1, Nov. 3

Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, please visit our website at MemorialMedical.com for the in-person classes.

Taking Care of You - Class 2

This class will focus on the new mom's care during her hospital stay as well as what to expect over the next few weeks. You'll tour our Family Maternity Suites, and we'll answer your individual questions and concerns. Our goal is to make your experience at Memorial's Family Maternity Suites stress-free and enjoyable.

Breastfeeding Basics

This class provides parents with information about breastfeeding and offers support for new breastfeeding families.  One of our lactation consultants will discuss how breastfeeding is started in the hospital, what to expect the first weeks, how to handle work situations and how to pump and store milk.  After taking this class, you will have the basic knowledge of correct and comfortable positioning and how to assess adequate feedings.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this class is being offered virtually through Microsoft Teams.  Please join us:

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Date: Feb. 20, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4

Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, please visit our website at MemorialMedical.com for the in-person classes.

I'm Going to be a Big Brother/Sister

The materials for this are geared for siblings ages 3-7 years old.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person classes are not available, but parents may request a New Brother/Sister packet containing: Family Maternity Suites “What to Expect” information, “A New Baby is Coming! Guide for a Big Brother/Sister,” “Our New Baby” coloring book, as well as pages to color for baby and a “I’m a Big Brother/Sister”button.

Please contact Healthline at 217-788-3333 to receive this packet.

Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, please visit our website at MemorialMedical.com for the in-person classes.

Lactation Consultation

The benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby are well-documented. Some moms or babies, however, have problems with breastfeeding. If you're experiencing challenges, a breastfeeding consultation may be helpful. Each situations needs individual attention. Private appointments can be made at the mother's or physician's request.

This is a fee-based service that is frequently reimbursable by insurance.

Please call 217-788-3378 to schedule an appointment with a lactation consultant.

Please be aware that due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions, there may be times when in-person appointments will not be allowed. Our lactation consultants will let you know.

Prepared Childbirth

Lamaze more completely prepares the childbearing couple for the much-anticipated birth of their child. The classes offer 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. (Check with your insurance provider to see if a portion of the fee is covered.) Registration for this class is strongly recommended by the beginning of your sixth month of pregnancy.

Mom Baby Group

Join this fun and educational opportunity for mothers and babies in the Springfield area. Participation is open to all mothers of infants from newborn to 12 months old.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the group is being offered to share information, support, pictures and encouragement through Facebook.

Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, please visit our website at MemorialMedical.com for the in-person classes.