May 18th, 2011

Great River Health Systems offers free prenatal education classes for expectant mothers, fathers or birth coaches, and children. Classes are led by registered nurses who specialize in obstetrics and education.

Sibling Preparation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4 – The Sibling Preparation Class helps children develop realistic expectations about their baby brother or baby sister and helps reduce the anxiety about being separated from their mothers. Children ages 2 through 10 will learn how an additional child will change their families and how they can help with this adjustment. The free class includes:

  • A tour of the Obstetrics Unit, including the Nursery
  • Dressing up in hospital gowns, masks and caps
  • Role-playing for children
  • Story time about having a baby

Registration for all classes is required. For more information or to register, please call Great River Health Systems’ Corporate Education Department at 319-768-4070.