April 23rd, 2012

Great River Medical Center offers a free six-week series of prenatal education classes for women in their sixth or seventh months of pregnancy and their partners or birth coaches. The classes will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 3. Mothers-to-be should come dressed in comfortable slacks.
The classes include:

  • Demonstrations of breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Helpful information from a childbirth educator
  • Opportunities to ask questions about labor, delivery and newborn care
  • Practice for controlling labor

An extensive tour of the Obstetrics Unit, including nurseries, also is provided. Registration is required. To register or receive more information, please call Great River Corporate Education at 319-768-4070, or toll-free, 866-297-9516, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You also may register online at www.GreatRiverMedical.org under the Classes and Events tab.