McDonough District Hospital offers a full range of childbirth and infant care classes designed to enhance each family’s experience when welcoming a new baby.
A free 4-week L.A.T.E. Childbirth Instruction class occurs on Thursday evenings, running May 2, 9, 16, and 23. This four-class series will be held from 6:30-8:45 p.m. in Auditorium B located on the lower level of the hospital. The series will explain the stages of labor: Latent, Active, Transition, and Expulsion (L.A.T.E.), as well as breathing and relaxation techniques to make each phase of labor as manageable as possible. Taught by experienced obstetric nurses, the series will use games and humor to make this a rewarding experience for the participant and her support person.
For more information or to register for any of these classes, call the MDH Obstetrics Department at (309) 836-1570.