Morris Hospital announces classes


Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has announced its schedule of childbirth and family classes for February.

A Baby Care Basics class will be offered Monday, Feb. 5, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Morris Hospital boardroom. This class gives parents-to-be all the information they need to know to bring their baby home with confidence, including the latest information to ease parents into the basics of caring for their newborn. Through presentation and demonstrations, this class will include newborn appearance/activity, feeding, warning signs, and safety. The cost is $15 per couple.

Introduction to Breastfeeding will be offered Monday, Feb. 12, from 9-10 a.m. in the Family Birthing Suites Classroom at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High Street in Morris. Taught by an obstetrical nurse/certified lactation consultant, the class focuses on the benefits of breastfeeding, pumping techniques, and tips for returning to work. Breastfeeding moms will also get advice to help solve problems related to breastfeeding. Nursing mothers are welcome to bring their infants. The class is free.

An online version of the childbirth class is available through the Morris Hospital website. This unique online learning experience covers the birth process and medical procedures through instructive video clips, animations, and interactive games. Expecting moms will also get a sense of what labor is really like by watching several birth stories. Tours of the Family Birthing Suites at Morris Hospital can be scheduled upon request. To take the online childbirth class, go to www.morrishospital.org/events. There is a $65 participation fee.

Registration for childbirth and family classes must be completed online at www.morrishospital.org/events. For more information, call 815-942-3012.