Hammond-Henry Hospital

OB Classes Offered

The following classes are offered by Hammond-Henry Hospital.

Prepared Childbirth

Our Prepared Childbirth Class is a comprehensive class that covers prenatal health, the process of labor, coping techniques for labor, cesarean sections, newborn appearance and breastfeeding basics. Our class time will also focus on relaxation, breathing, labor positions, coping with back labor and other techniques from Penny Simkin's video "Comfort Measure for Childbirth". The class is designed for the pregnant woman and her support person and is taught on a single Saturday. It is recommended that you take the class two to six weeks before your due date. Wear comfortable clothes and bring two bed pillows. The class concludes with a tour of the Obstetrics Department. Snacks provided. Cost is $20.00. Class is held at Hammond-Henry Hospital's Northwest clinic on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m .- 3:30 p.m. (noon - 12:45 break for lunch).

  • Saturday, December 6, 2014
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • Saturday, June 6, 2015
  • Saturday, August 1, 2015
  • Saturday, October 10, 2015
  • Saturday, December 5, 2015

Prepared Childbirth Refresher

Refresher course is available from 9:00 a.m. to noon and covers the process of labor and breathing and relaxation. The class is designed for women who have previously been through childbirth. Cost is $5.00.

Sibling Class

Children who are expecting the arrival of a new baby brother or sister are invited to attend a class designed especially for them! The hour-long class includes a tour of the Obstetrics Department, snacks, and a special project. The class if free and aimed at children 3 to 10 years old. Please have your child bring a doll or stuffed animal to the class. Class is held on Saturdays from 2:00 -3:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, December 27, 2014
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • Saturday, June 27, 2015
  • Saturday, August 29, 2015
  • Saturday, October 24, 2015
  • Saturday, December 19, 2015

Infant Care Classes

Classes are held 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  • Contact the Women's Health/Birthing Center for upcoming dates at (309) 944-9165


To sign up for classes, call the OB Department at 944-9165. Be prepared to give your name, address, telephone number, estimated due date, physicians and child's name and address, You will be telephoned a day or two before the class as a reminder. Tuition is payable at the start of class.

Lactation Support and Counseling

Our breastfeeding counselor is available for phone and in person consultation for mothers who have breastfeeding related questions. Using professional references and personal experiences as a guide, our counselor uses researched based advice for nursing mothers at any stage of the breastfeeding relationship. Individualized breastfeeding instruction is also available. Call the Obstetrics Department for more information.


Hammond-Henry Hospital Women's Health/Birthing Center 
600 North College Avenue