PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital and Illinois Valley Community Hospital are partnering to offer a series of four prenatal classes for women in their last trimester of pregnancy. The classes will be taught every other month on four consecutive Wednesdays in Perry Memorial’s White Oak Classroom.
The first two sessions in the series are Prepared Childbirth (Lamaze) classes and will be held April 5 and 12 at 6:30 p.m. They are taught by Alyssa Holmes, registered nurse. All participants are asked to dress comfortably and to bring two pillows and one blanket or exercise mat to class.
Breastfeeding 101, taught by certified lactation consultant Mary Coutts, is set for April 19 at 6:30 p.m. The final class in the series on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. is “Baby Talk,” which covers the basics of child care and infant safety and also includes instruction in infant CPR. The instructors are Amy Stone, registered nurse, and Melissa Balma, registered nurse.
To register, call 815-780-3337.
The partnership agreement between the two hospitals also includes an office at Perry Memorial where IVCH obstetrician/gynecologists Jeffrey Edwards, M.D., and Kemoria Granberry, D.O., and certified nurse midwife Angela Reidner are receiving patients.