Prepared Childbirth Class

Prepared Childbirth Classes

Please bring a pillow and a blanket or floor mat (Edward) or just a pillow (Elmhurst) to class for floor exercises—unless your instructor tells you differently. Snacks will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring your own.  On your first session of class, you will be given a booklet "Understanding Birth" that covers all the topics in class, plus more!  Please read through the book and watch the videos online (you will find the code on the back cover). We will also give you a folder with a few handouts for class.  More information about topics in class are found on the links below.  Please read through this information and print off anything that you feel would be helpful to have during labor.


(Please see the "Pregnancy" links on the prenatal class webpage.)

Bedrest resources



Edward Hospital's Family Birth Center 


Missed Classes?  

If you miss a class due to illness or unavoidable situations, please call Susan Bard (630-527-7685) to see if we can get you into a make-up class.  Since we have different outlines for the weekend, 3 week, or 4 week series, it may be difficult to find a make-up class that exactly matches the one you missed.

Susan Bard
Perinatal Education Coordinator