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Classes and Support Programs

Maternity Programs

Tour of the Maternity Center

Expectant couples and any couple considering starting or adding to their family can tour the Waud Family Center for Maternity Services. 

Registration is necessary, and the tour is free. Please arrive five minutes in advance to check in at the reception desk.

For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. (1 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Lake Forest Campus, Hunter Family Center for Women's Health
Register Online
 

Childbirth Preparation: Three-Week Series

This class is designed for first-time parents and those who desire an expanded review of childbirth preparation. Course content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Lecture and discussion of the labor and delivery process
  • Epidural anesthesia and other methods of pain management
  • Policies and procedures specific to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Tour of the Maternity Department (there is no need to register for the tour separately)

For your convenience, this class is offered in two formats and two locations—our three-week evening series is offered in Lake Forest and Grayslake. Our popular all-day Saturday class is taught in Lake Forest. The fee is $100 per couple for weekday classes; $125 per couple for a weekend course.

Sessions are designed for couples. The father or support person is urged to attend, since their role is an active and important one. Early registration is suggested as classes often fill up in advance. You should plan to complete your class six to eight weeks prior to delivery.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - and November 5, 12; 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (7 spots remaining)
fee $100.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Health Education Center
Register Online
 

What’s Next for Me? Changing Times, Changing Bodies

Taught by a nurse for Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, this class will provide accurate and concise information and assist parents in guiding their daughter through puberty and beyond. It will explore the physical, emotional, physiological and social aspects of what's normal and how to adjust to these variances in their lives.  Topics include:

  • Exercise
  • Healthy growth and development
  • Hygiene
  • Menstruation
  • Nutrition
  • Puberty
  • Self-image

This class is for pre-adolescent girls (9 to 12 years of age) and their mother or adult support person. The fee is $30 per couple and includes breakfast.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at  childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Date Full)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Lamaze Workshop

This 2-hour workshop is taught once a month in Lake Forest by an ASPO/Lamaze-certified instructor for parents-to-be who want additional instruction and practice in Lamaze breathing and relaxation techniques.  It is available to those expecting their first baby who have completed the Childbirth Preparation course or parents who have previously attended a childbirth course.

This class should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, November 1, 2014 - This class has been cancelled (Date Full)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Tour of the Maternity Center

Expectant couples and any couple considering starting or adding to their family can tour the Waud Family Center for Maternity Services. 

Registration is necessary, and the tour is free. Please arrive five minutes in advance to check in at the reception desk.

For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. (1 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Lake Forest Campus, Hunter Family Center for Women's Health
Register Online
 

Sibling Preparation (Ages 3-8)

Prepare your child for the arrival of a new family member.  This class is designed for the big brother-to-be or sister-to-be and teaches your child the proper way to hold the new baby, talk about feelings and learn sibling responsibilities.  A visit to the nursery window is included.

This class is for 3- to 8-year-old children; one parent must accompany the child to class, and both parents are welcome.  It should be taken in the last trimester of mom's pregnancy.  Register as soon as possible to ensure your place.  The fee is $10 per child, $5 for each additional child. If you are registering more than one child, please email childbirthed@lfh.org or call 847.535.6182.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or (847) 535-6182.

date Monday, November 3, 2014 - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (8 spots remaining)
fee $10.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Preparation for Breastfeeding

Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants have designed this class to provide the information needed for a positive breastfeeding experience.  Topics include:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the breast
  • Latching on
  • Proper positioning
  • Milk expression
  • Engorgement
  • Techniques for success
  • Optional "pump chat", offered at the end of the class, for participants wishing to increase their knowledge about breast pumps

This class is recommended for first-time parents and is a great review if you've breastfed before.  It is for expectant couples and/or another support person and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (10 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Infant CPR & Safety

This class is designed for new and expectant parents interested in learning lifesaving techniques, such as what to do when an infant is choking, as well as cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants. This class also includes some safety issues related specifically to infants. Please note: this course is not a certification.

This class is for expectant, adopting, or new parents and grandparents. It should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy, but may also be taken after delivery. Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly. The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (3 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Grayslake
Register Online
 

Newborn Care Basics

This class covers basic baby care skills.  Shorter hospital stays make this class a must for all expectant parents.  Topics include:

  • Infant bathing
  • Diaper changing
  • Cord care
  • Circumcision care
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Newborn appearance
  • Importance of creating a routine

This class is for expectant or adopting parents and/or another support person and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (4 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Grayslake
Register Online
 

Tour of the Maternity Center

Expectant couples and any couple considering starting or adding to their family can tour the Waud Family Center for Maternity Services. 

Registration is necessary, and the tour is free. Please arrive five minutes in advance to check in at the reception desk.

For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. (5 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Lake Forest Campus, Hunter Family Center for Women's Health
Register Online
 

Newborn Care Basics

This class covers basic baby care skills.  Shorter hospital stays make this class a must for all expectant parents.  Topics include:

  • Infant bathing
  • Diaper changing
  • Cord care
  • Circumcision care
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Newborn appearance
  • Importance of creating a routine

This class is for expectant or adopting parents and/or another support person and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (8 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Transitioning into Parenthood

Most of us enter pregnancy and parenthood with little preparation for what lies ahead. The transition into a new role—that begins with 24 hour days, 7 days a week, without vacations or holidays—can be overwhelming. Topics of discussion can include:

  • Economic concerns
  • Social support systems
  • Hormonal changes
  • Difference between "baby blues" and postpartum depression—and how to find the support and resources you may need

This class is for anyone (women, spouses, partners, support persons) and may be taken pre- or post-delivery. The fee is $10.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (4 spots remaining)
fee $10.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Surviving Motherhood Support Group 1

New mothers and their babies are invited to this forum to share and learn coping strategies. Topics include:

  • Infant feedings
  • Sleep patterns
  • Changing family relationships
  • Other areas of concern

"Surviving Motherhood 1" is for babies 2 weeks to 6 months old. "Surviving Motherhood 2" is for babies 6 to 18 months old. Register after the birth of your baby. This free class is for any mother of a new baby looking for support or wishing to network with other mothers.  Mothers should attend with their babies.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 mother/baby pair, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or (847) 535-6182.

date Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (11 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Childbirth Refresher

This 3-hour workshop is designed for expectant parents who have previously attended a childbirth course and wish to review labor and delivery techniques and hospital policies.  Preparation for an unanticipated Cesarean is included, as is an optional tour of our facility. 

This class is for expectant parents and/or another support person, and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $40 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Friday, November 14, 2014 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (7 spots remaining)
fee $40.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Childbirth Preparation: One-Day Class

This class is designed for first-time parents and those who desire an expanded review of childbirth preparation. Course content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Lecture and discussion of the labor and delivery process
  • Epidural anesthesia and other methods of pain management
  • Policies and procedures specific to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Tour of the Maternity Department (there is no need to register for the tour separately)

This popular all-day Saturday class is taught in Lake Forest, and the fee is $125 per couple for the weekend course. We also offer a three-week evening series; the fee is $100 per couple for weekday classes.

Sessions are designed for couples. The father or support person is urged to attend, since their role is an active and important one. Early registration is suggested as classes often fill up in advance.  You should plan to complete your class six to eight weeks prior to delivery.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (10 spots remaining)
fee $125.00
location Lake Forest Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Tour of the Maternity Center

Expectant couples and any couple considering starting or adding to their family can tour the Waud Family Center for Maternity Services. 

Registration is necessary, and the tour is free. Please arrive five minutes in advance to check in at the reception desk.

For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. (7 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Lake Forest Campus, Hunter Family Center for Women's Health
Register Online
 

Infant CPR & Safety

This class is designed for new and expectant parents interested in learning lifesaving techniques, such as what to do when an infant is choking, as well as cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants. This class also includes some safety issues related specifically to infants. Please note: this course is not a certification.

This class is for expectant, adopting, or new parents and grandparents. It should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy, but may also be taken after delivery. Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly. The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (8 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Surviving Motherhood Support Group 2

New mothers and their babies are invited to this forum to share and learn coping strategies. Topics include:

  • Infant feedings
  • Sleep patterns
  • Changing family relationships
  • Other areas of concern

"Surviving Motherhood 1" is for babies 2 weeks to 6 months old. "Surviving Motherhood 2" is for babies 6 to 18 months old. Register after the birth of your baby. This free class is for any mother of a new baby looking for support or wishing to network with other mothers.  Mothers should attend with their babies.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 mother/baby pair, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (11 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Childbirth Preparation: One-Day Class

This class is designed for first-time parents and those who desire an expanded review of childbirth preparation. Course content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Lecture and discussion of the labor and delivery process
  • Epidural anesthesia and other methods of pain management
  • Policies and procedures specific to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Tour of the Maternity Department (there is no need to register for the tour separately)

This popular all-day Saturday class is taught in Lake Forest, and the fee is $125 per couple for the weekend course. We also offer a three-week evening series; the fee is $100 per couple for weekday classes.

Sessions are designed for couples. The father or support person is urged to attend, since their role is an active and important one. Early registration is suggested as classes often fill up in advance.  You should plan to complete your class six to eight weeks prior to delivery.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (5 spots remaining)
fee $125.00
location Lake Forest Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Tour of the Maternity Center

Expectant couples and any couple considering starting or adding to their family can tour the Waud Family Center for Maternity Services. 

Registration is necessary, and the tour is free. Please arrive five minutes in advance to check in at the reception desk.

For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. (8 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Lake Forest Campus, Hunter Family Center for Women's Health
Register Online
 

Tour of the Maternity Center

Expectant couples and any couple considering starting or adding to their family can tour the Waud Family Center for Maternity Services. 

Registration is necessary, and the tour is free. Please arrive five minutes in advance to check in at the reception desk.

For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. (6 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Lake Forest Campus, Hunter Family Center for Women's Health
Register Online
 

Sibling Preparation (Ages 3-8)

Prepare your child for the arrival of a new family member.  This class is designed for the big brother-to-be or sister-to-be and teaches your child the proper way to hold the new baby, talk about feelings and learn sibling responsibilities.  A visit to the nursery window is included.

This class is for 3- to 8-year-old children; one parent must accompany the child to class, and both parents are welcome.  It should be taken in the last trimester of mom's pregnancy.  Register as soon as possible to ensure your place.  The fee is $10 per child, $5 for each additional child. If you are registering more than one child, please email childbirthed@lfh.org or call 847.535.6182.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or (847) 535-6182.

date Monday, December 1, 2014 - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (8 spots remaining)
fee $10.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Newborn Care Basics

This class covers basic baby care skills.  Shorter hospital stays make this class a must for all expectant parents.  Topics include:

  • Infant bathing
  • Diaper changing
  • Cord care
  • Circumcision care
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Newborn appearance
  • Importance of creating a routine

This class is for expectant or adopting parents and/or another support person and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (9 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Grayslake
Register Online
 

Preparation for Breastfeeding

Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants have designed this class to provide the information needed for a positive breastfeeding experience.  Topics include:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the breast
  • Latching on
  • Proper positioning
  • Milk expression
  • Engorgement
  • Techniques for success
  • Optional "pump chat", offered at the end of the class, for participants wishing to increase their knowledge about breast pumps

This class is recommended for first-time parents and is a great review if you've breastfed before.  It is for expectant couples and/or another support person and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (10 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Little Bear Foundation - Support to families of premature babies

Providing support to families of premature babies from birth to life after the hospital. 

We also provide support to families who are pregnant again after having a premature baby. The Little Bear Foundation, Inc. will work until no family feels alone. (No fee.)

For additional information or to register, please go online to www.lfh.org or telephone Childbirth Education at 847-535-6182.

date Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (10 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Newborn Care Basics

This class covers basic baby care skills.  Shorter hospital stays make this class a must for all expectant parents.  Topics include:

  • Infant bathing
  • Diaper changing
  • Cord care
  • Circumcision care
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Newborn appearance
  • Importance of creating a routine

This class is for expectant or adopting parents and/or another support person and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 6:30 to 9:00pm (8 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Infant CPR & Safety

This class is designed for new and expectant parents interested in learning lifesaving techniques, such as what to do when an infant is choking, as well as cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants. This class also includes some safety issues related specifically to infants. Please note: this course is not a certification.

This class is for expectant, adopting, or new parents and grandparents. It should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy, but may also be taken after delivery. Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly. The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (9 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Grayslake
Register Online
 

Surviving Motherhood Support Group 1

New mothers and their babies are invited to this forum to share and learn coping strategies. Topics include:

  • Infant feedings
  • Sleep patterns
  • Changing family relationships
  • Other areas of concern

"Surviving Motherhood 1" is for babies 2 weeks to 6 months old. "Surviving Motherhood 2" is for babies 6 to 18 months old. Register after the birth of your baby. This free class is for any mother of a new baby looking for support or wishing to network with other mothers.  Mothers should attend with their babies.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 mother/baby pair, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or (847) 535-6182.

date Friday, December 5, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (12 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake
Register Online
 

Tour of the Maternity Center

Expectant couples and any couple considering starting or adding to their family can tour the Waud Family Center for Maternity Services. 

Registration is necessary, and the tour is free. Please arrive five minutes in advance to check in at the reception desk.

For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. (1 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Lake Forest Campus, Hunter Family Center for Women's Health
Register Online
 

Infant CPR & Safety

This class is designed for new and expectant parents interested in learning lifesaving techniques, such as what to do when an infant is choking, as well as cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants. This class also includes some safety issues related specifically to infants. Please note: this course is not a certification.

This class is for expectant, adopting, or new parents and grandparents. It should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy, but may also be taken after delivery. Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly. The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (4 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Surviving Motherhood Support Group 2

New mothers and their babies are invited to this forum to share and learn coping strategies. Topics include:

  • Infant feedings
  • Sleep patterns
  • Changing family relationships
  • Other areas of concern

"Surviving Motherhood 1" is for babies 2 weeks to 6 months old. "Surviving Motherhood 2" is for babies 6 to 18 months old. Register after the birth of your baby. This free class is for any mother of a new baby looking for support or wishing to network with other mothers.  Mothers should attend with their babies.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 mother/baby pair, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (11 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake
Register Online
 

Childbirth Preparation: One-Day Class

This class is designed for first-time parents and those who desire an expanded review of childbirth preparation. Course content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Lecture and discussion of the labor and delivery process
  • Epidural anesthesia and other methods of pain management
  • Policies and procedures specific to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Tour of the Maternity Department (there is no need to register for the tour separately)

This popular all-day Saturday class is taught in Lake Forest, and the fee is $125 per couple for the weekend course. We also offer a three-week evening series; the fee is $100 per couple for weekday classes.

Sessions are designed for couples. The father or support person is urged to attend, since their role is an active and important one. Early registration is suggested as classes often fill up in advance.  You should plan to complete your class six to eight weeks prior to delivery.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (8 spots remaining)
fee $125.00
location Lake Forest Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Tour of the Maternity Center

Expectant couples and any couple considering starting or adding to their family can tour the Waud Family Center for Maternity Services. 

Registration is necessary, and the tour is free. Please arrive five minutes in advance to check in at the reception desk.

For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. (8 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Lake Forest Campus, Hunter Family Center for Women's Health
Register Online
 

OB Hospitalist Meet and Greet

We have partnered with Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group and Prentice Women's Hospital to offer obstetric (OB) hospitalist services at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. OB hospitalists are board-certified obstetricians who provide 24/7 onsite coverage of Labor and Delivery and work collaboratively with your private physician for exceptional, patient-centered care. Whether directly involved in your care or simply providing support if needed, the presence of the OB hospitalists onsite around the clock means peace of mind for you and your baby.

This Meet and Greet session provides the opportunity to meet three members of the OB hospitalist team prior to your admission to the hospital. They will discuss the role of an OB hospitalist, how they respect the special relationship you have with your private physician, as well as review topics related to labor and delivery.

This session is recommended for all women in their second or third trimester, whether you are expecting your first baby or have experienced childbirth already. Spouses, significant others, friends or any support person who may accompany you to the hospital for your delivery are welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (24 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Childbirth Preparation: One-Day Class

This class is designed for first-time parents and those who desire an expanded review of childbirth preparation. Course content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Lecture and discussion of the labor and delivery process
  • Epidural anesthesia and other methods of pain management
  • Policies and procedures specific to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Tour of the Maternity Department (there is no need to register for the tour separately)

This popular all-day Saturday class is taught in Lake Forest, and the fee is $125 per couple for the weekend course. We also offer a three-week evening series; the fee is $100 per couple for weekday classes.

Sessions are designed for couples. The father or support person is urged to attend, since their role is an active and important one. Early registration is suggested as classes often fill up in advance.  You should plan to complete your class six to eight weeks prior to delivery.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (11 spots remaining)
fee $125.00
location Lake Forest Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Tour of the Maternity Center

Expectant couples and any couple considering starting or adding to their family can tour the Waud Family Center for Maternity Services. 

Registration is necessary, and the tour is free. Please arrive five minutes in advance to check in at the reception desk.

For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. (7 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Lake Forest Campus, Hunter Family Center for Women's Health
Register Online
 

Tour of the Maternity Center

Expectant couples and any couple considering starting or adding to their family can tour the Waud Family Center for Maternity Services. 

Registration is necessary, and the tour is free. Please arrive five minutes in advance to check in at the reception desk.

For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. (6 spots remaining)
fee Free
location Lake Forest Campus, Hunter Family Center for Women's Health
Register Online
 

Sibling Preparation (Ages 3-8)

Prepare your child for the arrival of a new family member.  This class is designed for the big brother-to-be or sister-to-be and teaches your child the proper way to hold the new baby, talk about feelings and learn sibling responsibilities.  A visit to the nursery window is included.

This class is for 3- to 8-year-old children; one parent must accompany the child to class, and both parents are welcome.  It should be taken in the last trimester of mom's pregnancy.  Register as soon as possible to ensure your place.  The fee is $10 per child, $5 for each additional child. If you are registering more than one child, please email childbirthed@lfh.org or call 847.535.6182.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or (847) 535-6182.

date Monday, January 5, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (9 spots remaining)
fee $10.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Newborn Care Basics

This class covers basic baby care skills.  Shorter hospital stays make this class a must for all expectant parents.  Topics include:

  • Infant bathing
  • Diaper changing
  • Cord care
  • Circumcision care
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Newborn appearance
  • Importance of creating a routine

This class is for expectant or adopting parents and/or another support person and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (11 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Preparation for Breastfeeding

Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants have designed this class to provide the information needed for a positive breastfeeding experience.  Topics include:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the breast
  • Latching on
  • Proper positioning
  • Milk expression
  • Engorgement
  • Techniques for success
  • Optional "pump chat", offered at the end of the class, for participants wishing to increase their knowledge about breast pumps

This class is recommended for first-time parents and is a great review if you've breastfed before.  It is for expectant couples and/or another support person and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Monday, January 12, 2015 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (12 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Childbirth Refresher

This 3-hour workshop is designed for expectant parents who have previously attended a childbirth course and wish to review labor and delivery techniques and hospital policies.  Preparation for an unanticipated Cesarean is included, as is an optional tour of our facility. 

This class is for expectant parents and/or another support person, and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $40 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Friday, January 16, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (10 spots remaining)
fee $40.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Childbirth Preparation: One-Day Class

This class is designed for first-time parents and those who desire an expanded review of childbirth preparation. Course content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Lecture and discussion of the labor and delivery process
  • Epidural anesthesia and other methods of pain management
  • Policies and procedures specific to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Tour of the Maternity Department (there is no need to register for the tour separately)

This popular all-day Saturday class is taught in Lake Forest, and the fee is $125 per couple for the weekend course. We also offer a three-week evening series; the fee is $100 per couple for weekday classes.

Sessions are designed for couples. The father or support person is urged to attend, since their role is an active and important one. Early registration is suggested as classes often fill up in advance.  You should plan to complete your class six to eight weeks prior to delivery.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (10 spots remaining)
fee $125.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Childbirth Preparation: One-Day Class

This class is designed for first-time parents and those who desire an expanded review of childbirth preparation. Course content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Lecture and discussion of the labor and delivery process
  • Epidural anesthesia and other methods of pain management
  • Policies and procedures specific to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Tour of the Maternity Department (there is no need to register for the tour separately)

This popular all-day Saturday class is taught in Lake Forest, and the fee is $125 per couple for the weekend course. We also offer a three-week evening series; the fee is $100 per couple for weekday classes.

Sessions are designed for couples. The father or support person is urged to attend, since their role is an active and important one. Early registration is suggested as classes often fill up in advance.  You should plan to complete your class six to eight weeks prior to delivery.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (12 spots remaining)
fee $125.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

What’s Next for Me? Changing Times, Changing Bodies

Taught by a nurse for Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, this class will provide accurate and concise information and assist parents in guiding their daughter through puberty and beyond. It will explore the physical, emotional, physiological and social aspects of what's normal and how to adjust to these variances in their lives.  Topics include:

  • Exercise
  • Healthy growth and development
  • Hygiene
  • Menstruation
  • Nutrition
  • Puberty
  • Self-image

This class is for pre-adolescent girls (9 to 12 years of age) and their mother or adult support person. The fee is $30 per couple and includes breakfast.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at  childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (12 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Lamaze Workshop

This 2-hour workshop is taught once a month in Lake Forest by an ASPO/Lamaze-certified instructor for parents-to-be who want additional instruction and practice in Lamaze breathing and relaxation techniques.  It is available to those expecting their first baby who have completed the Childbirth Preparation course or parents who have previously attended a childbirth course.

This class should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (10 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Sibling Preparation (Ages 3-8)

Prepare your child for the arrival of a new family member.  This class is designed for the big brother-to-be or sister-to-be and teaches your child the proper way to hold the new baby, talk about feelings and learn sibling responsibilities.  A visit to the nursery window is included.

This class is for 3- to 8-year-old children; one parent must accompany the child to class, and both parents are welcome.  It should be taken in the last trimester of mom's pregnancy.  Register as soon as possible to ensure your place.  The fee is $10 per child, $5 for each additional child. If you are registering more than one child, please email childbirthed@lfh.org or call 847.535.6182.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or (847) 535-6182.

date Monday, February 2, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (10 spots remaining)
fee $10.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Newborn Care Basics

This class covers basic baby care skills.  Shorter hospital stays make this class a must for all expectant parents.  Topics include:

  • Infant bathing
  • Diaper changing
  • Cord care
  • Circumcision care
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Newborn appearance
  • Importance of creating a routine

This class is for expectant or adopting parents and/or another support person and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (11 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Childbirth Preparation: One-Day Class

This class is designed for first-time parents and those who desire an expanded review of childbirth preparation. Course content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Lecture and discussion of the labor and delivery process
  • Epidural anesthesia and other methods of pain management
  • Policies and procedures specific to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Tour of the Maternity Department (there is no need to register for the tour separately)

This popular all-day Saturday class is taught in Lake Forest, and the fee is $125 per couple for the weekend course. We also offer a three-week evening series; the fee is $100 per couple for weekday classes.

Sessions are designed for couples. The father or support person is urged to attend, since their role is an active and important one. Early registration is suggested as classes often fill up in advance.  You should plan to complete your class six to eight weeks prior to delivery.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (12 spots remaining)
fee $125.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Preparation for Breastfeeding

Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants have designed this class to provide the information needed for a positive breastfeeding experience.  Topics include:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the breast
  • Latching on
  • Proper positioning
  • Milk expression
  • Engorgement
  • Techniques for success
  • Optional "pump chat", offered at the end of the class, for participants wishing to increase their knowledge about breast pumps

This class is recommended for first-time parents and is a great review if you've breastfed before.  It is for expectant couples and/or another support person and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Monday, February 9, 2015 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (11 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Childbirth Preparation: One-Day Class

This class is designed for first-time parents and those who desire an expanded review of childbirth preparation. Course content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Lecture and discussion of the labor and delivery process
  • Epidural anesthesia and other methods of pain management
  • Policies and procedures specific to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Tour of the Maternity Department (there is no need to register for the tour separately)

This popular all-day Saturday class is taught in Lake Forest, and the fee is $125 per couple for the weekend course. We also offer a three-week evening series; the fee is $100 per couple for weekday classes.

Sessions are designed for couples. The father or support person is urged to attend, since their role is an active and important one. Early registration is suggested as classes often fill up in advance.  You should plan to complete your class six to eight weeks prior to delivery.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (12 spots remaining)
fee $125.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

What’s Next for Me? Changing Times, Changing Bodies

Taught by a nurse for Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, this class will provide accurate and concise information and assist parents in guiding their daughter through puberty and beyond. It will explore the physical, emotional, physiological and social aspects of what's normal and how to adjust to these variances in their lives.  Topics include:

  • Exercise
  • Healthy growth and development
  • Hygiene
  • Menstruation
  • Nutrition
  • Puberty
  • Self-image

This class is for pre-adolescent girls (9 to 12 years of age) and their mother or adult support person. The fee is $30 per couple and includes breakfast.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at  childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (12 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Sibling Preparation (Ages 3-8)

Prepare your child for the arrival of a new family member.  This class is designed for the big brother-to-be or sister-to-be and teaches your child the proper way to hold the new baby, talk about feelings and learn sibling responsibilities.  A visit to the nursery window is included.

This class is for 3- to 8-year-old children; one parent must accompany the child to class, and both parents are welcome.  It should be taken in the last trimester of mom's pregnancy.  Register as soon as possible to ensure your place.  The fee is $10 per child, $5 for each additional child. If you are registering more than one child, please email childbirthed@lfh.org or call 847.535.6182.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or (847) 535-6182.

date Monday, March 2, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (10 spots remaining)
fee $10.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Childbirth Preparation: One-Day Class

This class is designed for first-time parents and those who desire an expanded review of childbirth preparation. Course content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Lecture and discussion of the labor and delivery process
  • Epidural anesthesia and other methods of pain management
  • Policies and procedures specific to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Tour of the Maternity Department (there is no need to register for the tour separately)

This popular all-day Saturday class is taught in Lake Forest, and the fee is $125 per couple for the weekend course. We also offer a three-week evening series; the fee is $100 per couple for weekday classes.

Sessions are designed for couples. The father or support person is urged to attend, since their role is an active and important one. Early registration is suggested as classes often fill up in advance.  You should plan to complete your class six to eight weeks prior to delivery.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (12 spots remaining)
fee $125.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Preparation for Breastfeeding

Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants have designed this class to provide the information needed for a positive breastfeeding experience.  Topics include:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the breast
  • Latching on
  • Proper positioning
  • Milk expression
  • Engorgement
  • Techniques for success
  • Optional "pump chat", offered at the end of the class, for participants wishing to increase their knowledge about breast pumps

This class is recommended for first-time parents and is a great review if you've breastfed before.  It is for expectant couples and/or another support person and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Monday, March 9, 2015 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (12 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Newborn Care Basics

This class covers basic baby care skills.  Shorter hospital stays make this class a must for all expectant parents.  Topics include:

  • Infant bathing
  • Diaper changing
  • Cord care
  • Circumcision care
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Newborn appearance
  • Importance of creating a routine

This class is for expectant or adopting parents and/or another support person and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (12 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Childbirth Refresher

This 3-hour workshop is designed for expectant parents who have previously attended a childbirth course and wish to review labor and delivery techniques and hospital policies.  Preparation for an unanticipated Cesarean is included, as is an optional tour of our facility. 

This class is for expectant parents and/or another support person, and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $40 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Friday, March 13, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (10 spots remaining)
fee $40.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Childbirth Preparation: One-Day Class

This class is designed for first-time parents and those who desire an expanded review of childbirth preparation. Course content includes:

  • Anatomy and physiology of pregnancy
  • Lecture and discussion of the labor and delivery process
  • Epidural anesthesia and other methods of pain management
  • Policies and procedures specific to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Tour of the Maternity Department (there is no need to register for the tour separately)

This popular all-day Saturday class is taught in Lake Forest, and the fee is $125 per couple for the weekend course. We also offer a three-week evening series; the fee is $100 per couple for weekday classes.

Sessions are designed for couples. The father or support person is urged to attend, since their role is an active and important one. Early registration is suggested as classes often fill up in advance.  You should plan to complete your class six to eight weeks prior to delivery.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (12 spots remaining)
fee $125.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
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Lamaze Workshop

This 2-hour workshop is taught once a month in Lake Forest by an ASPO/Lamaze-certified instructor for parents-to-be who want additional instruction and practice in Lamaze breathing and relaxation techniques.  It is available to those expecting their first baby who have completed the Childbirth Preparation course or parents who have previously attended a childbirth course.

This class should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at Childbirth Education, childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (10 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center
Register Online
 

Preparation for Breastfeeding

Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants have designed this class to provide the information needed for a positive breastfeeding experience.  Topics include:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the breast
  • Latching on
  • Proper positioning
  • Milk expression
  • Engorgement
  • Techniques for success
  • Optional "pump chat", offered at the end of the class, for participants wishing to increase their knowledge about breast pumps

This class is recommended for first-time parents and is a great review if you've breastfed before.  It is for expectant couples and/or another support person and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Monday, April 6, 2015 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (12 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Preparation for Breastfeeding

Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants have designed this class to provide the information needed for a positive breastfeeding experience.  Topics include:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the breast
  • Latching on
  • Proper positioning
  • Milk expression
  • Engorgement
  • Techniques for success
  • Optional "pump chat", offered at the end of the class, for participants wishing to increase their knowledge about breast pumps

This class is recommended for first-time parents and is a great review if you've breastfed before.  It is for expectant couples and/or another support person and should be taken in the last trimester of pregnancy.  Register early in pregnancy, as classes fill up quickly.  The fee is $30 per couple.

Please note: when registering, 1 registration refers to 1 couple, not 1 person.

 

 

 

If the date you would like is full, please contact us to be added to a waiting list. Notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to class for refund or rescheduling. For questions, waiting lists, refunds or rescheduling, please contact Mary Rieber at childbirthed@lfh.org or 847.535.6182.

date Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (12 spots remaining)
fee $30.00
location Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Newborn Hotline

Help is only a phone call away. Call (847) 535-6161, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to talk to a registered nurse with any questions or concerns about your new baby (up to six weeks old).

date 24 hours a day, seven days a week
fee Free
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
 

Newborn Care for Older Siblings (Ages 9+)

This class is designed for older siblings who want to help care for the new baby.  We will teach children how to provide basic care of their new brother or sister.  We will practice how to safely hold, diaper, dress and swaddle the baby, and much more.

This class is for siblings 9 years and older.  Register early in pregnancy; a waiting list will be established to form a class.  The fee is $20 per child and $10 for each additional child.

Please email childbirthed@lfh.org or call (847) 535-6182 if you are interested in registering your child for this class.

date Please email childbirthed@lfh.org or call (847) 535-6182 if you are interested in registering your child for this class.
fee $20.00
location TBD
 

Pre / Post Natal Yoga

Pre/Post Natal Yoga

Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Drop in rate now available!

Practicing yoga during pregnancy will help you prepare for labor and delivery by improving breath control, strength, stamina and stress relief, thereby creating a calm mental and physical state. Practicing yoga after your pregnancy will help to restore the tone of the muscles most affected by pregnancy, namely the abdominal and pelvic floor.

For more information: Please contact

Anthony Simone at 847.535.7140 or asimone@lfh.org

date Tuesdays - 9:00a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
fee For more information: Please contact Anthony Simone at 847.535.7140 or asimone@lfh.org
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Health & Fitness Center
 
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