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Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital announced free prenatal classes will resume this evening.

 

The classes have a new format that will provide women important information at the appropriate time in their pregnancy.

 

Classes will be offered on the first Monday of each month for pregnant women who are 20-24 weeks. Topics will include: healthy eating, stages of labor, breathing/Lamaze, myth-busting, the whys, and why nots of inductions, introduction to breastfeeding, and much more. 

 

On the third Monday of each month, classes for pregnant women who are at 32-36 weeks will cover the following topics: fetal monitoring, positions for labor and delivery, what to expect during labor and delivery, C-sections, breastfeeding, the role of your support partner, caring for a newborn and more. 

All classes take place from 6 pm-8 pm in the Steinfort Room at ALMH.

 

In a release Friday,  ALMH says they are “Ready. Safe. Go.” and excited to welcome pregnant moms to classes in a clean and safe environment. ALMH conducts screening on everyone who enters the hospital and sanitizes every surface so attendees can feel comfortable. 

 

There will be a limited number of participants in order to maintain proper social distancing and masks are required upon entrance to the hospital.

 

Elizabeth Meyrick, RN, obstetrics department manager, said quote “We look forward to sharing information that can help lessen anxiety for new moms and even second-time mothers. Information is empowering.” 

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