Swedish Hospital in Chicago offers educational programs and childbirth classes for new and expectant mothers.
For more information, or to register for an event, call 773-878-6888 or visit our Pregnancy & Parenting classes and events.
Baby Care and Infant CPR Class
The Baby Care and Infant CPR Class is a one-day class taking place on a Saturday or Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., covering topics such as cord and circumcision care, jaundice, diapering, bathing, green baby tips, car seat use and calming a crying baby.
Price: $75 per couple. If you are unable to afford the cost of this program and are delivering at Swedish Hospital, contact our Call Center at 773-878-6888 for payment options.
Do you have a FSA account? This class may be covered. Call your FSA agent to find out.
Learn more and register for our Baby Care and Infant CPR Class>>
Receive instruction and learn breastfeeding techniques from board-certified lactation consultants.
Price: $20 per couple. If you have Medicaid or are uninsured and delivering at Swedish Hospital, please contact our Call Center at 773-878-6888 to attend this class at no cost.
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Childbirth Education Class
The childbirth education class is offered as a one-day weekend marathon class or a three-part "Natural Childbirth Options" series on weekday evenings. A tour of the maternity unit is included.
Price: $75 per couple. If you are unable to afford the cost of this program and are delivering at Swedish Hospital, contact our Call Center at 773-878-6888 for payment options. Do you have a FSA account? This class may be covered. Call your specific FSA agent to find out.
One-Day Marathon Class
- What to expect during labor and delivery
- Birthing options
- Admission to the hospital
- Epidurals and pain management
- Vaginal and C-Section births
- Common interventions and scenarios
"Natural Childbirth Options" Series Class
- Managing early labor at home
- Practicing natural comfort measure techniques through muscular relaxation, massage, rhythm and rituals and essentials oils
- Ways to keep labor progressing
- Common medical procedures
- How the support partner can connect with the laboring mom
Learn more and register for our Childbirth Education Class>>
Family Birthing Center Tour
Swedish Health nurses conduct a guided tour through our Family Birthing Center, including the labor and delivery units and postpartum floor, providing general birthing information.
Please note: The Childbirth Education Class includes a tour of the Family Birthing Center.
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New Mom Classes
New Moms Group
Whether you delivered at Swedish Hospital or somewhere else, all new and expecting moms are welcome to join this free, weekly support group. The group is facilitated by midwives, psychologists, lactation consultants and other experts and covers topics such as postpartum body changes, feeding challenges, exercising post-delivery, dealing with baby blues and more. Babies welcome!
Learn more and register for our New Moms Group>>
Clase de Lactancia Materna
Aprende los elementos básicos y las técnicas correctas de lactancia materna de nuestras consultoras de lactancia certificadas por el consejo. Se les recomienda encarecidamente asistir las parejas a esta clase.
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Pre- and Postpartum Exercise Classes
Galter LifeCenter, a part of Swedish Hospital and Chicago's only certified medical fitness center, is located on our hospital's campus. From aquatics to yoga, they offer a variety of pre- and postpartum exercises classes.
Learn more and register for Women's Health Classes at Galter LifeCenter>>