Our admin team is on winter break from December 23, 2021 through January 3, 2022. We are available for current clients, but non-urgent matters and service inquiries will have a delayed response time. If you'd like to inquire about classes, labor support, or postpartum support, please fill out our contact form and Cait or Shawna will be in touch the first week of January. Take good care and we'll see you in the new year!

Third Coast Guide to Childbirth – 6 week series – Birth Center of Chicago

Birth classes for you and your birth partner, learn the process leading up to and throughout labor and birth, as well as what to expect in the early days with a new baby. Get an unbiased, straightforward perspective, and ample time to get your questions answered. Get to know other expectant parents; use this class as a starting point for you to build community as you begin this journey into parenthood.

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Description

Strengthen your birth support team with our guide to childbirth! Together with your birthing partner, learn about the process leading up to and throughout labor and birth, as well as what to expect in the early days with a new baby. Get to know other expectant parents; use this class as a starting point for you to build community as you begin this journey into parenthood. Topics that we will cover in this childbirth class include:

  • An in depth discussion of what to expect in each phase of labor
  • The role of support partners and care providers during each phase of labor
  • In depth discussion and hands-on practice of comfort measures including both natural and medical options
  • In Depth discussion of medical interventions
  • Informed consent and what that looks like in labor and birth
  • What to expect in the first moments and days after your baby is born
  • Breastfeeding
  • Caring for yourself and your baby in the first few weeks of parenthood

This class meets on Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Birth Center of Chicago, 3832 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. In the case of a rollback in the City of Chicago or State of Illinois reopening phases where we can no longer safely hold class in-person, or if a class cancellation due to in-class covid exposure is necessary, class will move to a virtual format. There are no refunds.