Family Birth Center Pre-Natal Activities
Family Birth Center Tours
The Family Birth Center Tour will show you everything you need to know to plan for your hospital stay. From understanding the admission process, reserving premier birthing suites, to touring the labor rooms and descriptions of test your physician may order, you will be prepared to make an easy transition from your home to the hospital. For more information, please call 876-3400.
Infant CPR Classes
This class teaches Moms and Dads the skills needed for infant CPR. Taught by Pediatric Registered Nurses certified in CPR instruction. To register please call 217-876-3400.
Pre/Post Natal Land & Water Aerobics
These pre and post natal exercise classes held at the Decatur YMCA focus on strengthening muscles that often get weak in pregnancy and stretching muscles that get tight as a pregnant woman's posture changes. The land aerobics class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays and the water aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information or to register, please call the YMCA at 217-872-9622.
Prepared Childbirth Classes
Five week series of classes for women seven and eight months pregnant, addressing labor and delivery process, pain management methods, breathing and relaxation techniques, taking care of mom after delivery, taking care of baby and breast-feeding. To register please call 217-876-3400.
E-Birth Class - Online Childbirth Class
Our online childbirth class is ideal for those expectant parents who can’t attend an on-site childbirth class due to work schedules, time constraints, or medical conditions.
The eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities, and games to teach all the essential information parents need to know to prepare for their birth. To register please call 217-876-3400 or click link to register online.