Prenatal Classes Start Wednesday

The next series of childbirth classes at Illinois Valley Community Hospital gets underway at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the meeting room inside hospital’s office building at 1305 6th Street in Peru, just east of the emergency department entrance.

Additional sessions are set for the next three Wednesdays, May 9, 16 and 23.

Taught by IVCH obstetrics unit nurses, the first two classes focus on labor and delivery. The week three class is about breastfeeding and the week four class covers newborn care, including infant CPR and car seat safety.

Pre-registration is encouraged by calling 815-780-3860 or by going online at