IVCH Prepared Chidbirth Classes Begin February 7

The next series of Illinois Valley Community Hospital prepared childbirth classes for women in the last trimester of their pregnancy and their partners begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, in the IVCH office building at 1305 6th Street in Peru, one block east of the hospital’s emergency department entrance.

The next three classes will be February 13, 21 and 28. Although there is no charge to attend, pre-registration is requested by calling 815-780-3860 or by enrolling online at ivch.org.

The first two classes in the series focus on labor and delivery. The week three class discusses breast feeding and the fourth class offers advice on newborn care and car seat safety along with infant CPR instruction.