Education and Classes

In-Person Education

A number of classes are offered for expecting moms and families, taught by experienced educators from a wide variety of backgrounds. The Perinatal Education Staff prides itself on providing competent and compassionate educators dedicated to helping you make informed choices about your care through knowledge of many alternatives in healthcare today.

Prenatal Classes  Postnatal Classes 
  • Childbirth
  • Childbirth refresher course
  • Accelerated weekend classes for those with complicated schedules
  • Sibling preparation
  • Breastfeeding basics
  • Infant CPR and safety 
  • New Parents Network 
  • Postpartum and newborn care
  • Breastfeeding while returning to work or school
  • Infant massage techniques
  • "Happiest Baby on the Block"
  • Infant CPR and safety
  • Postpartum support groups
  • Pelvic Floor & Core 

For a calendar view of all classes, click here. Financial assistance is available upon request

Online Childbirth Education

While nothing can replace the warmth, interaction and camaraderie of a classroom environment, our convenient online childbirth class—offered with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, part of Ascension—is an interactive program that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities and games to teach you all of the essential information you need to know to prepare for birth. It’s ideal for expectant parents who can’t attend on-site childbirth classes due to work schedules, time constraints or medical conditions. Learn more and register now on

If you have questions about online childbirth education or to schedule a tour and two-hour in-person course, please call 414-585-1025.




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