Childbirth Education Classes


Our Childbirth Education Classes will provide you with understanding, support and information that will help you adjust to the changes that occur during pregnancy and after. All classes are taught by trained and certified instructors.

Prepared Childbirth Education

Designed for women in their sixth month of pregnancy and their coaches, this class deals with the birth process and covers breathing and relaxation techniques, C-section preparation, discomforts associated with pregnancy, and the tools (e.g. epidurals) for coping with the discomforts. This class will also review feeding options and the advantages of breastfeeding along with planning for separation related to work, school, or other activities. A tour of the Maternal Infant Health Center is included as well as tips on exercise and body mechanics. The fee is $35. The class if offered as either an all-day Saturday class or divided into two Wednesday evening sessions.

To register, for more information, please call 217-479-5800, or visit the Events Calendar for scheduled dates and times of the classes.

New Physician at Passavant OB/GYN

Posted on: November 17, 2017

Alexander Raw, MD, a faculty member at SIU OB/GYN, is accepting new patients at Passavant OB/GYN. Dr. Raw, an obstetrician/gynecologist, recently completed his residency in obstetrics/gynecology at the SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL. He earned his medical doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2013. He holds undergraduate degrees in chemistry and biology from the University of Texas at Dallas. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Raw, please call Passavant OB-GYN, 243-8455. Passavant OB/GYN is located on the Passavant Area Hospital campus, east entrance.

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