For the safety of all participants and staff, prenatal classes at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial have been temporarily cancelled until further notice. In the meantime, please consider our virtual prenatal and family class options.

As you await the arrival of your newest family member, a childbirth class is a great way to prepare for labor, birth and infant care.

At the University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial, our highly trained nurses offer a full array of classes designed to help you and your loved ones prepare to welcome the newest addition to your family.

Our Classes

Join us on a journey to successful breastfeeding! In this class, we'll cover everything you need to know to make breastfeeding a positive experience, including:

  • latch techniques
  • feeding positions
  • the first few days with your baby
  • healthy eating habits
  • postpartum support

Each participant will received a free baby bag filled with breastfeeding support items upon completion of the class set. 

Price

Classes offered are free of charge

Class Schedule

Classes are monthly and participants must attend all 3 classes to receive a free baby bag filled with breastfeeding items. Call 708-915-3825 to get the latest updates on dates and to learn more.

Location

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial, POB LL 3&4

For the safety of all participants and staff, prenatal classes at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial have been temporarily cancelled. In the meantime, please consider our virtual labor preparation class options.

Understanding birth just got better with the most current evidence-based information. All new animation that are more accurate, including the stages of labor, epidural procedures and cesarean surgery. We also use 4D ultrasound images to show parents how a fetus develops.

This four-week series is taught by a certified childbirth educator. Class segments include:

  • Partner Tips: for dads and other support people
  • Take Note: helps parents retain important information
  • Understanding Comfort Techniques: practical hands-on training in labor support, breathing, relaxation, massage, labor and pushing positions, information on labor support doulas, along with the opportunity to view beautifully captured birth stories

Couples are asked to bring two pillows and a sheet or blanket from home, and to wear comfortable clothing suitable for sitting on the floor.

Price

$30 per couple

Class Schedule

For the safety of all participants and staff, this class is temporarily cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updated information.

Location

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial

For More Information

Call Women’s & Children’s Services at 708-915-3825

For the safety of all participants and staff, prenatal classes at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial have been temporarily cancelled. Please check back for updated information.

Expectant parents are invited to tour the maternity suites at the University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial. and see the advantages of delivering their baby in a beautiful, state-of-the-art room offering the optimum in comfort and technology. Labor, delivery, recovery, and post partum care all occur in the same room, allowing new parents to fully enjoy those first cherished moments with their new baby. 

The tour includes:

  • UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial admission procedures, including pre-admission forms
  • Practical information that will answer any remaining questions you may have regarding your stay
  • Information regarding pediatricians and doulas

Price

Free

Schedule

For the safety of all participants and staff, all tours are temporarily cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updated information.

Location

The tour starts in the main lobby at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.

For More Information

 

Call Women's and Children's Services at 708-915-3825.

 

For the safety of all participants and staff, prenatal classes at UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial have been temporarily cancelled. In the meantime, please consider our virtual infant care class options.

Learning about newborn care before you have your baby can make a big difference in how easily you adjust during those first few months. This class includes far more information than what well-meaning family and friends are able to give.

Learn to care for your new baby with confidence in this two session course, which includes:

  • Information on infant nutrition
  • Normal newborn characteristics and development
  • How to bathe and diaper your baby
  • When to notify physician for a sick child
  • Parenting information
  • Informative films and a take home book to supplement learning.

Prepare for your newborn now, both you and your baby will be glad you did! Grandparents and other care givers who’d like to refresh their skills are encouraged to attend.

Price

$20 per two-week course

Class Schedule

For the safety of all participants and staff, this class is temporarily cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updated information.

Location

UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial

For More Information

Call Women’s & Children’s Services at 708-915-3825.