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Silver Cross Offers Childbirth Education Classes in April

New Lenox, IL (March 19, 2012)— Silver Cross offers an array of classes to help new parents prepare and expect the best from their birthing experience in the hospital’s beautiful new birthing suites. For more information or to register for one or more Childbirth Classes, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

Birthing Center Tours

Silver Cross Hospital will offer free Birthing Center Tours for expectant families on the new hospital campus at 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. The tours will be offered at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays, April 15 and 22 and Saturday, April 28 to help new parents prepare and expect the best from their birthing experience in the hospital’s luxurious birthing suites.

Breastfeeding Class

A certified lactation consultant will teach the basics of breastfeeding, including establishing a milk supply, breast pumps, avoiding difficulties and more Wednesday, April 11 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital; Pavilion A, Conference Center room 2A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Newborns welcome. Cost is $15.

Prenatal Class

Silver Cross will offer a free Prenatal Childbirth class on Sunday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital; Pavilion A, Conference Center Room 1A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Led by a registered labor and delivery nurse, during this two-day class participants will learn about labor, delivery, recovery, post partum and other birthing options.  Class size is limited and registration is mandatory.

Prepared Childbirth Class

Silver Cross Hospital will offer a 3-week Prepared Childbirth Class Thursdays, April 12, 19 and 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center Room 1A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will receive instruction from a registered nurse on breathing, relaxation and floor exercise techniques.  She will also review the labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum processes. Cost is $75.

Prepared Childbirth Weekend Class

Silver Cross Hospital will offer a Prepared Childbirth Weekend class Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center Room 1A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will receive instruction from a registered nurse on breathing, relaxation and floor exercise techniques.  She will also review the labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum processes.  Cost is $75 per couple, which includes lunch.

About the new Silver Cross Women and Infant Birthing Center

Silver Cross has brought together cutting-edge medical technology with spa-like amenities to make the birthing experience all the more memorable.   The new Birthing Center at the New Lenox Hospital has 12 luxurious birthing suites designed for labor, delivery and recovery so parents can have the convenience of staying in the same room through recovery followed by a stay in one of 30 private mother-baby suites.  Each private suite is fully-equipped with a bathroom with a shower and immersion tub to help with labor pains, blanket warmer, refrigerator, wireless internet access, 30” flat screen TV system, and a comfortable sofa-sleeper so family members can stay around the clock. 

Furthermore, a variety of pain relief methods is available 24 hours a day provided by an anesthesiologist.  And for deliveries requiring surgery, there are two complete cesarean suites.  Children’s Memorial neonatologists and pediatric hospitalist is onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And if needed, Children’s pediatric cardiologists is available to analyze a baby’s echocardiogram in real time through a video linkage with Silver Cross. For more information about the new Silver Cross Women and Infant Birthing Center visit www.silvercross.org/specialdeliveries.  For a referral to an obstetrician/gynecologist or pediatrician on staff at Silver Cross, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL. 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for the last seven consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices and recently opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

 

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