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Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox offers a variety of health education, childbirth preparation classes and support groups during the month of July.

Baby Basics Class

Parents-to-be and new parents can learn about their baby’s physical care and health, using child care, common problems, stress management and positive child guidance skills at a special one-day Baby Basics Class. This program will be held Tuesday, July 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.  Cost is $25 per couple.

Birthing Center Tours

Silver Cross Hospital will offer free Birthing Center Tours for expectant families at 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. The hour-long tours are offered Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and one Tuesday a month at 7:30 p.m. in the hospital’s luxurious birthing suites. For more information, visit www.silvercross.org.

Breastfeeding Classes

A certified lactation consultant will teach the basics of breastfeeding including establishing a milk supply, breast pumps, avoiding difficulties and more on Monday, July 8, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Cost is $15 per person for the one-day class.

Breastfeeding Support Group

The Silver Cross Birthing Center’s certified lactation consultants will host a free Breastfeeding Support Group meeting Friday, July 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. New mothers have many questions and concerns about breastfeeding in the weeks leading up to and after birth. The Breastfeeding Support Group is a way to exchange information and experiences. Infants are welcome to attend. First-time participants should register in advance at www.silvercross.org.

Prepared Childbirth Classes

Silver Cross Hospital will offer a two-part weekday Prepared Childbirth Class on Monday, July 15, and Tuesday, July 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. All classes will be held in the hospital’s Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will receive instruction from a certified childbirth class instructor on breathing and relaxation. She will also review the labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum, and other birthing options. A tour of the Birthing Unit is included. Cost is $80 per couple. To register, visit www.silvercross.org

Shrink an Enlarged Prostate without Surgery

An enlarged prostate gland may cause urine leaking, loss of bladder control, pain and other symptoms that affect quality of life. Learn about a new minimally invasive procedure at Silver Cross called prostatic artery embolization at Shrink an Enlarged Prostate without Surgery Wednesday, July 10. Interventional radiologist Dr. Feraz Rahman will speak about this highly effective treatment. Light dinner at 4 p.m. Lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. To register, visit www.silvercross.org

Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

Looking to lose weight? Join Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced gastric bypass surgeons with Bariatric & Minimally Invasive (BMI) Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, for a free informational session about Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

The program is held on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. at BMI Surgery, Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Suite 260, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery, including the ReShape® gastric balloon placement, gastric sleeve, and the REALIZE® and LAP-BAND® gastric band systems, and find out who is a candidate for the procedure. Register to attend a free informational session at www.silvercross.org.

Bariatric Support Group

Silver Cross Hospital in partnership with BMI Surgery hosts a free Bariatric Support Group for individuals who have undergone weight loss surgery. The meeting will be held Wednesday, July 31, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. First-time participants should call 815-717-8744 for more information. 

Baby Bereavement Support Group

Silver Cross Hospital offers a support group for parents who have experienced loss during pregnancy, at birth or shortly after, or from early Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The Baby Bereavement Support Group will meet Thursday, July 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the hospital’s Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox. For more information, visit www.silvercross.org.

Stroke Support Group

Stroke survivor’s family members and caregivers are welcome to attend the Silver Cross Neuroscience Institute’s Stroke Support Group. The meeting will take place on Wednesdays, July 10 and 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. First-time participants should visit www.silvercross.org to register. 

Breast Cancer Support Group

The American Cancer Society and Silver Cross Hospital will host I Can Cope, an educational program for women facing breast cancer, on Tuesday, July 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. This free program covers topics relevant to the cancer experience and offers practical help in coping with some of the emotional issues resulting from a cancer diagnosis.  First-time participants should visit www.silvercross.org to register to attend.

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.