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					Family Birthing Suites Tour

7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a guided tour of The Family Birthing Suites. We will talk about how we will take care of you and your baby while you are a patient at Finley. There is no fee for this class. This class meets in The Family Birthing Suites Lounge on the following dates: Tues. Feb. 10 Mon. March 2 Mon. April 13 Call for dates.

Infant Massage
Learn to communicate with your baby through loving touch! Benefits of infant massage are: • relaxes baby • deepens bonding • improves communication • stimulates growth and healthy development There is a fee for this class. Held in Babka Wellness Center, 1550 University Ave Please call 563-589-2563 to register for this class.

Other classes are available upon request:
Refresher Lamaze VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) Cesarean Birth

2009 Family Birthing Classes

There’s a difference you can feel at Finley.

The Family Birthing Suites Department at The Finley Hospital offers the following Childbirth Preparation Classes. Classes are held in the Delhi Medical Office Building, 1500 Delhi St., Dubuque, IA 3rd floor Conference Room.

Childbirth Preparation Class (Lamaze)

6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Call 583-BABY (583-2229)
For more information or to register for classes

Breast Feeding Basics

6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

The reason many mothers choose to breast-feed is for the benefits to both baby and mom. Join us for the most up-to-date information on how to have a great breast-feeding experience. Dad is also welcome to attend. There is no fee for this class. The class will be held on the following dates: Wed. Jan. 7 Wed. May 6 Wed. Sept. 9 Thurs. Feb. 5 Mon. June 1 Thurs. Oct. 8 Wed. March 4 Wed. July 8 Mon. Nov. 9 Tues. April 7 Thurs. Aug. 6 Wed. Dec. 9

Sibling Tour

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Having a baby is a family event. Getting big brothers and sisters ready for the new baby is important. Join us while we show your children what a new baby is like. A tour of the Family Birthing Suites is part of this class. Snacks are served and a birthday card is made for the new baby. There is no fee for this class. The class will be held on the following Mondays: Sept. 14 Jan. 5 May 4 Feb. 2 June 8 Oct. 5 Nov. 2 March 2 July 6 April 6 Aug. 3 Dec. 7

This class will help you get ready for the birth of your baby. Class includes topics on: • What happens when you are in labor • What your choices are when you are in labor • Baby care practices • How to keep your baby safe A tour of The Family Birthing Suites is part of this class. The class meets one night a week for 4 weeks. There is a fee for this class. The dates are as follows: Regular Lamaze Baby Care Tues. Jan. 6 to Jan. 20 Baby Care Jan. 27 Thurs. Feb. 19 to March 5 Baby Care March 12 Tues. March 10 to March 24 Baby Care March 31 Wed. April 1 to April 15 Baby Care April 22 Thurs. April 23 to May 7 Baby Care May 14 Tues. May 12 to May 26 Baby Care June 2 Thurs. June 25 to July 9 Baby Care July 16 Tues. July 14 to July 28 Baby Care Aug. 4 Thurs. Aug. to Sept. 10 Baby Care Sept. 17 Tues. Sept. 15 to Sept. 29 Baby Care Oct. 6 Thurs. Oct. 29 to Nov. 12 Baby Care Nov. 19 Tues. Nov. 17 to Dec. 1 Baby Care Dec. 8

Grandparents Class

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Join us for an update in current birth topics. Tips for grand parenting and current baby care practices are also discussed. A tour of the Family Birthing Suite is part of this class. There is no fee for this class. The class will be held on the following Mondays: Jan. 12 April 13 July 13 Oct. 12

One Day Childbirth Preparation (Lamaze) 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The same topics that are taught in the 4 week class are covered in this class. The class includes a tour of The Family Birthing Suites and baby care topics. There is a fee for this class. The class will be held on the following dates: (Includes Baby Care 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) Sat. Jan 10 Sat. Aug. 8 Sat. Feb. 21 Sat. Sept. 19 Sat. April 4 Sat. Oct. 10 Sat. May 16 Sat. Dec. 5 Sat. June 24

Just for You
“Just for You” is a one-on-one childbirth class for couples that cannot attend a regular class. Class is by appointment only and includes a tour of The Family Birthing Suites. There is a fee for this class.