Family Birth Center Tours* - Come see where your baby will be born. Led by a member of the Family Birth center staff, private tours of the Family Birth Center are available to families and children over age 10. These free tours are offered twice each month on Tuesdays at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Occasional weekend afternoon tours are available also. Tours in Spanish are available upon request. Register online.
Me Too! Tours* - Let a new brother or sister see where baby will be born in a tour created especially for them. A Family Birth Center staff member leads private tours of the Family Birth Center for children. These free tours are offered twice each month on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. Tours in Spanish are offered once each month on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Register online.
*During influenza season, tours may be restricted to only those who are 18 years and older. Expectant mothers and fathers under 18 will be permitted to attend. Me Too! Tours may be cancelled when visiting restrictions occur.
Childbirth Education - This class covers pregnancy and aspects of labor and delivery such as the role of the labor coach, childbirth choices, OB procedures, breathing and relaxation techniques, and medication options. Register online.
Childbirth Education Refresher - Review prenatal information for the expectant couple that has taken classes during a previous pregnancy. Register online.
Childbirth Education Marathon - If you're too busy for a traditional class, this class is for you. This class covers everything you'll need to know about childbirth in a one-day format. Register online.
Cesarean Section Class - This class is designed for women who know they will be having a Cesarean birth or would like to know more about it. The program will cover frequently asked questions and includes a tour. It is taught by a registered nurse in Labor and Delivery. Register online.
Surviving Multiples - Taught by a registered nurse who is also a mother of multiples, this class is especially designed for the family expecting twins or more! Learn about how your pregnancy is unique and different. Topics include nutrition for a multiple pregnancy, minimizing the risk of complications, labor and delivery, breast and bottle feeding more than one baby and preparing your home for the arrival of babies. Highly recommended to take early in the second trimester for a healthy pregnancy outcome. Register online.
Prepared Childbirth During Bedrest - This information packet is a viable alternative when confined to bed and unable to attend childbirth preparation classes away from home. For a fee of $25, receive class information and speak with an OB educator to answer your questions. A note from your physician or midwife stating that you are on bedrest is required. Call 630-499-2309.
Baby Beeper - Every mom delivering at Rush-Copley can use a free pager to let her support person know when baby is coming. To reserve your baby beeper, call 630-978-6200.
Now I'm a Sibling - Through fun activities and a tour of the Family Birth Center, youngsters ages 3 to 6 prepare for baby's arrival. There's information for parents too! Register online.