HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital offering "Having a Baby" educational series

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EFFINGHAM - HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital is offering a three-part educational series for expectant parents starting August 10.

Officials say their "Having a Baby" series is designed to make a positive difference in the birth experience for mothers and their support partners.  First-time mothers are encouraged to sign up for this class at 20 weeks of pregnancy, and to begin the series at 30 weeks with their support partners.

During this series, participants will learn more about the following subjects:

- Signs of Preterm Labor
- Stages of Labor
- Pain Relief Options for Labor
- Medical Interventions
- Role of the Support Partner
- Breathing and Relaxation Techniques
- Birthing Positions
- Cesarean Birth
- Immediate and Extended Post-Partum
- Infant Care and Safety

For more information about this or any other program offered by HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, or to sign up, call (217) 347-1529 or visit www.stanthonyshospital.org.

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