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Childbirth Education Programs

Becoming a parent means taking on the most important responsibility in the world, but you don't have to go it alone. Childbirth education programs at Alton Memorial Hospital help expectant parents prepare for everything from breast-feeding to life with new baby.

Understanding Birth eClass!
$40 per family
This interactive program is a web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities and games to teach all the essential information needed to prepare for birth. Topics include: understanding pregnancy, labor and comfort techniques, postpartum care, and newborn care. The Understanding Birth eClass registration includes: 24-hour unlimited online access for nine months and individualized one-onone E-mail correspondence and support from an Alton Memorial Hospital childbirth educator throughout your virtual course. You will be emailed instructions on how to access the materials within two business days of your registration.
Register online or call 855.200.6643 to register for the eClass.
Breastfeeding Basics This will remain an in-person class, and equips participants with valuable information to support successful breastfeeding, including basic techniques and preparation for return to work and pumping.
Register online  or call 855.200.6643 to register for Breastfeeding Basics.

Tours of Women & Infants: Tours of Women & Infants: Take a virtual tour of our Women’s Health and Childbirth Center and see where you will meet your baby for the first time! Due to COVID-19, for the safety of you and our patients, we have currently paused our in-person tours. View the current visitor policy.

Educational Videos:

Understanding Baby Care

Antibiotics and Your Baby

Safe Sleep Guidelines for Babies

Hand Expression

Pain Management password required


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Contact Us

To register for any of these classes, call toll-free 800.392.0936.

For more information about the Women's Health & Childbirth Center, call 618.463.7455.

Find a doctor or make an appointment: 618.463.7220 or 800.392.0936
General Information: 618.463.7311
Alton Memorial Hospital
One Memorial Drive
Alton, Illinois 62002

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