Another class option for the expectant mother and her support person is an 8-hour L.A.T.E. class. This childbirth class will be held Saturday, December 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Auditoriums A and B. The class will explain the stages of labor: Latent, Active, Transition, and Expulsion (L.A.T.E.), as well as breathing and relaxation techniques to make each phase of labor as manageable as possible. Taught by experienced OB Nurses, the series will use games and humor to make this a rewarding experience for the participant and her support person.
For more information or to register, call the MDH Obstetrics Department at (309) 836-1570. Find out more about our online Childbirth classes at www.MDH.org.