Birthing Classes, Events & Support Groups

Whether you're expecting your first child or your fourth, you'll find classes just for you at Genesis Health System. Count on our experienced, helpful BirthCenter educators to help you lay the foundation for a healthy pregnancy, prepare for childbirth, learn how to care for your newborn and more.

These are not your mother's Lamaze classes! Updated classes reflect how birthing a baby has changed in today's world. 

  • Accelerated Baby Basics Class - IA

    This class discusses newborn care following delivery, what to expect during your post-partum stay for mom and baby, security measures, newborn medications and procedures, rooming-in, advantages of breastfeeding, first days at home and post-partum depression.

  • Baby Basics - IA

    This class discusses newborn care following delivery, what to expect during your post-partum stay for mom and baby, security measures, newborn medications and procedures, rooming-in, advantages of breastfeeding, first days at home and post-partum depression. The class will also include hands-on education regarding holding, swaddling, diapering and bathing. A video on home and car safety will also be shown. This class consists of 2 weekday evening sessions.

  • Basic Training for New Dads

    Basic Training for New Dads is a unique program that brings "rookie" fathers-to-be together with "veteran" recent dads.

  • Big Brother, Big Sister - IA

    This class is designed for children ages 3-10 who are awaiting the arrival of a new brother or sister.

  • BirthCenter Tour - IA

    A tour of the Davenport BirthCenter facility.

  • Breastfeeding Basics - IA

    A class to help parents learn about breastfeeding and have a more realistic understanding of the breastfeeding relationship.

  • Breastfeeding Support Group - IA

    Moms are invited to share feelings, concerns, suggestions and questions with other mothers and Lactation Consultants from the Genesis BirthCenter. There is no charge for this group and anyone is welcome to attend, babies too.

  • Childbirth Preparation - Davenport

    Not your mother's lamaze class - this class focuses on birthing a baby in today's world! The series of classes covers labor and birth, including comfort management using medications, non-drug pain management, support person's role, c-sections and a BirthCenter tour.

  • Comprehensive Childbirth Sessions- Silvis, Illinois

    All aspects of labor, birth relaxation techniques as an alternative to medication during labor, as well as information on medication to relieve active labor discomfort. We will cover postpartum care also.This class is available at Genesis Medical Center in Silvis, Illinois.

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Learn more about our safe, modern facilities. Sign up online for a tour of the Davenport BirthCenter, or call 309-281-4450 to schedule a tour of the Silvis BirthCenter.

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