These classes are open to any expectant families. The classes cover breathing and relaxation techniques, what to expect during labor and delivery, possible interventions used during labor and delivery, what to expect from a newborn, safety issues including car seat safety, and feeding choices. For more information, contact OB at (319) 863-3943 .
A Lactation Clinic is offered in the Obstetrics Department every Wednesday from 8am-4pm for anyone who has delivered at WCHC or simply has questions about breastfeeding. The clinic will provide weight and hearing checks, biliscans and support for mothers, as well as instructions and techniques to help master breastfeeding. Arnel Baughman, Registered Nurse in the Obstetrics Department has received her certification in lactation consultation and will run the clinic. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling 319-863-2043.