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Newborn Education-Ascension Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago-VIRTUAL CLASS

This class is intended for families who are delivering at Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago. This will be a VIRTUAL class and will last for 2.5 hours. If you have any questions, please contact our prenatal class coordinator: Andrea Whetsell, BSN RN-NIC Registration includes both baby's mother and her partner.

Learn what to expect, during your newborn's first few hours, and day's, of life!

Congratulations, you’ve had your baby!.... Now what?

During this class, a certified neonatal intensive care nurse, will help expectant parents build the skillset they need to prepare and care for their newborn baby. Topics include:

Other Dates and Times

WhenDate Time Registration
January 16, 2024
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


  • The golden hour
  • Skin to skin comfort
  • How to bathe your newborn
  • First feeding
  • First bath
  • How to comfort a crying baby
  • How to care for umbilical cord and circumcision
  • How to choose a pediatrician
  • What medications are given in the hospital
  • Safe sleep
  • Newborn hearing test
  • Newborn metabolic testing
  • What to pack for the hospital