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ALMH Offers Free Prenatal Classes


Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital announced today that it is offering free prenatal classes to expecting mothers. The classes will be offered monthly with the first class scheduled for Sunday, January 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. The classes will be held in Steinfort A at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Kathy Vogt, Registered Nurse Certified and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, will be teaching the class that is designed for expectant families. The class will teach participants how to know when it’s time to come to the hospital, what to expect during labor and delivery, breathing techniques and other pain relief options. The class will also touch on newborn feeding and care. After the classroom portion of the course, participants will be shown the Family Maternity Suites at ALMH.

"We are pleased to offer these classes to the community and we encourage expecting mothers and their support partners to attend. The birth process for a lot of women, even second time mothers, can be both overwhelming and joyful. The knowledge mothers gain from our prenatal class helps lessen their anxiety, information is empowering,” said Elizabeth Meyrick, RN, Manager of the Obstetrical Unit.

ALMH’s Family Maternity Suites is a state-of-the-art obstetrical center that features three spacious and private labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum rooms with private restrooms and showers.  Each mom and baby receives individualized care. To register for the class, please call 217-732-2161 ext. 55231. The next classes are scheduled for April 14 and May 16. To learn more about the Family Maternity Suites or the other healthcare services offered at ALMH, visit