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Great River Health Systems offers sibling-preparation class in July

June 19, 2013

Great River Health Systems is offering a sibling-preparation class from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13.

The class helps children develop realistic expectations about their new baby brother or baby sister and helps reduce anxiety about being separated from their mothers. Children ages two through 10 will learn how an additional child will change their families and how they can help with this adjustment. The free class includes:

  •  A tour of the Obstetrics Unit, including the nursery
  •  Dressing up in hospital gowns, masks and caps
  •  Role-playing for children
  •  Story time about having a baby


To register or receive more information, please call Great River Corporate Education at 319-768-4070, or toll-free, 866-297-9516, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You also may register online at www.GreatRiverMedical.org under the Classes and Events tab.