Bringing a child into the world is a wonderful personal experience. At Vista Health System, we believe you should have choices in how to deliver and care for your baby. Choices that help make sure your birthing experience is everything you want it to be.
Expectant moms and dads can learn all about the "big day" (and the nine months before) at our childbirth classes offered year round at Vista Medical Center East (Waukegan). You'll learn about changes in the expectant mother's body, how the baby grows, and what happens when your baby decides to make his or her debut. There are even classes for Cesarean section deliveries, breastfeeding, newborn care and other important topics. Big brothers and sisters are invited to attend a special Sibling Class to prepare for the new arrival. We believe it's our job to help get you ready for this happy event and we'll do what we can to make it an experience to treasure for a lifetime. Visit our Classes and Support page to learn more about available classes, or call 847-360-4246. Classes are offered in Spanish upon request.
During the hospital stay, our nurses teach new moms the basics of infant care, from how to feed and diaper their newborn to when to call the doctor. To ensure a healthy start, our nationally Certified Lactation Consultants and Educators are available to assist mothers and babies with breastfeeding. We make it our job to make you feel comfortable caring for your newborn and yourself. We take time to answer all of your questions and we have years of experience to help put you at ease. For information, call the Lactation Office at 847-360-4333 ext. 5218.
If you need some assistance locating an obstetrician, pediatrician, or neonatologist, please search our Physician Directory. We look forward to helping you!
*We are required by law to inform readers of our referral practice. We offer a referral service for physicians who are active on our medical staff without charge to them. Selection is based on your needs and preferences with the physicians chosen on a rotational basis.
Vista Medical Center East
1324 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085