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Prenatal Education Group for Teens

The ABC’s of Pregnancy and Parenting

The Prenatal Education Group for Teens serves pregnant teens (younger than 20) who are delivering at Evanston or Highland Park Hospitals. Partners are also welcome.

The group is a free of charge five-week prenatal education group covering:

  • pregnancy
  • labor
  • birth
  • postpartum
  • infant care and safety

The group is offered on Wednesday evenings from 4:30-7:30 pm in fall, winter, and spring, and meets at Evanston Women’s Hospital.

The focus of the group is to provide prenatal education and psychosocial support to pregnant teens, as well as foster and promote a positive transition to parenting.  Co-facilitated by a Perinatal Family Support Specialist and an Infant Special Care Unit RN, the group utilizes hands-on learning, videos, visual aids, handouts, and group interaction to encourage experiential learning. Incentives (prizes, meal passes, and transportation support) are provided.

Each teen is also assigned a Perinatal Family Support Specialist who provides ongoing support and resources through their pregnancy.

TO REFER or REGISTER, please contact:
Peggy Healy, LCSW, Perinatal Family Support Center
847.570.4717 or