Prepared Childbirth Express Series
Prepared Childbirth Classes are held one 2 hour class a week for 3 weeks. These classes are offered as a general overview of birth process and for people who are planning to have an epidural and not wanting more in-depth practice with non-medication comfort techniques.
PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASSES 1-3:
This 3 class series is designed to take around 7 months of pregnancy and is adaptable and may include:
-First class: Review preterm labor, high blood pressure in pregnancy & warning signs. Introduce breathing and relaxation techniques to help with the end of pregnancy and prepare for labor.
Second class: Preparing for labor, Discussion of labor pain & comfort, Onset & stages of labor, role of the coach.
Third class: - Understanding medical interventions during labor, Pain relief medications and epidural anesthesia, and Cesarean birth and postpartum physical & lifestyle changes
Tour of Maternity Serivces included through out 3 class series. May register for a separate tour if want to tour with other family/labor support people not attending childbirth classes.
The Baby Care & Safety Class and the Breastfeeding Class information is NOT covered in Express Class Series . Those classes are offered on separate Thursday nights.
September Prepared Childbirth Express Series
Will be offered Wednesday Evenings from 6:30-8:30pm.
Recommended for expectant mothers and coaches due in November and wanting a general overview of information. This class does not cover non-medical comfort measures as in depth as the other class series (like breathing and relaxation practice). People wanting to give birth without an epidural are encouraged to take another class series.