Blessed Beginning Pregancy Care Center
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Childbirth Classes available for those who are interested in learning about labor, birth and new baby care.

One-on-one private consultation and custom made classes, so you learn just what you want to know, to prepare you, personally for one of the biggest events of your life!

Client Education

                Pregnant?  Want to make a birth plan?  These items below should be part of most a birth mom’s education, if they are not already familiar with them. We recommend clients attend childbirth classes, read books and watch DVDs.

 Normal anatomy of female organs and names.

What constitutes healthy nutrition for pregnancy and nursing.

 Common changes of pregnancy, discomforts and remedies.

 Baby's development as he/she grows inside

 Danger signs in pregnancy

 Danger signs after baby is born

 Hazards of using drugs, smoking, alcohol, dangerous work or sports during pregnancy

 What normal labor, birth and postpartum is like

                   Natural birth

                   Medicated birth

 Comfort measures in labor for natural birth /  Pain management, relaxation, breathing, herbs, etc..

 Comfort measures in labor for hospital / Epidural birth

 Signs of labor starting

 Possible complications of pregnancy, labor and birth and postpartum

 How to take care of a newborn – 6 weeks

 Emergency plans for transport

 Sexuality during pregnancy and early postpartum

 Knowledge of fertility awareness and/or family planning, if desired.

 Importance of family relationships and how it affects pregnancy, labor, birth

and breastfeeding

 Breastfeeding, technique  (Watch Dr. Newman’s DVD)

 Exercise and activity to maintain health during pregnancy and afterward

 Importance of prenatal visits

 Prenatal tests, both routine and special. Lab tests for baby, routine and special

 Loss and grief, understanding risks and possibilities

 Early child development and care

Preparation and supplies needed for birth if at home

 Items to take to the hospital, if planned birth there

Sterile technique: What to do if water breaks before labor begins / after baby sore bottom/ wound care

Birth dad's role in pregnancy and birth and postpartum

 What to expect from the midwife or doctor at the time of birth

 Knowledge of birth Doulas and arranging for birth coach

 Equipment the client may see at the birth

 Things that midwives do that are standard procedures for prenatals and birth

 Emergency techniques and procedures for labor and birth

 Emergency plans for transport

  

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