If you're planning a hospital birth, this class was made for you!
Our hospital class is designed for the couple who wants more. More education. More fun. More relaxation and labor practice. More information on interventions, including medicated and cesarean births. They want to be able to make informed decisions as their birth unfolds.
You will learn information specific to your hospital birth experience. Topics include:
Hospital Policies Which Will Likely Affect Your Birth
Testing: GBS, Ultrasound, and Vaginal Exams and Your Birth
Due Dates: When, Why & How Induction Works
Comfort measure: Neck & Shoulder Massage
Epidurals & Endorphins: From Stirrups to natural birth and how we got here
Common Sense Tips for Reducing Pain
Doulas: Everything You Need to Know
Relaxation: Releasing Tension During Labor & Pregnancy
Getting Started: Pre and Early Labor
Getting Serious: Active Labor and Transition
What Do Contractions Feel Like? Is this It? What now?
Top 10 Tools for Dad
The Importance of Communication: Learning to Talk and Listen in Labor
Pushing: How You and Your Baby Work Together
Pushing Positions: What You Need to Know Beforehand
Special Considerations: Feeling Safe During Pushing
Third Stage: Delivery of the Placenta
Reasons for a Cesarean: Making it a Good Experience
Variations of Labor: Handling Situations that May Arise
Your Birth Plan: A Communication Tool
Newborn Procedures: Creating a Postpartum Plan
Comfort measures for Hospital Birth
While comfort measures and relaxation are taught in this class series, the Comfort Measures Workshop compliments this childbirth class nicely.