CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION SERIES

Empowered beginnings for you and your baby

 

Birth is a moment you are undoubtedly looking forward to. Possibly with excitement, apprehension, or other feelings. An array of emotions, choices, and experiences set the stage for the birth of your child.

 

Nurtured Wellness Childbirth Education is founded by Doula and TEAMS Teacher Tomi. It exists to enhance the birthing experience for as many families as possible. Understanding your body, your rights, and your choices in pregnancy can make for an empowering birth experience that can launch confident mothers and fathers into the deep waters of parenting. Our class will prepare you for success, and cover a five main topics over five consecutive weeks:

  • Understanding Pregnancy

  • Understanding Labor

  • Understanding Comfort Techniques

  • Understanding Medical Procedures

  • Understanding Newborns

JOIN US!

 Tuesday nights   |  5:30pm - 7:30pm  |  $125

Registration includes participation for two attendees. Classes will

be held in the Adult Learning Center. Childcare not included, if needed please reserve your spot(s) now!

SESSION 1: UNDERSTANDING PREGNANCY

.  3rd trimester overview

.  Changing emotions

.  Anatomy of pregnancy

.  Discomforts

.  Nutrition

.  Warning signs

.  Hazards to avoid

.  Special-attention pregnancies

 

SESSION 2: UNDERSTANDING BIRTH

.  Birth as a normal event

.  The 4 P’s of labor 

.  Signs that labor is near

.  Onset of labor 

.  Early & Active labor 

.  Transition & pushing 

.  Birth & placenta delivery

.  Recovery & breastfeeding 

.  A special birth story

.  Packing for the hospital

 

SESSION 3: UNDERSTANDING COMFORT TECHNIQUES

.  Your labor support team 

.  Breathing 

.  Hydrotherapy 

.  Massage 

.  Long labor 

.  Labor positions 

.  Back labor 

.  Relaxation  

.  Visualization

Pregnancy and birth represent life events in which meaningful personal transformation can be experienced. The elements of confidence and power that arise as the result of a positive birth outcome are far reaching and crucial to the optimal health and well being of families.

SESSION 4: UNDERSTANDING MEDICAL PROCEDURES

.  Informed decision making

.  Birth planning 

.  Induction & augmentation of labor 

.  Fetal monitoring 

.  IV fluids, medical pain relief 

.  Analgesics, epidural, & pain relief

.  Making decision about pain management

.  Second stage interventions

.  Understanding cesarean birth:

-  Reasons for cesarean

-  Cesarean surgery

-  Family-centered cesarean birth

-  Reducing the cesarean risk

-  Cesarean recovery

 

SESSION 5: UNDERSTANDING NEWBORNS

.  Newborn procedures

.  Newborn appearance

.  Newborn senses

.  Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

.  Choosing your baby’s healthcare provider

.  Understanding postpartum:

-  Physical Changes

-  Emotions

-  Lifestyle changes & tips

-  Breastfeeding

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