This five-week childbirth preparation includes infant care and breastfeeding education. This class will help prepare mom and her partner for the many aspects of childbirth and beyond. This class is designed to provide you with a great forum to ask questions and help you make informed decisions about your baby’s birth.
Weeks 1-3 will include topics such as:
•Healthy developments in your pregnancy
•Stages of labor
•Breathing and relaxation techniques
•Role of the support person and labor support
•How to tell when you are in labor
•Pain relief options during labor/medical procedures
•How a birth doula can help
•Cesarean birth and Postpartum
Week 4: During the Newborn Care segment, you’ll learn about newborn appearance and behavior, daily care, signs of illness, when to call the doctor, tummy time, comfort and soothing techniques, how to keep your baby safe, newborn screenings and vaccinations.
Week 5: You’ll learn about breastfeeding benefits and techniques, the physiology of making milk, positioning and latch, how to know baby is getting enough milk, keeping up your milk supply, where to go for help and how our lactation consultants and breastfeeding forums can help. Pump rentals and a visit to our Lactation Connection resource center are also included in this class.
Please note: This class also includes an Online Baby and Family Suites Tour.
All of our instructors are certified educators who will offer you support and guidance through education in a very unique way that will meet your individual needs.
We believe that childbirth is a process, not a method and we recognize that there is no one right way to give birth.
The cost of this Virtual class is $65 per couple. To attend, please register below using the expecting mother’s name and information.