Childbirth Preparation Class

Family-centered approach to the physical and emotional changes during pregnancy, birth and parenthood. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a pillow and labor partner. Topics include breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding, labor and delivery process, car safety and newborn care. Tour The Stork’s Landing.

Childbirth Preparation Class Outline
I. Introduction

  • Fetal Growth and Development – Film and Discussion
  • Nutrition
  • Common Discomforts of Pregnancy

II. Admission to Labor and Delivery

  • Medications and Anesthesia
  • Labor and Delivery Process – First Stage Breathing Techniques
  • Demonstrations and Practice Sessions

III. Labor and Delivery Process – Second and Third Stages

  • Film – “Labors of Love” with discussion to follow
  • Relaxation Facts and Practice Session

IV. Recovery Period

  • Sex and Birth Control
  • Role of the Coach
  • Breastfeeding
  • Bottle Feeding

V. Labor Variations, Complications and Interventions

  • Comfort Measures for Labor
  • Tour of The Stork’s Landing
  • Practice Session for Breathing and Relaxation

VI. Breastfeeding Class – Instructor: Holly Prescott, RN (Optional)

VII. Car Safety
VIII. Newborn Care
IX. Farewell

Please join us for this informative class, held the first Saturday of every month, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Register online or call (843) 339-4370. Lunch is provided.

Cost: Free

Class Contact

(843) 339-4370


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