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Class Outline

Class One: Getting to Know You

  • Introductions & registration
  • Ten myths
  • Your choices for providers
  • Prenatal exercises
  • Relaxation and visualization techniques

Class Two: Nutrition & Anatomy

  • Nutrition with the Brewer diet
  • Things to avoid
  • Fetal development & prenatal testing
  • Changes in the pregnant body
  • Prematurity prevention
  • Breathing & massage techniques

Class Three: First Stage Labor

  • The 3 stages of labor overview
  • Internal exams
  • Timing contractions
  • Labor coping techniques & positions
  • Inductions pros and cons

Class Four: Second & Third Stage Labor

  • Positions for pushing
  • Breathing for pushing
  • Perineal & postpartum care
  • Delayed cord clamping
  • Placenta management

Class Five: Labor Partners

  • How to organize for hospital or home delivery
  • The role of your partner
  • Informed consent & refusal
  • Interventions

Class Six: Unexpected Events

  • Birth Plans / Preferences
  • Cesarean birth
  • Emergencies & complications
  • The Newly Parents game

Class Seven: Newborn Care

  • Immediate newborn procedures
  • How to calm baby
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • How to diaper & swaddle your baby

Class Eight: Postpartum & Breastfeeding

  • The benefits for both mom and baby
  • How the breast works
  • How to know if baby is getting enough
  • How to protect your milk supply
  • Technique videos
  • Avoiding nipple pain/damage
  • Postpartum care for mom