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Class Outline

Class One: Nutrition & Exercises

  • Introductions & registration
  • Ten myths
  • Prenatal exercises
  • Pregnancy nutrition
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Prenatal testing

Class Two: Stages of Labor

  • Timing contractions
  • Signs of labor
  • Stages of labor
  • Internal exams
  • Inductions pros and cons

Class Three: Comfort Techniques

  • Reframing PAIN
  • Labor coping techniques
  • How to manage back labor
  • The role of your labor partner
  • Do you need a doula?

Class Four: Labor Positions & Scenarios

  • Optimal baby positioning
  • Labor positions
  • Labor stations
  • Birth video

Class Five: Pushing & Immediate Postpartum

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

Class Six: Interventions & Birth Preferences

  • Your rights
  • Interventions
  • Birth preferences
  • Cesarean birth

Class Seven: Newborn Care

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