This three-week course includes a tour of the Mother/Baby area. Plan to complete this class at least two weeks before your due date.
4-week series of classes focusing on preparation for labor and birth.
CLASS 1: INTRODUCTION TO LABOR-includes hospital admission policies, relaxation and comfort measures for the 3rd trimester and early labor and the mechanics of the labor and birth process.
CLASS 2: COPING WITH LABOR-topics include non-medicinal techniques for confort, as well as medications and epidural analgesia/anesthesia. The labor support person's role is emphasized.
CLASS 3: CHALLENGING LABORS AND CESAREAN BIRTH-more comfort techniques are introduced and those with planned cesarean births will have a guided tour of the maternity units.
CLASS 4: ASSISTED LABOR AND BIRTH-provides information about induction and augmentation of labor, eipsiotomy, forceps and vacuum assiste birth. Comfort during late labor and active pushing techniques are demonstrated. A guided tour of the maternity units is included.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
We recommend that you COMPLETE this class by the time you are 37 weeks gestation.
NOTE: Starting with class #3, bring 2 pillows, blanket or mat and something to use as a focal point.