Childbirth Class Outline

Here is an outline of my six week childbirth education class. It meets for six weeks, one day a week for two hours. Please email me at eljeep@yahoo.com if you are interested in signing up for an upcoming class. You can also find my facebook page here: Sweet Birth Doula Services.

Class 1:
*Lamaze approach to birth
*Anatomy/Physiology of pregnancy
*Emotional changes during pregnancy
*Nutrition during/after pregnancy, Comfort during pregnancy

Class 2:
*The importance of birth memories and satisfaction
*Addressing fears
*Confidence in your body, support, place of birth and care providors.

Class 3:
*Anatomy of labor: physical and emotional response.
*Six ways to progress in labor
*Hormonal orchestration during labor/postpartum and it’s importance.
*Pre-term labor

Class 4:
*1st stage of labor
*2nd stage of labor (pushing and birth)
*Physiological 3rd stage (anatomy and emotions)/ Delivery of Placenta
*First hour after birth and it’s critical role for mom and baby.

Class 5:
*Fear, tension, pain cycle.
*Medical pain management of labor
*The role of pain
*comfort measures to decrease pain
*Interventions

Class 6:

*Unexpected outcomes
*Birth plan: do I need/want one?
*Breastfeeding 101
*Postpartum: support and planning
*Newborn behavior and expectations

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