Why would you benefit from attending prenatal classes?
- As with any new experience, you may be concerned about the things you “don’t know”. By attending prenatal classes, your knowledge regarding pregnancy and birth is increased, so your concerns or even fears can be reduced. A fearless woman in labor will definitely cope better than someone fearful. In addition, fear can cause a cycle which interferes with the natural process of birth.
- you’ll learn different positions and exercises that help with common discomforts during pregnancy
- you will become more familiar with your choices
- your labor support person (husband, partner, friend) will learn ways to help comfort you in labor.
- you will be prepared for breastfeeding
- you’ll have more confident in yourself to give birth
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I truly believe in the Lamaze approach towards birth, which is as follow:
A recent survey of women in their childbearing years found that those who took Lamaze were more satisfied with the care they received in pregnancy and birth than women who took a childbirth education class other than Lamaze, or those who took no class at all.
Topics that will be covered in our classes:
- Physiology of pregnancy
- Common pregnancy discomforts (why they’re there and how to ease them)
- Nutrition in pregnancy
- Do’s and Don’ts in pregnancy
- Physiology of labor
- Coping measures in labor
- How can the partner help mom
- Benefits of having a doula in labor
- Common medical interventions and how to avoid the unnecessary ones
- Cesarean birth
- Breastfeeding basics
- Life with a baby
Just as a woman’s heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale, and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth.
Virginia di Orio