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Childbirth Class | Week 1 | Understanding Labor and Birth
July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A birthing class is an exciting part of your pregnancy. Our goal is to present you with information and familiarize you with the final stage of your pregnancy, labor, birth and beyond so that you may have the best birth experience possible!
What should I bring & know?
•A coach if possible (can be the father of the baby or anyone that is going to be helping you with your labor!) A coach is not mandatory; come alone if you prefer.
•Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in.
• Drinks and snacks will be provided.
What will I learn?
•Body changes & discomforts during pregnancy
•Myths associated with pregnancy
•Exercises to prepare for labor
•Warning signs & when to call the doctor
•Stages of labor
•What contractions feel like & timing contractions
•Positions for comfort during labor and for pushing
•How to use a birthing ball
•What happens if you have to have a c-section
•Pain management options including epidurals
•Breathing & relaxation techniques for pain management
•Newborn care & breastfeeding
Class 1 – Understanding Labor and Birth
Class 2 – Pain and Comfort
Class 3 – Labor Interventions
Class 4 – Postpartum and Baby Care
Class 5 – Breastfeeding
How much is the class and how do I register?
The class is free and open to EVERYONE (even if you are not a Cogdell patient). Call the OB nurses at 325-574-7150 with any questions. All classes meet in the Labor and Delivery Wing.