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Enroll into our Lamaze childbirth education class to gain a better understanding of how natural birth is supposed to work. We will spend 6 weeks exploring what to expect in labor and how to better prepare for the birth and the role of parent in the first weeks following the big event. Our goal is to help you have a well-informed positive birth experience and become a stronger, happier parent. We will work to build up your confidence in your body's ability to both carry and give life, which provides for a stronger connection with your baby.
Our interactive evidence-based class will cover:
Labor: first signs, hormones involved, contractions and how their intensity changes, our body's mechanisms of coping with the contractions of natural and induced labor
Birth: what is Physiologic birth and how it progresses; the connection between baby’s position and descent; what is Cesarian birth; the particulars of vaginal delivery after Cesarian
Interventions and medical procedures: side effects and implications of using different anesthesia/analgesia, induced labor and augmented labor, alternatives and ways of asking questions from our medical provider in order to make informed decisions.
Techniques: Lamaze breathing techniques, massage, efficient labor positions that you can practice weeks before labor starts, doula support
Breastfeeding: essential knowledge of how your body adapts to feeding your baby; breastfeeding positions
Newborn care: cloth or disposable diapers, baby carriers, first bath, sleep routines
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