Session 1: Labor/Delivery, pain control options, cervical ripening/ inductions, cesarean sections/vaginal delivery, Baby Friendly: rooming in, golden hour, skin/skin
Session 2: What to expect after delivery, postpartum care, characteristics of newborn, newborn care, newborn medications, newborn screening/test, safety, circumcision, car seat, Breastfeeding: proper latch, holds, benefits of, frequency, etc.
All Classes are on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Session 1 on the 2nd Thursday
with Session 2 following on the 4th Thursday, except for Thanksgiving week.
Some of the highlights and topics include:
¨ Tour the beautiful Women’s Center and learn what to expect during your pregnancy - breathing techniques and exercises, terminology, warning signs, watch video of vaginal and cesarean births.
¨ Introductions to Labor - true labor vs. false labor, stages of labor, and pain control.
¨ Newborn Care - what to expect from your new baby, newborn safety, and breastfeeding basics.
By the time your baby arrives, you can be a pro at caring for a little one. A little practice can go a long way toward building your knowledge and comfort level.
Two sessions are included in each NMMC Gilmore-Amory childbirth class. Registration will be at 6:15pm and class starts at 6:30 pm each night.