This fee covers the couple and their workbook, the actual book the class is based on: The Christian Childbirth Handbook, folders and handouts.
This course discusses the options available to you and the ways they can affect the labor process in an honest and accurate way. You will discover the comfort measures that are most likely to work for you, and explore the decisions you will need to make as you plan for your baby’s birth. Discover the common side effects of pain relief medications and the choices you have using alternative methods to reduce pain naturally.
This class series will give you the spiritual nourishment often times overlooked in childbirth education. Great for first-time and experienced parents looking for new insight and inspiration!
Course Info ——
WEEK ONE – taught by Samantha Dooley
Unit 1 – Stewardship of Pregnancy – What is Eternally Significant about Pregnancy, Changes in Mother/Baby, Pregnancy Exercise/Nutrition, Meal Planning, Sources for Extra Protein, 10 Easy Changes You Can Make
Unit 2 – Comfort During Labor – No Rules/No Limits, The Process of Labor, The Length of Labor, Staying Comfortable Through Labor, Position for Labor, Physical Comfort Measures for Labor, Abdominal Breathing, Emotional Comfort Measures, Love Languages in Labor
WEEK TWO – taught by Alana Potter
Unit 3 – Greeting Your Baby – 2nd & 3rd Stages of Labor, How to Push, Second Stage Positions, Staying Comfortable While Pushing
Unit 4 – Choosing With Love – Options for Labor, Decisions About Interventions, Interventions, Epidural/Spinal, Drugs in Labor, Pain Management Options, Handling Pain Medication Side-Effects, Discussion Options with Caregiver
WEEK THREE – taught by Samantha Dooley
Unit 5 – Understanding Labor Challenges – Difficult Spots in Labor, Variations of Normal, True Birth Emergencies, Understanding Labor Challenges, Difficult Labors, Cesarean Surgery
Unit 6 – Your Heart Check – Writing a Birth Plan, Your Perfect Labor, Fear/Tension/Pain Cycle, Creative Revisions, Labor Options Game, Birth Plan Checklist
WEEK FOUR – taught by Doran Richards and Jodi Barberio
Unit 7 – Practicing Self-Control – Labor Rehearsal, Massage Techniques to Try, Understanding Your Options, Tools for Labor, Labor Role Playing
Unit 8 – Parenting Your Newborn – What Mother May Experience, What Baby May Experience, Concerns About Your Baby, What Your Newborn Needs, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Concerns, Postpartum Depression