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Single Mom Childbirth & Baby Care Class* Thursday May 11 to May 25
May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Who it’s for: Single Moms or women whose partner is not available for birth, our “Solo Moms”. This class is not for couples. But, Moms may bring whoever will be a support person at the birth of their baby.
Details: This three-week course is to help single mom or “solo” moms enter into motherhood with confidence. Course topics include:
1st Week - Childbirth Class • Pregnancy changes before and during labor and, Laboring at home when in Early Labor • Routine hospital procedures for most DC Area Hospitals • Discussing various Medical pain relief options: epidurals and narcotics • Review Cesarean Procedures in most hospitals 2nd Week – Comfort Measures and Relaxation Techniques • Practicing Comfort measures: how to cope with contractions through breathing and relaxation • Practicing various birth and pushing techniques • How to recover during the postpartum period • Mom’s support person should attend to become familiar with comfort measures.
3rd Week - Baby Care and Breastfeeding Basics • Procedures following the baby’s birth • Understanding normal newborn characteristics • Bathing, diapering, burping, holding, and swaddling • Learn breastfeeding techniques for successful latching
Fee: $170 for each Mom.