Childbirth Preparation Class

Our Childhood Preparation Class is led by an instructor who facilitates discussions and encourages group interaction. All topics are covered — from late pregnancy through delivery and postpartum. Comfort measures and coping techniques for labor also are covered extensively.

When is it? One Saturday a month
Who should go? We encourage all first-time mothers to attend
Where is it? Alaska Family Health & Birth Center
Led by: A childbirth educator
Fee: $50 (non-refundable without medical reason)
To Get More Information: Complete the form below or call (907) 456-3719

Please make child care arrangements for your other children so you can get the most out of the class.

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Childbirth Preparation Class Outline

  • Late pregnancy physiology: discomforts, comfort measures, recommended herbal supplements and activities to encourage a timely labor; discussion of support people and doulas
  • Post-dates routine: encouraging natural labor, when to consult with a doctor, risks and transfer to hospital
  • Pre-labor: what it is and what to expect, coping and comfort measures, support
  • Early labor: coping and comfort measures, support, when to call the midwife or doctor
  • Active labor: description, coping, labor support and encouragement, comfort measures, when to call and/or come to the birth center, labor positions, eating and drinking
  • Transition: description, coping, support, what to expect
  • Second stage of labor (pushing): what to expect, coping, support, emotional changes and needs, positions and places for pushing
  • Birth: positions for birth, interventions, what to expect and how to maximize the experience
  • Immediate postpartum: baby’s needs and well-being, mom’s comfort and emotions, how long will she stay at the birth center/hospital and what to expect
  • Breastfeeding: getting started, latch-on, difficulties, discomforts, supplementing with water or formula, breastfeeding support, consultants and how to know if baby is getting enough
  • Postpartum: comforts, activity level, caring for baby, bleeding, intimacy after baby, getting enough rest, support/help from others and postpartum visits
  • Hospital transports and transfer of care: complications and what to expect if transport is required
  • Baby care: what is and what is not normal, recognizing signs of illness, encouraging development and other things to consider, such as: Vitamin K, eye ointment, Hep B, immunizations, skin care, personal care products, diapers, and encouraging natural sleeping patterns
Register Now
  1. (required)
  2. (valid email required)
  3. Captcha
 

cforms contact form by delicious:days