All aspects of labor, birth relaxation techniques as an alternative to medication during labor, as well as information on medication to relieve active labor discomfort. We will cover postpartum care also. Participants will receive PREPARED CHILDBIRTH, THE FAMILY WAY, our handbook for childbirth preparation. Class size averages 10 to 12 mother with support person(s).
Included in this session is the Cesarean Birth Class. Information includes indication for a cesarean, types of anesthesia commonly used, surgical procedures, postpartum and videotape of a family-centered cesarean birth. In order to have a coach-attended cesarean delivery, you support person must attend this class.
The three classes will last at least 2 1/2 hour each night in order to cover the same information given in the five week class. Classes should be scheduled to end approximately two to four weeks prior to Mom's due date.