As you get ready for labor and delivery, we urge you and your partner or support person to attend childbirth preparation classes. You will learn breathing and relaxation techniques that can enhance the progress of labor and reduce your pain and fears. These are some of our classes:
CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION SERIES
During this series of day or evening classes, you’ll learn about labor, birth and newborn safety. Some of the topics covered are labor and birth options; relaxation, breathing, and comfort techniques to help cope with labor; the role of your spouse, partner or labor companion; and the use and choice of medications and medical procedures.
COPING WITH LABOR
Become an active participant in your own labor! Some topics covered are relaxation and breathing; tools to help you cope with labor, including labor affirmations, touch, massage, movement and positions, imagery, music and aromatherapy; and labor support.
ALL ABOUT BABIES
This class is designed to provide expectant and adoptive parents with important information about infant care and development. Some of the topics include recognizing normal infant appearance and behavior; caring for your baby; general safety; knowing when to call your baby’s health care provider; and finding resources in your area.
Even if you’ve attended a birth preparation course with a previous pregnancy, you may still have questions about your current pregnancy and upcoming labor and birth. Some of the topics covered are how this pregnancy is different from your other pregnancies; changes in labor and birth procedures; relaxation and breathing techniques and other comfort measures; and new options in maternity care.
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CHOOSE A PROVIDER THAT CHOOSES US
Our partnership with Allina Health brings together a wonderful team of pregnancy care experts (OB/GYNs, family medicine doctors and certified nurse-midwives) to choose from.