This one-day class discusses a variety of topics you will want to know as you get closer to your due date. Discussion will focus on the physiology of the birth process, pain management options including epidurals and IV medication, and what to expect during your hospital birth and recovery for both natural and Cesarean sections. We will also cover basic breathing and massage techniques used in labor. A video of births will be shown. Participation is recommended in the third trimester for mother and her coach.
Infant Care Class
This class is recommended for couples in their last trimester of pregnancy. Taught by a Registered Nurse, it reviews general infant care including diapering, circumcision care, bathing, temperatures, skin, are, newborn characteristics
This two-hour class teaches cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on infants up to 12 months of age. This is not a certification class.
Lamaze teaches expectant parents and/or coach the physiology of the birth process, in-depth breathing and relaxation, useful coping techniques, massage and the role of coach. Cesarean sections, epidurals, medications and other intervention will be discussed. Meets once a week for five weeks. Participation recommended in third trimester for mother and her coach. Please bring a pillow and mat with you to class.
Learn gentle stretches, restorative poses and breathing practices that may reduce stress, relieve lower back discomfort and prepare the pelvis for birth.
Prenatal massages are used to alleviate many of the common physical and emotional discomforts of pregnancy, including back pain, leg cramps, fatigue, muscle tension and anxiety. A signed prescription from your doctor is necessary.