When you’re pregnant, especially first time moms, there are just so many questions. Is my baby healthy? When are they due? Is it a boy or a girl? What can I eat? What can’t I eat? Should I work out? How much weight will I gain? How do I choose a pediatrician or a nursery theme or a name? The list goes on and on and on.
At UM Charles Regional we understand that very often these questions produce anxiety and we want to eliminate as much of that anxiety as possible! That’s why we’ve created a curriculum of classes designed especially for expectant mommies-to-be.
Class Schedule – register early, as classes fill up quickly!
The childbirth class is designed to provide the expectant mom and support person with a comprehensive understanding of the birthing experience at UM Charles Regional. While all births and babies are unique, there are many similarities that most moms/babies experience and our instructors will cover those commonly asked about topics:
Breathing & Relaxation Techniques
Stages of Labor
After Care for Both Mom & Infant
Depending upon the instructor, various teaching methods are used, but most often the course is a combination of lecture, video, and hands on training. A tour of the Family Birthing Center is included, so you and your support person will know exactly what to do and where to go on the big day!
Lunch is provided for Saturday classes and instructors ask that you bring a blanket and two pillows for the course.
Schedule of Tours
Perhaps you’re new to the area, but a veteran at having babies, the free maternity tour at Charles Regional is a fantastic option for you. This is a way of familiarizing yourself and your support person with the hospital’s Family Birthing Center, without having to enroll in the Childbirth Class, which you may have already learned during your first pregnancy, or nursing school, or whatever your reason may be. In addition to touring the center, you’ll view the delivery and postpartum rooms, as well as meet the hospital staff and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about delivering at UM Charles Regional.
A reminder to all expectant moms to sign up soon, as both the class and the tours fill up quickly. We look forward to seeing you and your baby bump in the near future!