- where pain in labor comes from
- how diet and nutrition influence your pregnancy and birth
- the basics of relaxation
Welcome to class! Class one is about getting ready to give birth. One of the most important things to discuss is practicing for labor. It may sound odd or cause some giggles at first, but studies show, practice really does help. Set a time each day to practice alone or with someone. By the time next week gets here you'll find it's becoming more of a habit and can actually help decrease some end of pregnancy insomnia if done before bed.
Childbirth Class Lesson
Start with class one.
10 Reasons to Exercise in Pregnancy
Not only does it help you look better but feel better! Learn more.
Cravings are something that are commonly associated with pregnancy. The old standard being pickles and ice cream. The truth is that as many as 68% of all pregnant women will experience cravings, usually due to hormonal changes.
Danger Signs in Pregnancy
While most pregnancies will be problem free, you should know the warning signs for potential problems.
Enjoy following the progress of you and your baby week by week, with pictures, stories, and many other informational links.
Boy or Girl?
It's a boy or girl ultrasound quiz! Test your skill at guessing the gender of these babies. Also check out the gallery of ultrasound photos.
Abdominal Breathing for Labor and Birth
How to use abdominal breathing to ease the pain of labor and childbirth, including the cleansing breath.
Labor Pain Reference
"I'm very curious for those of you who have already had children...is there anything you can compare labor pain to? It's hard for me to imagine it without a reference."
Today we're going to introduce ourselves and take a look at how we perceive and deal with pain, pregnancy exercise and nutrition and start learning the basics of relaxation.