Washington DC Jewish Community Center

Preparing for Childbirth: Prenatal Education for the Modern Family (Winter 2016)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Washington DCJCC

Preparing for Childbirth: Prenatal Education for the Modern Family
8 Wednesdays, February 3 through March 23, 2016
Make-up date if needed: March 30*

$352 per couple; Discounted Member Price $272 (price includes a $2 service charge)
Led by Nicole Bruno

Preparing for Childbirth is a comprehensive 8-week series covering pregnancy health, relaxation, labor anatomy and physiology, pain management, and common variations and complications. Included are practice exercises designed specifically for labor and delivery. While focused on preparing for a natural childbirth in a hospital setting, Preparing for Childbirth also includes thorough and judgment-free discussion of all labor and delivery scenarios, including epidurals and c-sections.  Come prepare for your birth, your way! 

Class Outline
Class 1: Introduction/Nutrition/Exercise

Class 2: First Stage Labor

Class 3: Second Stage Labor

Class 4: Interventions and Variations

Class 5: Communication and Informed Consent

Class 6: Pain Management and Comfort Measures

Class 7: Labor Rehearsal and Coaching Technique

Class 8: Immediate Postpartum and Class Review

About Nicole Bruno:
Nicole is a certified Doula and childbirth educator supporting the DC area. Nicole opened her business, Sacred Journey Birth Services, in 2012 and has helped dozens of families attain their birth vision through support and education. Her hands-on birth experiences bring a unique perspective to her classes and provide a wealth of knowledge and experience about the various choices, obstacles and solutions surrounding birth in the DC area. When Nicole is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 year old daughter. 

*The make-up date will be used if Nicole needs to cancel a class in order to attend a birth.

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