This moment is unique, but many doubts, insecurity and uncertainties arise and take care of the mothers of the first pregnancy and of course the veteran mothers too, after all, one pregnancy is different from the other. At this time, it is important to resort to ways to clarify doubts and learnings such as the prenatal course and also the childbirth preparation classes.
These services are offered to help with questions and doubts present during pregnancy, such as preparing for childbirth , postpartum, breastfeeding and caring for the newborn, which is very common in first-time mothers.
The Prenatal Course aims to reassure pregnant women, as during this period there are several changes in the woman’s body in terms of hormonal and emotional issues, a real mix of sensations and how to deal with this new phase of her life.
Another positive aspect is the childbirth preparation classes , completing thirty weeks of pregnancy, the public service offers these classes free of charge, but if you prefer, there are private clinics.
The Importance of the Prenatal Course in the Life of the Pregnant Woman
During the prenatal course, the pregnant woman will receive from the nursing area as well as from her doctor all assistance from her first consultation to completing her nine months. The prenatal course monitors the health of the pregnant woman and the fetus, at the first consultation the doctor will conduct an interview with the pregnant woman , with the purpose of checking for possible diseases and probing about her health. .
Remembering that it is of paramount importance for future moms to put out all doubts and ask health professionals for information that will help you in this phase. How to eat healthy, if you are in the habit of doing some kind of exercise, which are the most suitable at the moment, which medications you should take and which you should avoid during this period.
During the prenatal course you will receive information that will help you avoid risks to your pregnancy and be aware of possible changes or unusual signs that may arise. Information that ranges from greater drowsiness, change in behavior such as mood, sadness, joy, swelling, stained skin and the bogeyman of every pregnant woman.
There are cases that require more intense medical intervention and even hospitalization. This is one of the reasons for the need for a prenatal course , well aware that helps from the beginning of pregnancy to the end, including guidance for the signs of childbirth.
Childbirth Preparation Classes
Another service that will help a lot is the childbirth preparation classes, which aims to help the couple to clarify doubts related to childbirth, baby care, especially how to perform the first bath , as both the future mom and dad of first trip they are super insecure when they think about this moment, they will also be informed about breastfeeding and even changing diapers.
Childbirth preparation classes are not mandatory, but dads who can attend the course will have excellent information regarding pregnancy, learning techniques that will help the health of the mother and baby.
Information Learned in Preparation Classes
Information that will be received in childbirth preparation classes:
How to proceed during labor : from the first contractions, being guided how your body works at this moment, offering emotional support to deal with labor pains.
Father’s participation : It will also be discussed the importance of dads participating in childbirth preparation classes, this will help the future mom to be less anxious and insecure and prepare future dads to attend the birth if they choose this alternative.
Breathing exercises: Another very important aspect is breathing exercises, relaxation, massage and the procedure to strengthen the pelvic area. These are techniques that will help when the baby is born.
Baby bath : Bathing in theory and practice, how to proceed in the first bath and which products to use and which to avoid. For example, many doctors do not recommend using talc, as they have small particles that can be inhaled, which can harm your baby’s airways and lungs, making it difficult to breathe.
Breastfeeding: breastfeeding is superimportant and allows a bond between the mother and her baby, but some mothers find it very difficult to breastfeed, feel pain, doubts arise as to whether the milk is enough to feed their baby and some even offer a bottle to complement the feeding of your child.
Diaper change: the information ranges from the care of not leaving your baby at the time of the change to avoid possible falls, such as the correct position when placing the diaper. Other aspects such as the use of ointments for diaper rash, baby wipes and your baby’s hygiene will also be covered in childbirth preparation classes.
Other Benefits of the Preparatory Class
Another benefit of childbirth preparation classes is that they are held in groups preferably with the participation of dads and moms, thus contributing to each other in the exchange of ideas, in the experience of each couple , regarding their doubts and fears. Always strengthening and supporting future mothers for the arrival of their baby.
Both the prenatal course and the Course with the preparation classes for childbirth, are of paramount importance for the couple who will receive important information that will help during the pregnancy, at the time of delivery and how to take care of their baby.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.