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Childbirth Education

The childbirth education team offers a series of three classes for midwife patients approximately 28-32 weeks pregnant. We ask that patients commit to attend all three sessions. The cost of the classes is $10. If interested, please call the clinic at 515-309-6011.

Class One

  • Healthy Birth Practices
  • Recognizing the Signs of Labor
  • States of Labor
  • Preterm Labor Warning Signs
  • Fears
  • Breathing and Relaxation

Class Two

  • Labor Tools and Comfort Measures
  • Role of Labor Support
  • Birth Plan and Wish Lists
  • Aromatherapy and Massage
  • Positions for Labor
  • Breathing Patterns and Pushing
  • Medical Interventions

Class Three

  • C-Section Indication and Prevention
  • Newborn Appearance and Procedures
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum Characteristics
  • Care for Mom
  • Newborn Care
  • Meditation and Relaxation

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