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Guide to Childbirth – March 2020

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 18, 2020

Shawna teaching Childbirth Class

Strengthen your birth support team with our guide to childbirth class! Together with your birthing partner, learn about the process leading up to and throughout labor and birth, as well as what to expect in the early days with a new baby. Get to know other expectant parents; use this class as a starting point for you to build community as you begin this journey into parenthood.

This class will meet weekly on Wednesdays, for 6 weeks from February 26 through April 1, 2020.

Topics that we will cover in this childbirth class include:

  • An in depth discussion of what to expect in each phase of labor
  • The role of support partners and care providers during each phase of labor
  • In depth discussion and hands-on practice of comfort measures including both natural and medical options
  • In depth discussion of medical interventions
  • Informed consent and what that looks like in labor and birth
  • What to expect in the first moments and days after your baby is born
  • Breastfeeding
  • Caring for your baby and yourself in the first weeks of parenthood

This class is taught by Shawna, Margarita, and Lauren.

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February 26
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Third Coast – Logan Square
2624 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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Shawna Mertens