Pregnancy is an amazing journey filled with feelings of immense joy and bliss. However, it also comes with certain challenges such as mood swings, discomforts, and other pregnancy-related complications.
It is essential to get proper medical attention and advice during this momentous life event. Shristi Foundation offers online training on various aspects of pregnancy and childbirth.
What is a Prenatal Class?
Prenatal classes are an invaluable opportunity to gain more information about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Plus, they can be a great way to involve your partner in the process as well.
Online pregnancy care class are a series of lessons designed to educate women about their bodies during pregnancy and how to give birth safely, healthily. Not only will it help combat any fears you may have about labor and delivery, but it will also boost your self-assurance in advocating for yourself during the process.
You can choose to attend classes in person or online. Most are taught by professionals such as midwives, physiotherapists, doulas and lactation consultants. You may also come across classes run by yoga practitioners and those trained specifically in a particular birthing technique.
Topics and teaching style may differ between classes. Consult your doctor about which prenatal class is most beneficial for you and what information you would like to learn.
Many classes are tailored toward first-time parents, but even experienced moms and dads can benefit from prenatal education. Topics covered include baby care, breastfeeding, pain management and infant CPR.
Some prenatal classes are provided at the hospital, clinic or birth center where you will deliver your baby. Others are privately run and may be Internet-based or offered by specialty groups like Hypnobirthing(r).
Antenatal classes provide expectant parents with information on pregnancy, labor and delivery as well as breastfeeding and infant care. These sessions may be led by midwives, physiotherapists or doulas; alternatively you may find private classes led by yoga practitioners or others trained in a certain birthing method.
Parents typically report that taking antenatal classes makes them more comfortable during their pregnancy and prepares them for childbirth. Furthermore, these forums offer a chance for parents to discuss their worries and share stories with other parents.
Antenatal classes are usually provided free to pregnant and first-time parents through hospitals, women’s health centers and birthing facilities. If you live outside the area or can’t make it to a public facility, there may be a small fee for private classes. Furthermore, make sure you know if you qualify for any medical insurance rebates on these services.
Pregnancy Care Training
Pregnancy care is a specialized area of healthcare where therapists must be knowledgeable about pregnancy-specific issues such as thyroid dysfunction, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and other common medical conditions that affect pregnant patients. This course equips therapists with the necessary information to screen for these and other potential problems that may occur during the process.
Providers have many ways to help pregnant patients maximize their healthcare experience, such as attending group prenatal care and offering childbirth education classes. When clients select a model of care that includes both, such as group prenatal care plus childbirth education classes, the benefits are amplified (Rising, 2007).
CenteringPregnancy is one such option for providing prenatal care and educational content to women in the community. Through this model, women and their significant others can learn about prenatal care topics as well as healthy lifestyle habits in a supportive atmosphere.
In addition to group prenatal care, providers of childbirth education classes can promote the advantages of this new, emerging approach by inviting their learners to CenteringPregnancy groups. Both types of groups share a common goal: fostering positive perinatal outcomes (Rising, 2007).
For providers interested in learning more about this innovative approach to providing perinatal care, Shristi Foundation offers an online training module. The module covers a range of important pregnancy-related topics and is taught by experienced instructors with extensive expertise within pregnancy care.
No matter if you are a novice or an experienced practitioner, this course will equip you with the knowledge to provide superior service to your clients. It also teaches how to cultivate relationships that will be invaluable assets in helping them make informed decisions for themselves and their children.
The Client Care Essentials course is designed for Executive Directors, Client/Patient Services Directors and any staff members responsible for serving clients. This 12-week instructor-led course is offered multiple times throughout the year so you can finish it on your own schedule.
Prenatal yoga stimulation techniques are commonly used to encourage a baby’s development. Some of the most popular include sound, light and tactile stimulation. Utilizing these methods can help stimulate your baby’s brain and make them more intelligent.
In some cases, these activities can even improve a woman’s overall health during pregnancy. These programs help boost energy levels, boost immunity, and reduce stress.
Vibroacoustic stimuli, or brief sounds transmitted through a handheld electronic device placed just above the pregnant woman’s abdomen, can be very stimulating for the fetus’ nervous system and develop its brain. These sounds may include music or spoken words and rhymes.
Fetal stimulation also fosters fetal-family bonding, which is essential for your baby’s wellbeing and development. A study of newborns revealed that babies whose mothers attended prenatal stimulation classes were more likely to form strong bonds with their parents than those without these lessons.
Babies who had been prenatally stimulated were significantly more active than their unstimulated counterparts, especially during the first week after birth. This can help them grow into independent individuals.
Another way to help your baby develop is to frequently and gently rub their belly. Your little one will be able to sense you when you rub or pat their skin.
Furthermore, stimulating their nervous systems at night can aid in making them sleep better at night by encouraging them to become quieter. These motions are especially beneficial for babies who tend to be fussy at bedtime.
Other ways to help your baby develop are singing lullabies, talking to them and taking walks or swims. These activities can help the infant become familiar with the sights, sounds and movements of a new world.
Though these practices offer numerous benefits for babies, it is essential to be aware of potential risks as well. These could include excessive noise exposure which could damage your baby’s lungs and heart; additionally, avoid overstimulation which could make a baby anxious or uncomfortable.
At such an exciting and overwhelming time of life, expecting mothers need to be well prepared for the birthing process. That is why Shristi Foundation provides Pregnancy Care with Online Training: a highly qualitative and informative Prenatal and Childbirth Class designed to make this exciting time easier for expecting mothers.
This four-hour livestreamed course equips expectant couples and their support people with the knowledge, skills, and assurance to have a positive birth experience. Utilizing Lamaze International philosophy and teaching techniques, this course emphasizes natural, empowering labor and birth processes.
Participants will gain insight into the anatomy and physiology of labor, as well as a review of birth positions that can be tailored to your unique body and preferences. Furthermore, various comfort measures that promote progress and provide pain relief during labor without resorting to pharmaceuticals will be discussed. Furthermore, participants will acquire additional information regarding coping strategies, medical interventions, and cesarean deliveries.
The Prepared prenatal yoga class is a three-week series that informs expectant families about the birthing process and provides relaxation, breathing and coping techniques. It emphasizes the significance of communication and cooperation between a woman and her partner during labor, as well as how to effectively express needs, desires and preferences.
Classes are led by a certified childbirth educator and last two hours. Topics range from stages of labor to medical and non-medical interventions, comfort measures during labor, postpartum recovery, as well as other essentials for having an enjoyable and peaceful birthing experience.
This two-hour livestreamed class offers pregnant women the opportunity to incorporate movement, positions and breathing into their labor process. These exercises and poses will strengthen the pelvic floor, uterus and other muscles affected by pregnancy as well as relax the mind.
Yoga is a safe and gentle form of exercise that can be beneficial during pregnancy and the birthing process. It helps relieve tension and stress, which may negatively impact both physical health and labor quality.
This one-hour video-based class provides couples with relaxation techniques to help them maintain a calm and positive mental state during childbirth. As part of KOPA(r) PREPARED Essentials and Plus Childbirth Courses, registration for this free event is open to everyone.