Course topics include:
– Pregnancy changes before and during labor
– Laboring at home when in Early Labor
– Practicing Comfort measures: How to cope with contractions through breathing and relaxation
– Practicing various birth and pushing techniques
– Routine hospital procedures for most DC Area Hospitals
– Discussing various medical pain relief: Epidurals and narcotics
– Review Cesareans procedures in most hospitals
– How to recover during the postpartum period
– Also 6 month access to online new parent portal and Facebook group.
– Will provide realistic expectations and examples to work with hospital staff
Your partner is taught how to comfort you to make your labor easier. Please remember to bring two pillows and a blanket to class to use for practicing the coping techniques on Saturday.
Venue: Ford’s Theatre
Cost: From $5.00 to $10.00
Time: 7:00am to 8:00pm
From: National Postal Museum
Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University. Open 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily.