Labor and delivery are natural transitions in many women’s lives.
Although your body knows what to do on the big day, it’s perfectly
normal to experience some anxiety about childbirth. Attending childbirth
classes at the
women’s services department of Kendall Regional Medical Center can help you learn what
Patient education is always crucial, but it is particularly important as
it concerns maternity and newborn care. During a childbirth class, you’ll
have the opportunity to ask questions and share your concerns. You’ll
have access to a wealth of important information, such as how to recognize
the signs and stages of labor, how to breathe during contractions, and
how to create a birth plan. You’ll also explore your options for
pain management, which may include massage, relaxation techniques, and
During your pregnancy, you’ll need to choose where you’d like
to give birth. Childbirth education classes typically include a tour of
the maternity department. You’ll be able to ask questions about
the hospital’s routine practices, what you should bring with you
to the hospital, and whether you can pre-register.
reason to sign up for childbirth classes is that they’re a way for your partner to learn how to support you
during labor and delivery. Even if your partner or birth coach has previously
attended the birth of a child, each birth is unique and it never hurts
to be thoroughly prepared.
First-time parents and current parents alike can benefit from brushing
up on newborn care. With so many aspects of your baby’s health to
keep track of, these types of childbirth classes are invaluable. You can
learn about vaccination recommendations and childproof the home. You’ll
learn which problems require a trip to the ER and which can wait for an
appointment with the pediatrician.
Kendall Regional Medical Center looks forward to helping
expectant parents welcome their little ones into the world. Our maternity services for Miami-area
families include a suite of childbirth education and newborn care classes,
such as infant CPR, breastfeeding, and car seat safety. You can direct
questions about our women’s services and pediatrics to a registered
nurse at (305) 223-3000.