Week Two Childbirth Class – Pregnancy Nutrition and Healthy Eating, Normal Labor Progression, and Commonly Helpful Comfort Measures
Opening Icebreaker – Nutrition Crossword Puzzle
Nutrition During Pregnancy
- ** Handouts – Nutrition, Eating for Two
- Sneaky Ways to Add Protein
- Keeping Track Bradley Worksheets (or Article Printout)
- **Video – Healthy Journey Nutrition Portion
~Exercise – Have each mother write out foods she especially likes from each food group.
~Exercise – Daddy Belly Bag – Average Weight Gain.
Discussion of First Stage Labor
Teaching How to Time a Contraction
Relaxation – Breathing During Labor
~Practice Side-Lying Relaxation and Tense/Release
Discussion of Second Stage Labor and Pushing
- ** Video – Easy Birth Video
- ** Group Exercises – Three Scenarios and Questions
- ** Labor Stations – Each station has a card with position for laboring in. Each station has a card for partner to do to help her. One contraction at each station – 1 minute long and then switch.
Relaxation – Touch and Progressive Relaxation