Prenatal education classes are designed to prepare you for the birthing process and the arrival of your baby. The classes provide you with advice and information, and answer any questions you may have surrounding your pregnancy and delivery.
The classes are supplemental to your prenatal care with your obstetrician and are open to everyone - not only FirstMed patients.
Contact: For further information please contact Réka Morvay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each of the following classes is approximately 2 hours long, and includes handouts and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
1- Having a baby in Hungary: what’s the difference between the available hospitals, what is included in your prenatal care, what will happen to you in the hospital during labor, what will happen to your baby in the hospital after delivery, how to choose the right hospital and care provider for you, who are the different people involved in your care and what is their function, how to register the birth of your baby in Hungary, what maternity benefits are available and how to apply for them, what kinds of well baby and medical services are available for newborns, what kinds of services are available to you after your baby is born
2- Last month of pregnancy: what to expect, normal and common symptoms and feelings, comfort techniques in the final month, getting ready physically and emotionally for labor and birth and the postpartum period, preparing for the arrival of the baby, shopping lists and what you need, common tests and procedures and what they reveal about your baby and your body, what is an NST, CTG, Bishop score, and what do they mean?
3- How does labor start: what are normal ways a labor can start, what signs are cause for concern, when to call your doctor or head to the hospital, due dates, inductions, premature labor, post-dates labor, Braxton-Hicks, breaking water, mucus plug, false labor, etc.
4- Stages of labor: Early labor, active labor, pushing, placenta, golden hour – what happens, what it feels like, what your helper can do during each stage.
5- Pain management: using your body’s natural resources to manage pain, pain medications and their possible side effects. Labor variations: precipitous (fast and unassisted) labor, average labor, long labor, ecstatic labor, premature labor, cesarean section.
6- Newborn baby care: what is normal newborn baby appearance and behavior, how to dress, clean and comfort a baby, normal and accepted intake and output, vaccination schedules, baby sleep patterns, ensuring optimal development, how to tell that your newborn is healthy, common baby problems and how to solve them
7- Breastfeeding: what are the benefits of breastfeeding, how can you avoid the most common breastfeeding pitfalls, how to solve the most common breastfeeding problems, how often and how long to breastfeed, when/how to introduce bottles, solids, formula, when and how to stop breastfeeding, how to handle breastfeeding and illness, what to do if you don’t have enough milk, what to do if breastfeeding is painful, where can you seek help for breastfeeding problems.
8- C-section: A class specifically for those who know they are going to have a c-section. Topics covered: what to expect during a c-section, what are the indications for a c-section, what choices do you have in a c-section, what happens during a c-section, how can a helper help during and after a c-section, how to breastfeed successfully after a c-section
9- VBAC: vaginal birth after cesarean, what are the professional guidelines, who is it recommended for, what are the recommendations, who can have one, how to best prepare to maximize your chances of having a VBAC.
10- Birth Movie: We are going to watch a documentary called Organic Birth, followed by a question and answer session about the births we saw in the movie.