Without a doubt, having a baby is a life-changing experience. And it can sometimes feel overwhelming as you prepare for the many changes you'll face. By learning all about pregnancy, childbirth, and the basics of newborn care, you'll feel better prepared and ready for the challenges ahead.
In this course, you'll learn how the different stages of pregnancy will affect your body, your moods and emotions, and even your relationships. We take a look at the latest nutrition, diet, and exercise information, how pregnancy can change your sex life, and how to financially prepare for your baby. We'll even learn about ways you can cultivate a strong support network to help you through these transitions.
We will review different types of childbirth preparation classes, how to choose your healthcare provider, and options for where you would like to give birth. We also cover the basic physical aspects of childbirth and taking care of mom and baby after the birth.
The goal of this class is to help you feel more confident and calm in the many choices you have throughout your pregnancy and birthing time. The first step to a happy and healthy pregnancy is a happy and healthy you. This class is designed to inform, encourage, and support you during this amazing time of life.
About The Instructor
Denise Hopkins graduated from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and from the University of Oklahoma with a Masters in Human Relations. She has taught classes in the Sociology of Sexuality and Marriage, as well as the Sociology of Men and Women, but her favorites have been the Childbirth Preparation classes she has taught for more than 10 years. Denise has volunteered as a birth doula and continues to help expectant parents prepare physically, emotionally, and financially for the changes pregnancy and a baby will bring.