Birthing and Lamaze sessions planned for Pittsburgh

October 26, 2017 by  

When someone finds out they are going to be a new mom or dad, it can be an overwhelming experience, and a series of classes being offered in Pittsburgh can help make the process a lot less daunting.

The Well will be offering a series of childbirth education sessions that will be based on the Lamaze method of breathing and pain control. The women who participate will learn about different emotional and physical coping strategies, and according to the organizers, if someone is informed about the different stages of childbirth, they will know what to expect and be less fearful.

During the classes, the students will learn how to craft a birthing plan, how to communicate with their health care professionals and how to self-advocate. There will also be a discussion of caesarean sections, and pain medications. In addition to all of this, there will also be time dedicated to helping the participants be well prepared for when their new baby comes home, including a discussion of sleep, recovery from birth and also what signs of postpartum depression to look out for. A stationery printing service will be able to supply copies of birthing plans for the students to fill out and also any other materials that are needed for learning events like this.

The classes will run from November 1st until December 13th, and they will be held at 4070 Beechwood Boulevard in Pittsburgh. It will be facilitated by a representative of Birth Partners, and more details can be found on the group’s website.