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Childbirth Classes Bridgeview IL

Childbirth classes provide tips for pregnant women on pregnancy adjustment, breathing techniques, pain management, and timing contractions. See below for child birth classes in Bridgeview that give access to advice on Cesarean birth and newborn care, as well as advice and content on postpartum adjustment.

Lisa Nelson, BSN, LCCE
9804 S 52nd Ave
Oak Lawn, IL

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Sylvia Davis, RN, MPH, LCCE,FACCE
(773) 844-3392
10041 S Hamilton Ave
Chicago, IL

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Carol Arthur, FACCE,RN
(312) 926-4600
833 W 15th Pl Unit 807
Chicago, IL

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Linda B Reynes, LCCE
(708) 771-3471
718 Ashland Ave
River Forest, IL

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(708) 899-0681
13809 Logan Drive
Orland Park, IL

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Dawn Bukowy, APN, CNM, LCCE
(708) 786-4073
10631 S Millard Ave
Chicago, IL

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Ginger Schroers, RN, MS, LCCE
(847) 507-7964
10155 W 151st St
Orland Park, IL

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Sue Gottschall
(773) 259-2543
5760 S. Blackstone Ave.
Chicago, IL

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Karla W. Nacion, CNM, PhD, LCCE
(708) 848-2052
234 S Elmwood Ave
Oak Park, IL

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Rashidah Abdullah, RNC, MSN, LCCE
(312) 472-3866
1536 N Laramie Ave
Chicago, IL

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Stages of Pregnancy, Pregnancy Signs during First Trimester

The Trimesters: Understanding the Different Stages of Pregnancy - Part 1


Pregnancy can be a puzzling time for the newly expectant dad . As your spouse experiences a hormonal rollercoaster, her body is likely to undergo some very surprising changes.

You will probably have heard the obstetrician refer to the term 'trimester'. The nine months of pregnancy are divided into three trimesters. These mark important stages in the development of the fetus. Knowing about the trimesters will help you to understand your baby's development better and also serve to demystify pregnancy for you.

First Trimester

The baby: This stage of pregnancy is marked by the speedy development of your baby. The first twelve weeks will see your baby grow to about three inches and have many of its organs already functioning-a lot when you consider that it all began with the fusion of two cells at the time of conception.

The mom: The frenzied discharge of hormones during the early months of pregnancy may be difficult for your spouse to handle. Nausea and an aversion to food items may be present. She will also complain of fatigue during this stage of pregnancy, as the growing baby makes its demands felt on her body. A healthy diet and a multivitamin prescribed by her obstetrician may help her cope with this.

Also read: The Trimesters: Understanding the Different Stages of Pregnancy - Part 2

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