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Childbirth Classes Elk River MN

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

Tracy Repasky
(763) 428-0110
21398 Pointe Dr
rogers, MN

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Mrs. Sarah Paksima, LCCE
(763) 478-2117
6820 Olde Sturbridge Dr
Hamel, MN

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Lisa-Marie Hanson, LCCE
(763) 557-8829
3900 Zanzibar Ln N
Minneapolis, MN

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Betsy Ann Skrha Kennedy, RN, MS, CS, LCCE
4208 Manorwoods Dr NW
Rochester, MN

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Jane A. Furlong, BSN, RN, LCCE
(763) 553-0213
11420 42nd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN

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Kristin Soderholm
(763) 390-4065
Monticello, MN
OTR, ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Grandma Rocks Postpartum Care
(612) 599-2260
3909 Hollyhock Circle N
Brooklyn Park, MN

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Susan Lane
(612) 722-7001
3644 45th Ave So
Minneapolis, MN

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Ann Shelp
Minnetonka, MN
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Marion Seeley Kreisman
(651) 488-9274
1144 Iowa Avenue West
St Paul, MN
Certified Birth Doula
Membership Organizations
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)

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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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