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Childbirth Classes Elkridge MD

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

Adele Morales, MS, MAc, LCCE
(443) 745-5963
9546 Many Mile Mews
Columbia, MD

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Nancy M Watson, RN, CD, LCCE
(410) 206-8246
6078 Watch Chain Way
Columbia, MD

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Kathy S. Tomaszewski, RN, BSN, LCCE
(410) 750-7364
5153 Bonnie Acres Dr
Ellicott City, MD

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Ann L. Israel, LCCE,FACCE
(410) 916-9450
601 Laurel Hill Ln
Catonsville, MD

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Ms. Mary Carlita Unger, RN, BS, LCCE, FACCE
7799 Highpoint Rd
Clearwater Beach, MD

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Peaceful Delivery
(301) 801-5580
Monterey, CA

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Diane C Seibert, RN, NP, LCCE
(301) 295-1092
6946 Newberry Dr
Columbia, MD

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Nayna C. Philipsen, PhD, JD, LCCE, FACCE
(410) 951-2630
2018 Cedar Circle Dr
Catonsville, MD

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Informed Birth Choices, LLC - Danielle Koontz, MAA, CBE, CD(DONA)
(410) 456-0980
5 Payson Avenue
Catonsville, MD
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment
Payment Assistance: PayPal, Gift Certificates Available, Multi-class discounts
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CD(DONA), CCE (Certified Childbirth Educator)
Memberships: DC Birth Options Alliance, DONA International, International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN), International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA), Maryland Birth Network
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Childbirth Education, Home Birth, Hospital-Supported Births, Labor Doula, Parenting Classes

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Heather Brown
(443) 676-7807
Baltimore, MD
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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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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