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Childbirth Classes Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg that give access to advice on Cesarean birth and newborn care, as well as advice and content on postpartum adjustment.

Jo Ann Thompson
(301) 947-4652
13201 Moran Drive
North Potomac, MD
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, ICEA Certified Child Birth Educator
Membership Organizations
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)

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kairos Holistic Healing Arts Birth Support Services
(240) 631-8868
1 Rye Court
Gaithersburg, MD

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Patricia Keating, BSN, LCCE, FACCE
(301) 754-7163
20 Waddington Ct
Rockville, MD

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Magic of Motherhood
19517 Dubarry Dr
Brookeville, MD
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment
Payment Assistance: Payment Arrangements
Practice Groups
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: Birth Doula, La Leche League, CE (Childbirth Educator), Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator, Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Professional Doula, Certified Hypnotist, Monitrice
Memberships: American Association of Birth Centers (AABC), American Pregnancy Association, Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), DC Birth Options Alliance, International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
Services Offered
Adoption Support, Belly Casting, Childbirth Classes, Childbirth Education, Family Planning, Grief Counseling, Hypnobirthing, Infant Massage, Parenting Classes, Pre-Conception Care, Prenatal Care

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Mrs. Michelle J. Miles, LCCE
(703) 863-8910
3017 Merchant Court
Great Falls, VA

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Mrs. Sibyl (Tibbie) Turner, RN, BSN, LCCE
(301) 315-3130
12201 Quince Valley Dr
North Potomac, MD

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Gayle R. Kaplan, RNC, LCCE
11500 Evelake Ct
Gaithersburg, MD

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Marilyn Robboy, BSN, LCCE
4930 Tothill Dr
Olney, MD

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Magic of Motherhood
(202) 230-4126
19517 Dubarry Dr
brookeville, MD

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Linda Hagemann
(801) 920-2727
Silver Spring, 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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