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Childbirth Classes Kingston NY

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

Handmaiden Birth Services
(845) 514-0490
276 Spillway Road
West Hurley, NY

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Gentle Care Doula Service
(845) 750-6265
37 Millrock Rd
New Paltz, NY

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Johanna D'Aleo
(845) 255-8929
111 Mountain Rest Rd
New Paltz, NY
BS, MS, Certified Birth Doula (DONA)
Membership Organizations
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)

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Jennifer L. Rush
(845) 473-5844
513 Salt Point Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Patricia Otis
(315) 822-6858
West Winfield, NY
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, BSN

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Hudson Valley Doula
(845) 247-2888
191 Hommelville Rd.
Saugerties, NY

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Calm Doula
111 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY
Accepted Payment Methods: Self Payment
Payment Assistance: Payment Arrangements
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: PCD (DONA), CCE (Certified Childbirth Educator), HBCE (HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator), CD(DONA)
Memberships: HypnoBirthing Institute-Mongan Method, International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes, Hypnobirthing, Placenta Encapsulation

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Pat Lindsey, RN, IBCLC, MA, LCCE
(212) 420-3895
PO Box 52
Willow, NY

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Michele Wilson, RN, LCCE
(518) 268-5979
36 Greensboro Blvd
Clifton Park, NY

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(845) 680-0385
2 Pvt. Lovett Ct.
Blauvelt, NY

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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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