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Childbirth Classes Monroe NC

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

Mrs. Frieda L Norris, LCCE,RN
(704) 667-1464
1224 Marlwood Cir
Charlotte, NC

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Julia Twitty, RN, LCCE
(704) 446-1528
6316 Boykin Spaniel Rd
Charlotte, NC

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Birthing Elements
(704) 756-8147
Dooley Drive
Charlotte, NC

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Ms. Jean M. Peterson, LCCE
(704) 863-5635
8134 Kincaid Ct
Charlotte, NC

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Letitia M. Prosser, LCCE
(252) 808-6281
2641 Lennoxville Rd
Beaufort, NC

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Carrie B Johnsen, LCCE
(704) 904-2828
12103 Woodcliff Ct
Charlotte, NC

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Catherine Trent, RN, BSN, LCCE
(704) 667-1400
2001 Kilmonack Ln
Charlotte, NC

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Ronni McGarty Doula
(704) 567-9329
4920 Chestnut Lake Dr
Charlotte, NC

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Carol S. Hayes, RN, LCCE, FACCE, CD
704-562-3205 (Cell)
PO Box 25912
Charlotte, NC

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Diane Jenkins
(704) 892-1135
Cornelius, NC
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, CPE

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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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