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Childbirth Classes Normal IL

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

Wise Women Birth Doula Services - Lauren Breyer
(309) 826-9815
2000 N Linden
Normal, IL

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Christina Haney, HCHI, Doula
(309) 531-3309
13 Brompton Ct
Bloomington, IL
Practice Groups
Nurtured Birth Childbirth Services
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: HCHI (Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor)
Services Offered
Childbirth Classes

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Sandra VanOs
(217) 224-8390
Quincy, IL
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Karen Miecznikowski
(708) 339-7523
South Holland, IL
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, ICD

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LaDonna Kolman Reyes
(847) 406-0100
3138 James Avenue
Winthrop Harbor, IL
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Masters in Nursing
Membership Organizations
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)

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Wise Women Birth Services Dionne Otto
(309) 706-9881
304 N Colton Avw
Bloomington, IL

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Judy Knobloch, LCCE
(309) 663-4963
25 Spring Ridge Cir
Bloomington, IL

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Rebecca Krasner, LCCE
(773) 800-0232
4007 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago, IL

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Linda B Reynes, LCCE
(708) 771-3471
718 Ashland Ave
River Forest, IL

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Mrs. Cynthia Trainor, RNC,MS,CD,LCCE
(217) 544-6464
1085 Memory Ln
Springfield, IL

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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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