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

Mrs. Gale A. Sobota, LCCE
(847) 723-5813
6216 Sleepy Hollow Ln
Gurnee, IL

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Ms. Beth D. Mednick, LCCE,FACCE,RN
(847) 480-3909
1255 Town Center Rd Unit 3M
Vernon Hills, IL

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Birth Essentials
(847) 258-7233
2500 Sheridan Rd.
Zion, IL

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Christine Ross, RN,LCCE
(847) 668-1902
27098 North Owens Road
Hawthorn Woods, IL

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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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Mrs. Julie Harrington, LCCE
(847) 723-5386
218 Park Pl
Libertyville, IL

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Diane Hoffmann
(847) 680-9424
Vernon Hills, IL
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, Registered Nurse, BSN

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Nikki L. Hagen, LCCE,RN
(847) 543-2871
15953 Aime Ln
Wadsworth, IL

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Lorelei Adams
(847) 990-5407
Mundelein, IL
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Janice Coons, RNC,CCM,LCCE
(847) 646-6699
2243 Grass Lake Rd
Lindenhurst, 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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