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Childbirth Classes North Dartmouth MA

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

Ruth Savino
(508) 951-3701
New Bedford, MA
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Mrs. Rachel Elizabeth Hall Ruel, Social Worker, LCCE
(917) 684-5591
PO Box 1097
Mattapoisett, MA

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Ms. Beverly Nathan, RNC, BS, LCCE, FACCE
(617) 636-1389
1008 Paradise Rd Apt 1F
Swampscott, MA

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Lia Reilly, LCCE, CLD, CIMI
(617) 417-9816
14 Evergreen St
North Brookfield, MA

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Linda M. Cancellieri, RN, LCCE, FACCE
(978)922-3000 Ext. 2206
45 Millbrook Rd
Beverly, MA

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Patricia McGuire
(508) 992-2490
New Bedford, MA
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, ADN

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Terry E. Ruby, PT, PhD, LCCE
(508) 977-8085
22 Arbor Way
Taunton, MA

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Pamela Sheeran
(508) 832-3187
18 Eastford Road
Auburn, MA
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, M.Ed.
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The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)

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Common Moments Birth & Postpartum Doula Support and Photography
(413) 441-4186
Lebanon Ave
Pittsfield, MA

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Dr. Georgie Marks, LCCE,FACCE,RN,PhD
(978) 373-8090 ext 3
200 Merrimack St Ste 303
Haverhill, MA

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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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