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Childbirth Classes Potomac MD

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

Patricia Keating, BSN, LCCE, FACCE
(301) 754-7163
20 Waddington Ct
Rockville, MD

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Gayle R. Kaplan, RNC, LCCE
11500 Evelake Ct
Gaithersburg, MD

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Mrs. Sibyl (Tibbie) Turner, RN, BSN, LCCE
(301) 315-3130
12201 Quince Valley Dr
North Potomac, MD

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Marylou Carrico Tietz, BA, LCCE, FACCE
(240) 602-5539
9301 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD

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Mrs. Patricia A. Frank, RNC, BSN, LCCE
(703) 597-3860
205 Meeting House Station Sq Apt 405
Herndon, VA

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Mrs. Michelle J. Miles, LCCE
(703) 863-8910
3017 Merchant Court
Great Falls, VA

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kairos Holistic Healing Arts Birth Support Services
(240) 631-8868
1 Rye Court
Gaithersburg, MD

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Jo Ann Thompson
(301) 947-4652
13201 Moran Drive
North Potomac, MD
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, ICEA Certified Child Birth Educator
Membership Organizations
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)

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Mary Alice Poulsen, RN, BSN, LCCE
(703) 220-7089
7204 Sonnet Ct
Falls Church, VA

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Julia K Quinn, RN, LCCE
(703) 204-6073
2520 Fowlers Ln
Reston, VA

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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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