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

Danielle Wegener
(224) 619-5779
Libertyville, IL
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Cathleen Gress, RN, MSN, LCCE
(847) 832-6155
1139 Butternut Ln
Northbrook, IL

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Margaret E. Pepping, RN, MS, LCCE
(708) 567-5672
1713 Fieldwood Dr
Northbrook, IL

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Victoria A. Bolger, LCCE,IBLCE,CD
(847) 624-2467
1807 Prairie St
Glenview, IL

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Mrs. Lauren M. Tihinen, LCCE,FACCE,RN
(847) 289-1009
2025 Bridlewood Dr
Hoffman Estates, IL

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Mrs. Sara Peiken, LCCE
(847) 337-6886
638 Touraine Ter
Northbrook, IL

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Patricia M. Sweeney, LCCE
1315 Candlewood Hill Rd
Northbrook, IL

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Nancy A. Klaman, LCCE
(847) 397-2490
180 E Oaksbury Ln
Palatine, IL

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Katherine A. Houle, RN, LCCE
(847) 723-8910
1447 Worden Way
Elk Grove Village, IL

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Mrs. Preeti Gupta, RN, LCCE
(847) 723-6390
9004 Oak Park Ave
Morton Grove, 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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