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Childbirth Classes Richmond VA

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

Ms. Syreeta Holton, IBCLC,LCCE
(804) 828-7653
PO Box 356
Richmond, VA

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Gina E Kochany, CH, HBCE, Doula
(804) 513-1969
5206 Markel Road
Richmond, VA
Practice Groups
Virginia HypnoBirthing and Doula service/New Way New Day, LLC
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CCE (Certified Childbirth Educator), HBCE (HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator), Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Certified HypnoBirthing Fertility Specialist, Professional Doula, Certified HypnoFertility Specialist
Memberships: HypnoBirthing Institute-Mongan Method, National Guild of Hypnotist

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Tender Hearts and Hands Doulas
(804) 643-7606
3311 Yerger Road
Richmond, VA

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Mrs. Kelly O Francis, LCCE, C.D.
(804) 366-1852
324 N Pinetta Dr
North Chesterfield, VA

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Eden's Garden Natural Childbirth Education
(804) 869-1225
8026 Davis Ave
Mechanicsville, VA

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Erin K. Hill, LCCE
(804) 828-5021
4401 Stuart Ave
Richmond, VA

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Valerie D. Coleman, LCCE,FACCE,RN,IBCLC,
(804) 828-4634
17 Clarke Rd
Richmond, VA

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Mary R. Toombs, LCCE
(804) 908-8774
8774 W Huguenot Rd
Richmond, VA

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Kathy M. Stewart, RN,BSN,IBCLC,LCCE
(804) 747-0761
2014 Skipwith Rd
Henrico, VA

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Anita Klym, LCCE
(804) 764-6226
9310 Kings Charter Dr
Mechanicsville, 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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