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Childbirth Classes Salem OR

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

Lori Swain CD(DONA), CBRE - Childbirth Education and Labor Support
(503) 302-1894
Salem, OR
Payment Assistance: PayPal
Average Fee: $550 for doula services - $250 for classes
Languages Other than English
Certifications & Memberships
Certifications: CD(DONA)
Memberships: La Leche League International (LLLI)
Services Offered
Belly Casting, BrioBirth Classes, Childbirth Classes, Childbirth Education, Home Birth, Hospital-Supported Births, Labor Doula, Water Birth

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Pamela W. Shedd, RN, BSN, LCCE
(503) 315-4624
1353 Jordan Dr S
Salem, OR

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Ms. Cynthia A Crosby, RNC, BSN, LCCE
(503) 814-1581
1374 Elm St NW
Salem, OR

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Amy Gilson
(503) 787-8064
Dallas, OR
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Worldly Doulas
(503) 819-8500
14740 SE Fairoaks Ave
Milwaukie, OR

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Frances M. Loberg, RN, BSN, LCCE
(503) 561-5338
2225 Ellis Ave NE
Salem, OR

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Joan Drawbaugh
(503) 463-7150
Keizer, OR
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Mrs. Lani F Kelley, LCCE
(503) 814-2432
3020 Rose Blossom Ct NW
Salem, OR

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(503) 320-9847
Gresham, Portland and Vancouver Metropolitan area
Portland, OR

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(503) 232-3567
PO Box 12046
Portland, OR

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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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