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Childbirth Classes Shelby NC

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

Abby Garlock, LCCE
(980) 487-3829
3533 Artee Rd
Shelby, NC

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Patricia Crawford, LCCE
(704) 763-7556
7189 Green Farm Rd
Lawndale, NC

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Barbara Corl, RN,BSN,LCCE
(704) 862-5301
991 W Hudson Blvd
Gastonia, NC

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Mrs. Amy Payne Farmer, RN, MSN, CNM, LCCE
(910) 777-8948
106 Bristle Cone Ct
Hampstead, NC

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Ms. Leah L Trombley, LCCE
(252) 341-5372
203 Randomwood Ln
New Bern, NC

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Betsy Bryant, LCCE
(704) 487-3887
909 Parkwood Rd
Shelby, NC

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Phyllis Rogers
(704) 824-1450
Gastonia, NC
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Carol Rhodes
(704) 364-7140
Charlotte, NC
ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator

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Mrs. Kay T Turner, RN, BSN, LCCE
(252) 522-7290
2104 Dallas Dr
Kinston, NC

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Ms. Mary Ellen Isenhour, LCCE
(919) 668-0011
5504 Farley Dr
Raleigh, NC

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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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