Childbirth Education

Desert Perinatal Associates

Perinatologists located in Las Vegas, NV & Henderson, NV

There’s a lot to pay attention to when you’re going to bring a new life into the world. Every pregnancy is different, so whether this is your first child or you just need a refresher, a comprehensive childbirth education class can help you prepare. At Desert Perinatal Associates in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, the team of expert Perinatologists and maternal health specialists provide regular childbirth education. Call one of the offices for more information.

Childbirth Education Q & A

Who benefits from childbirth education?

Any pregnant woman, even if she has already had a child, benefits from childbirth education. The process of pregnancy, labor, and birth is overwhelming at times and is never the same twice. Childbirth education can reduce anxiety, fears, and apprehension about the journey. You learn coping skills, the physiology of labor and birth, and childbirth options.

Through childbirth classes at Desert Perinatal Associates, you get more confident in your body’s ability to give birth. You can talk through any fears you have with an expert. You may also discover you’re not alone in feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and joyful – all at the same time. Plus, if your partner attends, he or she can learn how to support you on the day of delivery to increase bonding.

You can also learn the birth plan philosophies of the doctors at Desert Perinatal Associates and become familiar with each hospital’s practices. You don’t want any surprises on the day of your delivery.

What is covered in a childbirth education class?

The customized class offered at Desert Perinatal Associates answers all your questions about labor and delivery. The class specifically covers:

  • The signs of labor
  • The normal progression of labor and birth
  • Techniques for pain management
  • Communication skills during labor and delivery

You also learn about pharmaceutical and medical interventions, including medications, massage, and breathing techniques. Relaxation techniques to help reduce stress during the labor process will also be covered.

You can also get answers to any questions you may have about cesarean birth, postpartum care, and what to expect in the very first hours of your baby’s life.

When should I take a childbirth education class?

Women in any stage of pregnancy are welcome. You usually benefit the most from the information during weeks 28-36 of pregnancy.  

What other class topics are available?

In addition to education on childbirth, Desert Perinatal Associates offer classes on:

  • Preparing for twins and multiples
  • Baby basics
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant or toddler CPR and choking

Check the website schedule for when these classes are offered to see when they’ll fit into your schedule.

To find out about all the childbirth and delivery resources available from Desert Perinatal Associates, call one of the offices or check this website.