Understanding Birth eClass
Prepare for the miracle of childbirth with First Peeks Boutique's comprehensive childbirth classes. Sign up and embark on your childbirth preparation with confidence.
Parents complete an online childbirth class ahead of time and then attend a short educator-led session focused on answering questions, group discussion, and hands-on activities. Its the best of both worlds!
Videos and animations
Quizzes, interactive exercises, notes pages, and extended activities
Accessibility features: Closed captions, read-along audio, image tags for screen readers, and a menu with custom learner settings for those with vision, hearing, or motor impairments, and cognitive disorders, such as dyslexia or ADHD
Essential pregnancy, birth, and new-parent tools
PDF library, glossary, and web links
Class completion certificate
Education that's REAL !
CONTENT DETAILS: 6-8hr completion time
Pregnancy: Fetal development, anatomy, discomforts, nutrition, preeclampsia & warning signs, preterm labor, hazards, emotions, and more.
Labor: Pain theories, 5 P’s of labor, signs labor is near, onset of labor, stages of labor, and the importance of skin-to-skin contact.
Birth Stories: Diverse families and situations show how the stages of labor unfold in real life, inducing examples of natural coping techniques, partner support, medicated pain relief, and cesareans (varies by format).
Comfort Techniques: Birth preferences, labor support, breathing, relaxation, massage, visualization, focal points, hydrotherapy, labor & pushing positions, back labor, and partner advice.
Medical Procedures: Decision-making, induction, fetal monitoring, IVs, analgesics & nitrous oxide, epidural anesthesia, labor and pushing positions with epidural, augmentation, and second-stage interventions.
Cesarean Birth: Reasons for a cesarean, types of cesareans, risks, anesthesia, 3D animation of surgery, recovery, reducing the risk for cesarean birth, breastfeeding, family-centered birth tips
Newborns: Newborn hospital procedures, skin-to-skin contact, first feeding, newborn appearance, rooming-in, senses, feeding cues, SUID and safe sleep, crying, shaken baby syndrome (abusive head trauma).
Postpartum: Involution, lochia, perineum care, baby blues, breastfeeding basics, perinatal mood and anxiety disorder, self-care, and postpartum warning signs.