Healthy Mom


Even if you have already had a child, the labor and birth process can be overwhelming and joyful. Pregnancy classes help mothers gather information and lessen their anxiety. The Health Mom, Healthy Baby classes help prepare you and empower you with information.

Have a Question?

For more information on Childbirth Education Classes email athompson@wisehealthsystem.com.

For questions or concerns, please contact Fit-N-Wise Therapy and Rehabilitation at (940) 626-1360.

Benefits of Childbirth Education Classes

 

  • Improve posture and body mechanics to prepare for physical body changes
  • Know what foods are healthy and unhealthy for you and baby
  • Improvement in overall maternal fitness and well-being
  • Increase in energy
  • Improvement in sleep quality
  • Discuss fears and questions
About the Class: Early Pregnancy Education Series

Fit-N-Wise now offers a free early pregnancy education series. The classes are ideal for the first trimester, with various topics throughout the series. These 1-hour classes will be held once a week for six weeks. Classes are for first-time and recurring births.

Class Topics
  • Exercising during pregnancy and nutrition
  • Common types of pain associated with pregnancy and how to get relief
  • Labor and delivery education, mental coping techniques
  • Guest speakers including pediatrician and pediatric physical therapist
  • Postpartum recovery and getting your body back in shape
Class Outline
Week 1
  • Timeline
  • Baby embryology
  • Posture changes
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Body mechanics
Week 2
  • Common types of pain associated with pregnancy
  • Pain relief techniques
  • Use of orthotics and bracing for pain and posture changes
Week 3
  • Birth plan
  • Phases of labor
  • Effacement and dilation
  • Mental coping techniques
  • Physical coping and pain relief techniques
  • Baby positioning
  • Positioning during first stage of labor
  • Responsibilities of labor and delivery support person
  • Pelvis mobility to prepare for labor and delivery
Week 4
  • Second stage labor
  • Vaginal birth with instrumentation
  • Effects of hormones and anxiety on labor
  • Labor induction and augmentation
  • Medications for pain management
  • Labor and delivery preparation
  • Cesarean birth
Week 5
  • Guest speaker: pediatrician
Week 6
  • Postpartum recovery
  • Postpartum exercises
  • Guest speaker: Pediatric Physical Therapist – First Year of Life

We encourage your birth partner to attend the labor and deliver sessions, particularly weeks 3 and 4.

If you are unable to make a class or begin the classes later in the series, educational handouts will be available for topics previously covered.

Contact Us

Please contact Fit-N-Wise Therapy and Rehabilitation at (940) 626-1360 if you have any questions or concerns about our pregnancy education classes.

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