EMC Maternity Classes

MATERNITY CLASSES: ALL ESSENTIALS IN 6 DAYS!

We realize how important pregnancy and the birth of a baby are in every woman's life. At the same time many changes take place in this period: physical, emotional, social. We are committed to help our patients to make these months smooth and joyful.

EMC Maternity Classes include:

  • 6 sessions of 2-3 hours each, starting from the 14th week of pregnancy.

  • Preparation for childbirth and the appearance of the baby in your family.

  • Highly skilled obstetricians, pediatricians, anesthesiologists, mammologists, psychologists available to answer any questions from expecting moms.

  • A wide range of topics: nutrition in pregnancy, breastfeeding, physiological changes in pregnancy, operative delivery, pain relief in labor, vaccinations, gestational diabetes, premature labor etc.

  • Most pregnancy care is offered within the maternity school - fetal ultrasound and non-stress tests are offered outside of the Maternity School but can be performed before or after the sessions on the same day.

  • Handout materials for each session. You no longer have to look for answers to your questions in the internet – essential information will be printed for you with space left for your individual notes. 

Sessions

SESSION 1 


Obstetrician-gynaecologist

  • Gestation course by trimesters.

  • Stages of fetal development, from 12th to 16th week.

  • The tests necessary during pregnancy. Screening during pregnancy. Risk group for complications.

  • Proper nutrition. The expected weight gain.

  • Physical exercises in pregnant women: sports, swimming, yoga.

  • The intimate relationship during pregnancy.

  • Traveling during pregnancy.

  • Taking medications during pregnancy.

Dentist

  • Dentistry in pregnant women. Prevention of dentoalveolar diseases and abnormalities in children the first year of life.

Dermatologist-cosmetologist

  •  Face and body skin care during pregnancy and after childbirth 

SESSION 2


Obstetrician-gynaecologist 

  • Stages of fetal development, from 16th to 24th week.

  • Eating habits and physical exercises during the second trimester.

  • The most frequent complications during the second trimester: iron deficiency anemia, intestinal motility disorders (constipation).

  • Premature birth: how to recognize the risk.

Rehabilitologist

  • Causes of back pain during pregnancy.

Mammologist

  • Physiology of lactation, mammary gland structure.

  • Prevention and treatment of mammary gland diseases during lactation.

  • The rules of lactation. Hygiene, prevention of breastfeeding problems: fissures, lactostasis, mastitis. Lactation crisis.

Review of the procedures for rendering services in the maternity hospital and walking tour to the maternity hospital

SESSION 3 


Obstetrician-gynaecologist

  • Stages of fetal development from 24th to 28th week. 

  • Control of motor activity of the fetus.

  • Nutrition during pregnancy — what has changed?

  • Prevention of complications during pregnancy.

  • Multifetal pregnancy. Distinctive features of pregnancy and labour (if pregnant women with twins or triplets are present in the group).

Pediatrician

  • The composition of breast milk.

  • Nutrition for mom; taking medications during breastfeeding.

  • Feeding technique. Feeding formulas.

Rehabilitologist

  • Restoration of the pelvic floor muscles and incontinence after childbirth: diagnosis and treatment. Physical therapy and surgical interventions.

  • Practical exercise for relaxation and controlled breathing as well as exercises for the pelvic floor muscles.

SESSION 4 


Obstetrician-gynaecologist

  • Preparation for childbirth. Prenatal changes in mother’s body and in fetus. Precursors to labor.

  • Fetal status monitoring during pregnancy.

  • Phases of labor. Fetal status monitoring during labour. Physiological labour.

  • Operative deliveries. A cesarean section. Labor after caesarean section.

  • Bleeding after childbirth.

  • Home birth: pros and cons.

Practical exercise

  • Techniques of relaxation and rest between contractions, self-regulation skills, relaxation breathing.

Anestesiologist

  • Pain relief during labor: spinal, epidural, combined anesthesia, General anesthesia 

SESSION 5


Obstetrician-gynaecologist

  • Hygiene after childbirth.

  • Restoration of reproductive function. Contraception during lactation. Physical exercises and sex life after childbirth.

Psychologist

  • Partnership delivery — the psychological aspect. Interaction with medical staff.

  • Attitude on childbirth: the pain, fears, anxiety. Pain management.

Pediatrician

  • A newborn. The first days in the maternity hospital.

  • The importance of early initiation of breastfeeding, the composition of colostral milk.

  • Immunization: myths and reality. Vaccination in the maternity hospital: why so early?

Walking tour to EMC Children's Clinic

SESSION 6 


Pediatrician

  • Preparing room for the baby: furniture, climate. Newborn first aid kit.

  • First purchase: to sleep, to walk, care and hygiene.

  • Mode mom’s day and nutrition regimen: speculation and rumors. To eat or not to eat?

  • Peculiarities of psychological climate in the family.

  • Emergencies in newborns.

  • Nursing at home within the first month of life and the supervision program at EMC for the child during the first year of life at EMC.

Trichologist

  •  Hair care during pregnancy and after childbirth.

Psychologist

  • How to cope with anxiety.

  • Depression during pregnancy and/or after childbirth.

Practical exercise

  • Techniques of relaxation and rest between contractions, self-regulation skills, relaxation breathing.

Walking tour to maternity hospital

Questions