Preparing for Parenthood

Pregnancy is the time to prep your home and yourself for the new baby. Still haven't taken the test? Stop by our center for a free test. At our center, you can join free classes that can ease the stress by making you and your partner aware of the struggles you may undergo with the new baby while ensuring you gain the necessary strengths to resolve your problems.

*Ask about our Earn While You Learn Program.

1st Trimester

Week 1-13

The most common early symptoms in pregnancy are morning sickness, tender breasts, & mood swings. If you're experiencing severe abdominal pain, painful urination, fever over 101.5F, or vision disturbances, these are some of the symptoms you should talk to your doctor about.

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Classes Offered:

- Parenting

- Self Care

- First Aid & CPR

- Nutrition

- Drugs & Alcohol During Pregnancy

- Miscarriage/Loss

- Mom of Multiples

- Domestic Violence &

Abuse During Pregnancy

- Adoption

- Relationship Changes

- Prenatal Care

- Planned VS Unplanned

- Development Change in Body

- Dental Care

2nd Trimester

Week 14-27

By this time, the morning sickness and fatigue should be fading and you should be feeling more energetic. Certain pregnancy symptoms that persist can include heartburn and constipation.

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Classes Offered:

- Support Group

- Class with Dad

- Counseling

- Preparing for Baby

- Basic Skills

- Breastfeeding

- Newborn Care

- First Aid & CPR

- Questions to Ask Doctor

- Parenting

- Self Care

3rd Trimester

Week 28-40

The fatigue will return & symptoms including abdominal cramps or sharp pains, backache, lack of bladder control, and leaky breasts will arise. Beware false labor symptoms including irregular contractions.

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Classes Offered:

- Carrying Baby & Skin to Skin

- Positions for Birth

- Giving Good Care During Labor

- Labor & C Sections

- Birth Plan

- Parenting

- Self Care

Postpartum

The six weeks after giving birth are usually considered the recovery period, vaginal bleeding may last up to six weeks. You should ice your perineum every couple of hours for the first 24 hours post-birth.

Sign of postpartum depression may include excessive crying, loss of appetite, insomnia, hopelessness, and thoughts of harming yourself or the baby.

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Classes Offered:

- Postpartum

- Feeding Your Baby Solid Foods

- Breastfeeding at Work &

How to Increase Breast Milk

- Discipline

- Development Changes in Baby

- Independent Child

- Parenting