Pregnancy & Birth Pack

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The pregnancy to birth pack covers what new mom's need to know for their pregnancy, birth, and early infancy.


Your First Trimester - You’re pregnant, and you’re wondering, now what? There is a lot to know about pregnancy, your changing body, and your developing baby. So much happens in that first trimester! You will experience changes in your body, your emotions, and your lifestyle. Your baby also goes through a lot of growth, developing into the little person you soon will see in less than nine months! This video takes a look at pregnancy in the first trimester and also talks about your baby’s journey in development. Topics include: •physical symptoms• pregnancy •symptoms •morning sickness •tiredness •breast tenderness •headaches •constipation •weight gain •back pain •emotional symptoms •moodiness •stress •heavy cramping •dehydration •bleeding •diet •caffeine •prenatal vitamins •exercise •sex •smoking •alcohol •fetal development Length 29:52 ©2018
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Prenatal Care - You’re pregnant, and you have a lot to consider. Car seats, baby’s room, baby clothes, and what brand of diapers you want to use. But the most important consideration right now is how you can take the best care of yourself and your developing baby. Your first step is setting up your prenatal care. In this video, we will discuss prenatal care, what you should expect at your prenatal checkups, and why they are so important to keeping you and your baby healthy.

Topics Include: health conditions •gestational diabetes •blood pressure •OB-GYN •midwife  ©2018

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Eating for Two - When you’re pregnant, both you and your baby need nourishment in order to thrive. But what does eating for two really mean? Do you get to eat one cookie for yourself and one for the baby, and should you double your portions? In this video, we will look at the diet a pregnant mom should consume and how many more calories are needed to support a healthy pregnancy. We’ll also talk about what foods are healthy, which ones to avoid, and how to manage those cravings that can drive you crazy!

Topics Include: weight gain •overeating •nutrition •Fruits •vegetables •grains •proteins •dairy •fats •oils •meals •snacks •sugars •caffeine •fish •Listeria •unpasteurized dairy •cravings •pica •obesity •underweight www.truetolifeproductions.com ©2018

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Your Ultrasound Appointment - Getting to see your unborn baby on an ultrasound machine is an exciting and special event for any parent. It’s like unwrapping a wonderful gift as the scanner zooms in on your baby moving and bouncing around in your womb. But, as exciting as it is to see, there is more to an obstetric ultrasound than just a thrill for the parents. Medical providers are also able to track the development, growth, due date, and overall health of an unborn baby. This video will discuss what to expect at an ultrasound appointment and will give an incredible glimpse of your unborn baby’s world.

Topics Include: sound waves •transvaginal •transabdominal •2D •3D •gestational sac •ectopic •genetic disorder •nuchal translucency •level-two  ©2017

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First Trimester Expectations - Pregnancy is a nine-month unique experience. First Trimester Expectations introduces three couples as they figure out how their unplanned pregnancies fit into their lives. You are invited to journey with Mariah and Tyler, Laila and Joseph, and Mikayla and Kyle as they share their first trimester in their own words and experiences.

Topics Include: Mariah •Tyler •Laila •Joseph •Mikayla •Kyle •Worries •Symptoms •medical concerns •moods •worries ©2020

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Your Second Trimester - Your first trimester is now behind you and you are likely feeling better. Morning sickness may have eased up and you may be thinking, “I’ve got this!” Your baby is growing rapidly, and you might even be starting to sport a cute little baby bump. The second trimester is often the most comfortable time for a pregnant mom! While you still may not be feeling or seeing much yet, there is a lot going on in your womb. In this video we’ll talk about how your body is changing, your baby’s journey in development, and what you can expect in your second trimester.

Topics Include: •itching •stretch marks •mask of pregnancy •back aches •leg aches •breast changes •Linea Nigra •vaginal discharge •hemorrhoids •varicose veins •dental changes •emotions •bleeding •swelling •headaches •vomiting •morning sickness •dizziness •exercise •smoking •drugs •alcohol •caffeine •fetal development Length 25:09 copyright True to Life Production ©2019

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Emotions of Pregnancy - Pregnancy can be a confusing time when it comes to your emotions. One minute you’re happy and overjoyed, and the next minute you may feel irritable or sad. And then, before you know it, your mood is swinging back the other way! Before you were pregnant, your emotions were likely more even-keeled. But now, look out! They may, at times, leave you feeling like a boat tossed around in a churning sea. Are you crazy? Is something wrong? No. You are pregnant. This video covers the physiological factors behind pregnancy mood swings and emotions, and all of the other factors that may affect a woman’s thoughts and feelings while she is pregnant, including depression, and survival tips to get a woman through the rough patches.

Topics Include: hormones •exercise •fluctuations •hCG •progesterone •dizziness •nausea •stress •negative feelings •temperament •depression •sleep •talk •eating  ©2017

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What is Safe in Pregnancy - There is so much to consider when you are pregnant. Your entire lifestyle changes! You now must carefully consider what products you use when cleaning your home, what foods you eat, and whether you should have that morning cup-a-joe! You may even have some habits that will have to change or that you will have to put on hold. In this video, we will discuss what things are safe and what aren’t to help you have a healthy pregnancy.

Topics Include: diet •processed foods •dieting •wash hands •food care •foods to avoid •unsafe foods •smoked seafood •pate •unpasteurized dairy •fish •mercury •herbs •sprouts •pica •vitamins •unsafe herbs •saw palmetto •golden seal •dong quai •ephedra •yohimbe •pay d’arco •passion flower •black cohosh •blue cohosh •roman chamomile •pennyroyal •water •coffee • alcohol •caffeine •sugar •artificial sweeteners •exercise •hair dye •hot tubs •traveling •driving safety •cleaning products •cat litter •drugs •smoking www.truetolifeproductions.com ©2018

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Bonding with Your Unborn Baby - From conception to birth, your baby embarks on an incredible nine-month journey. She is developing and growing from her own genetic blueprints. Even though she is different, you can start bonding with her while she is still growing in your womb. Learn about her incredible journey and how you and she are connected and explore the incredible masterpiece that is your son or daughter.  ©2018
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Second Trimester Expectations - Pregnancy is a nine-month unique experience. Second Trimester Expectations continues on with the stories of Mariah and Tyler, Laila and Joseph, and Mikayla and Kyle as they experience their pregnancies in their own unique life situations. You are invited to be a part of their stories as you journey with them and gain some insight about pregnancy from these real-life perspectives.

Topics Include: Mariah •Tyler •Laila •Joseph •Mikayla •Kyle •Worries •Symptoms •medical concerns •moods •worries  ©2020

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Your Third Trimester - You are moving into your third trimester, and you’re feeling VERY pregnant. Your baby is getting bigger, and you can feel her moving and kicking. What is going on in there?! While your body is changing to accommodate your growing baby, you are likely feeling more tired, but also strangely energized. You have a baby coming soon!! In this video we’ll talk about your changing body, what you might be feeling, your baby’s journey in development, and what you can expect in your third trimester.

Topics Include: shortness of breath •heartburn •swelling •hemorrhoids •constipation •leg cramps •stretch marks •tender breasts •belly button •insomnia •baby dropping •braxton hicks •emotions •exercise •fever and chills •bleeding •labor •mucus plug •ruptured amniotic sac •signs of labor •fetal movement  ©2019

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The Final Stretch - On your mark, get set, GO! The end of your pregnancy feels like one hundred days packed into one long month that oddly doesn’t seem long enough to get everything done to bring your baby home. There is so much to do and keep track of before birth! In this video we talk about the things in your pregnancy that you need to keep a close eye on, the things you need to prepare for, and how to recognize the important signs of labor. Phew! Hang in there! You really are on the final stretch!

Topics Include: 3rd-trimester •Monitoring fetal movement •kick count •Braxton Hicks •birth plan •home help •baby items •crib •bassinette •car seat •travel •diaper bag •mucus plug •effacement •dilation •rupturing membranes •leaking water •bleeding •decreased fetal movement •contractions •early labor •active labor •transition ©2020

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Your Unborn Baby’s Secret World - As recently as 25 years ago, we thought unborn babies were unaware of anything outside the womb. Since then, though, science has gained a better understanding of Your Unborn Baby’s Secret World. That secret place inside you where your unborn baby resides is not a deep, dark cave where she is hidden away, awaiting her birth. Far from it, your womb is her classroom, where she has begun a lifetime of learning, sampling, accepting, and rejecting - in short the process of growing that will continue throughout her life, from conception on.

Topics Include: 1st trimester •2nd trimester •3rd trimester •Ultrasound •learn in the womb •hear in womb •hears music •sees light •taste in womb •unborn baby •sucking thumb •mood  ©2014

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Big Belly Mom Hacks - Everyone may seem like an expert when it comes to your pregnancy. Friends, family, and even strangers may offer advice as you experience the changes that come with your pregnancy. Even when this advice comes from well-meaning friends and family, it is important to make sure it is GOOD advice. In this video, we will talk about how to overcome some of the more usual challenges and discomforts with some mom-tried and approved tips.

Topics Include: 2nd trimester •3rd trimester •hacks •clothes •stretchy pants •waistband extenders •DIY elastic waistbands •tops •DIY Tunic •belly bands •DIY belly band •bra extender •sports bra •secondhand clothes •nausea hacks •crackers •ginger •lemon •smoothie •DIY ginger syrup •headache hacks •tendon pain hacks •rest •decaf •yoga •meditation •water •massage •varicose veins hacks •weight •prop feet •swelling feet hacks •skincare hacks •stretch mark hacks •acne hacks •sleep hacks  ©2017

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Third Trimester Expectations - Pregnancy is a nine-month unique experience. Third Trimester Expectations completes the stories of Mariah and Tyler, Laila and Joseph, and Mikayla and Kyle as they enter their final trimester of pregnancy. You are invited to journey with them to end as they have their babies!

Topics Include: 3rd trimester •Mariah •Tyler •Laila •Joseph •Mikayla •Kyle •Worries •Symptoms •medical concerns •moods •worries  ©2020

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Labor Expectations - They did it! Couples Laila & Joseph, Mikayla & Kyle, and Mariah & Tyler each had their babies! I bet you can’t wait to see how it all turns out in this final video! Join these three couples as their pregnancies come an end and experience labor and delivery with them as they have their babies. ©2020
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Getting Ready-Nesting - It’s a mystery. Birds do it, hamsters do it, and other animals do it too, including humans. Nesting—is it an animalistic science-proven instinct or just a big belly felt eureka moment? Women in their last month or weeks of pregnancy are often spurred on by bursts of energy, sometimes at a frenzied pace, to get ready for a new baby. In this video, we will look at what nesting is and why it happens. Does it lead to labor or is it just an old wives’ tale? Before you get out your broom and mop, let’s examine some safe ways to get your nesting mojo on and when that mojo goes too far.

Topics Include: 3rd trimester •nesting •energized •cleaning •organizing •cautions •baby’s room •baby equipment •meals ahead •contact list •pack hospital bag •overnight bag •longer-term bag •car seat ©2018

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Preparing for a C-Section - When you were first pregnant, you may not have thought too much about the birth. After all, it felt like it was a hundred years away. But now as you near the end, you may have been told that you’re having a c-section, or maybe you’re just concerned that your delivery could turn into a c-section in the end. And you may be wondering, “What will it be like?” In this video, we talk about the things you can do to prepare for having a c-section that will make healing and caring for your baby easier. We’ll also talk about the procedure to help you understand what will happen on the big day!  ©2020
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Eye Contact Means Love - Eye contact is considerably more important to us throughout our lives than we may imagine. Even as infants, it is key to the process of establishing emotional bonds with family. This video explores the development that is supported and the bonding that is encouraged through the intentional use of up close eye-contact. ©2014
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Infant Temperament - The basic needs of most babies are all the same; but every baby has a unique temperament. This video looks at the different types of temperament and helps the viewer understand the natural differences that can be cherished in each child. ©2014
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The Importance of Bonding - The love bond between child and parent is the foundation upon which all discipline, relationships and self-esteem is based. This video instructs both on the importance of bonding and good practices to promote bonding between infants and mothers.  ©2014
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Infant Expectations - The first hours, days, and weeks with your newborn baby can be overwhelming. There is so much to learn and know! What will my baby look like? What is normal? What kind of behaviors can I expect? Should my baby really sleep so much? Why does my baby cry so much? Is it colic? What if there are complications? What is the right treatment? This video will help new mothers know what to expect with their newborn child and equip them to make the transition from pregnancy to parenting a newborn.

Topics Include: newborn •newborn •appearance •vernix •skin-to-skin •lanugo •rashes •blotches •white spots •umbilical cord •weak neck •holding baby •first day •awake •alert •vision •sleep •eat •latching •coming home •car seat •normal behaviors •sleeping •feeding •breathing •crying •colic •reflexes •sucking reflex •grasp reflex •first bowel movement •stool •jaundice •bilirubin •phototherapy •weight loss •dehydration •infection ©2016

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Infant Hygiene - Caring for an infant does not require vast amounts of training or an advanced degree. Caring for an infant simply requires a dedicated parent willing to respond to a child’s needs in appropriate ways. This video provides standard techniques of care that will help parents to provide for their infant’s day-to-day hygiene needs.

Topics Include: newborn •diapering •cloth diapers •disposable diapers •diaper rash •umbilical stump and diapering •bath basics •water temp •bath frequency •bath safety •clipping fingernails •clipping toenails •skin care •newborn skin •sunscreen •baby hair •cradle cap •umbilical care •umbilical stump •infection •circumcision care •non-circumcision care •penis care ©2016

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Simple Infant Care - Many less common but important topics of infant care are not often discussed, particularly from a researched and documented position. This video will provide mothers with information on a variety of less common subjects that are important to the well-being of their child. Some of these include how to hold a newborn, techniques for soothing a crying baby, bed sharing, burping, infant walkers, pacifiers, and more. Each section is based on research and professional recommendations by leading medical organizations. After watching this video, new parents will be able to make informed and study-based choices in each subject for the care of their newborn.

Topics Include: newborn •bed-sharing •co-sleeping •SIDS •sudden infant death syndrome •room-sharing •crying •crying checklist •crying spells •soothing •swaddling •skin-to-skin •pacifier •burping •spit up •vomiting •holding •supporting neck •infant carriers •check carrier •back carrier •car seat carriers •infant walkers •dressing infant  ©2016

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Caring for Yourself After Birth - Women are often taught to consider the needs of others before their own. After giving birth, it is critical for a woman to take good care of herself so that she is better equipped to care for her newborn. Things like postpartum healing, rest, nutrition, exercise, and how to handle the baby blues help her settle into her new role as a mom. This video will share tips on what to expect after giving birth, and how a postpartum woman can take great care of herself.

Topics Included : postpartum healing •vaginal discharge •postpartum contractions •sore muscles •hemorrhoids •breast leaking •breast engorgement •vaginal recovery •c-section recovery •caesarean recovery •rest •sleep •nutrition •constipation •postpartum exercise •Kegel exercises •emotions •PPD •postpartum depression •baby blues •returning to work ©2016

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Postpartum Depression - Pregnancy and birth are supposed to be a joyful time. The excitement of parenthood and a new baby, dreams of your sweet family, and those wonderful bonding moments. But all of this may lose some of its joy because of maternal depression and anxiety. This depression or anxiety can begin during pregnancy and worsen after birth. It can be as mild as the “baby blues” or as disabling as postpartum depression or anxiety. This video takes a look at the “baby blues,” postpartum depression, and the difference between them. We’ll also talk about what to do if you have postpartum depression and some helpful tips on how to function at home and how to improve your mood.

Topics Included: 3rd trimester •after birth•blues •sadness •weepiness •sleeping problems •PPD •postpartum depression •postpartum anxiety •PPD causes •PPD symptoms •PPD treatment •PPD psychosis •paranoia •hallucinations •harming baby ©2018

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Going it Alone - When looking at being a mother, many don’t understand the important pieces that need to work together to make a life with a young child. This DVD goes through the essential needs of every single mother including the 4 most important: Shelter, Income, Food, and Transportation. Each need is discussed and options are given as possible solutions. Then, the emotional needs of both the mother and the child are discussed and advice and help is given to encourage an emotionally healthy family. Finally, their intellectual needs are discussed with encouragement for continuing education and appropriate play for the child.

Topics Included: • 2nd trimester •3rd trimester •single parenting •basic needs •parenting alone •shelter •Income •work •assistance •food •WIC •transportation •budgeting •emotional needs •friendships •dating •dating dangers •baby’s emotional needs •discipline •schooling •GED •college •technical schools •online school •parenting classes •planning •goals ©2015

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At Risk Pregnancies - There is risk in everything we do in life, including starting a family. Most pregnancies progress just fine, but sometimes along the way, a complication can arise. It’s scary when this happens. In this video, we will look at the different medical conditions that can affect your pregnancy or your health, what to do if you experience concerning symptoms, what symptoms you should always see your medical provider about, and how to get through a complication. In the end, all we want is a healthy baby and a healthy YOU.

Topics Included: 2nd-trimester •3rd trimester •scary pregnancy news •asthma •diabetes •high blood pressure •STDs •depression •thyroid disease •gestational diabetes •placenta previa •preeclampsia  ©2018

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Smoking/Drinking/Drugs - From the time you find out you’re pregnant, you will want to give your baby the best start at life. However, unhealthy lifestyle choices and addictions can have a serious impact on the growth and development of your unborn baby. This impact can sometimes happen before you even know you’re pregnant. It’s hard to imagine how everything you put in your body - whether it’s inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through the skin - can affect her! Changing lifestyle habits and overcoming addictions is tough and takes strength, perseverance, and often outside help. This video will cover the effects of smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs during pregnancy. It will cover how these activities affect your developing baby, your pregnancy, and you. It will also cover some of the long-term, developmental issues your child may face from exposure to these harmful chemicals. This video will offer tips on how to successfully quit smoking, drinking, or using drugs, as well as when you should consider asking for help.

Topics Included: 1st trimester •2nd trimester •3rd trimester •smoking •alcohol use •drugs •addiction •risk to baby •SIDS •stillborn •premature birth •birth defects •lung damage •e-cigarettes •secondhand smoke •third-hand smoke •quitting •fetal alcohol spectrum disorder •FASD •fetal alcohol syndrome •FAS •OTC drugs •herbs •street drugs •marijuana •cocaine •methamphetamine •meth •heroin  ©2017

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Shaken Baby Syndrome - You’ve seen the stories in the news of babies who’ve been violently shaken and then died from their injuries. Most of us think, “Not me! I would never do that!” There are very few people who set out to hurt a baby. But when you are at your wits end, actions can become chaotic and extreme, and sadly, sometimes end with a baby being shaken violently. Learn the three things you need to do to protect your baby and yourself, and what to do if things go too far.

Topics Included: 3rd trimester •after birth •abusive head trauma •AHT •shaking a baby •crying •inconsolable crying •violent shake •soothing •caregivers •risks •death •disabilities  ©2019

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Simply Breastfeeding: Goals and Benefits - In this series you will learn the benefits that come with breastfeeding. You will learn helpful techniques used by a lot of moms to make feeding your baby so much easier. In this first lesson your goals for breastfeeding are discussed and what the professionals recommend. The benefits of breastfeeding are also covered, not just for your baby but for you as well.
(Third Part Content: My Baby Experts)  ©2020
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Simply Breastfeeding: Your Breast Milk - In this lesson you will learn about breastmilk and all the nutritional value it provides for your baby. This video also covers what to expect after giving birth and how to best bond with your baby while feeding them. Br> (THIRD PARTY CONTENT: My Baby Experts)  ©2020
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Simply Breastfeeding: Starting Right and a Good Latch - Lesson three in this series serves as a way to help mothers prepare for their first couple of days of breastfeeding. Techniques on how to get your baby to latch correctly are discussed.
(THIRD PARTY CONTENT: My Baby Experts)  ©2020
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Simply Breastfeeding: Positions & First Weeks - This video helps moms understand different breastfeeding positions to better help with feeding their baby. Handling common breastfeeding challenges in the first weeks after birth are covered as well.
(THIRD PARTY CONTENT: My Baby Experts)  ©2020
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Simply Breastfeeding: Your Milk Supply and You - This video gives a better understanding of how supply and demand work when it comes to breastfeeding and how a breastfeeding mother can do id she is experiencing problems.
(THIRD PARTY CONTENT: My Baby Experts)  ©2020
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Labor 101: Intro and Options - The goal of this series is to give you a better understanding of your choices at birth and to serve as an educational video on the birthing process. In the first section of the Labor 101 series you will learn about the possible options and techniques used to handle pain when giving birth as well as learning the benefits and risks that come with each choice.
(THIRD PARTY CONTENT: MyBirthClass)  ©2010
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Labor 101: Interventions & Labor - In this section you will learn how to be better prepared and informed on your birth so that there are little to no interventions needed during the labor and delivery process. Going into labor is also discussed and how your body prepares to deliver your baby.
(THIRD PARTY CONTENT: MyBirthClass)  ©2010
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Labor 101: Moving Through Labor - In the third section of the labor 101 series you will be taken through the process of going through labor and techniques that can help make it easier on you and your body. Indicators and expectations for each stage of labor are explained and some suggestions to ease the labor are given.
(THIRD PARTY CONTENT: MyBirthClass)  ©2010
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Labor 101: What to Expect - Mental, physical, and emotional preparation for birth are discussed in this section as well as techniques to help train your body for the physical demands of labor. The role of your birth coach is also discussed and what they can do to help you relax and stay calm throughout the process.
(THIRD PARTY CONTENT: MyBirthClass)  ©2010
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Labor 101: Infant Care - The last section of this series brings everything to a conclusion and touches on the last stage of labor that occurs after delivering your baby. The steps your baby goes through to get all cleaned up and cared for in preparation to go home are covered as well.
(THIRD PARTY CONTENT: MyBirthClass)  ©2010
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