Child Birth Preparation
The Family Birth Place serving the West Bank of New Orleans
There is a lot to learn as you prepare for the birth of your child. This is an event unlike any other and it is important that you have some idea of what to expect in order to create your birth plan. At West Jefferson Medical Center we offer several classes to help expectant parents get ready for the big day.
Take a course with a trusted medical provider
You should learn as much as you can about labor and delivery, but you should be aware of where you are getting the information from. Much of the information found online is contradictory and misleading. It can quickly become overwhelming trying to keep information straight and determine what’s trustworthy. This is why it is recommended you take a course with a reputable medical center near you where you can have your questions answered directly by a knowledgeable professional.
Some important things to learn as you prepare for your delivery:
- How to time your contractions
- Pain management during labor
- Breastfeeding basics
- The warning signs of labor
- What to expect during the labor
- When a C-section might be required
- What to expect after the birth
- Symptoms of postpartum depression
- Taking your baby home
For more information on The Family Birth Place at West Jefferson Medical Center, call us at 504.349.6200.