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4- Week-Summa

First time parents can prepare for the physical and psychological experiences of labor, birth and postpartum. Topics include: how to prepare for birth and delivery; natural vs. epidural assisted labor; hospital procedures; Cesarean delivery; relaxation and breathing techniques; comfort measures for labor, and postpartum. Please bring two pillows and a blanket to all classes. Healthy snacks available for purchase. A tour of the maternity unit is included in these class sessions.

The breastfeeding class is free if you attend this class.

We recommend you take this class six to ten weeks prior to your due date.

Childbirth Preparation Series
4-Week Class Overview

Week 1
Introductions
What is Prepared Childbirth?
Anatomy of Pregnancy
Preterm Labor
Warning Signs
Signs of Labor
Stages of Labor
Early Labor
Admission to the Hospital
Active Labor
Back Labor
Pain Theories
Relaxation Techniques
Slow Chest Breathing

Week 2
Transition, Pushing and Birth
Birth DVD
Medical Interventions: Anesthesia & Analgesics
Comfort Measures
Paced Breathing
Positions of Labor

Week 3
Cesarean Birth
Postpartum Experience
Patterned Breathing
Labor Rehearsal: Review Comfort Measures, Positions, & Breathing

Week 4
Tour of Hospital


Cancellation Policy
All registrations are subject to the following policy:

Please notify us at least one business days prior to the course regarding schedule changes A $10 processing fee will be incurred for cancellations made less than one business days prior to class and will be deducted from any refund amount due
Failure to attend the class will forfeit the class fee.

To discuss schedule changes, call 1-800-23Summa (1-800-237-8662) Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm.

Please Note: If the minimum class size requirement is not met, you may be contacted regarding a cancellation or to reschedule.
 
Once you have made your selection, Click on the 'View Cart' link at the top of the page to Checkout. If you would prefer to sign up by phone, please contact us at 1-800-23SUMMA (1-800-237-8662)

Location: 1077 Gorge Blvd.
CSC-B2-Conference Room-201
Akron, OH 44310

 
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Register Section Name Location Date Time Instructor Open Slots
  Childbirth class  1077 Gorge Blvd.
CSC-B2-Conference Room-201
Akron, OH 44310
09/21/2015 - 09/21/2015  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Mary Ann Craig 
  Childbirth class  1077 Gorge Blvd.
CSC-B2-Conference Room-201
Akron, OH 44310
10/19/2015 - 10/19/2015  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Mary Ann Craig 
  Childbirth class  1077 Gorge Blvd.
CSC-B2-Conference Room-201
Akron, OH 44310
10/20/2015 - 10/20/2015  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Mary Ann Craig 
  Childbirth class  1077 Gorge Blvd.
CSC-B2-Conference Room-201
Akron, OH 44310
11/16/2015 - 11/16/2015  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Mary Ann Craig 
  Childbirth class  1077 Gorge Blvd.
CSC-B2-Conference Room-201
Akron, OH 44310
11/17/2015 - 11/17/2015  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Mary Ann Craig 
  Childbirth class  1077 Gorge Blvd.
CSC-B2-Conference Room-201
Akron, OH 44310
12/07/2015 - 12/07/2015  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Mary Ann Craig 
  Childbirth class  1077 Gorge Blvd.
CSC-B2-Conference Room-201
Akron, OH 44310
12/08/2015 - 12/08/2015  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  Mary Ann Craig