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Written by Claudia Krusch and originally published in Trendy Latina
I recently had a chance to interview Jessica Pizarro, who is an obstetrical nurse, and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to ask some questions concerning mothers-to-be attending maternity classes.
Jessica serves patients as part of the mother/baby team (labor, delivery and postpartum) at Inspira Medical Center Woodbury.
The center will move to the new Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill, opening late this year.
She holds certifications in advanced life support and neonatal resuscitation as well as childbirth education. She’s just perfect to answer all the questions I had in mind!
Here they are:
Most of the moms have never been hospitalized. So they will get a lot of information, so they know what to expect as far as:
It also gives them information on some of the policies of the hospital:
Other reasons to take a class and maternity tour:
In the second trimester, probably around 25 -32 weeks, but we had people at 39 weeks as well!
Different relaxation techniques: breathing, progressive relaxation, meditation
Pain management options.
Different techniques and interventions that doctors and midwives may use during labor and delivery, including wireless monitoring, or using a yoga ball for positioning.
They talk about C-Sections because the goal is to have a healthy mom and healthy baby. What happens in the OR, recovery process which is different and they also show a short video as well.
Additionally, the class includes a Tour of the unit to make them more comfortable.
Saturdays (1-day class) 9 AM-3PM
Series: Tuesday nights (3 weeks) from 7-9 PM
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