In Postpartum 101 we will discuss what the first six weeks home with a new infant really looks like. The realities of breast feeding, babies sleep and weight patterns, and what to expect in the coming weeks with your new baby. We will break down stereotypes and bridge the gap between preconceived ideals of what
This two hour classes is all about breastfeeding. Certified Nurse Midwives will go over breastfeeding techniques and guides on how to tell if baby is getting enough nutrition through breast milk. You will learn the developmental process of your new babies digestive process and how diet can affect breast feeding for both mom and baby.
The second part of our two part Nutrition series, Nutrition 202, is a class for women pregnant 20 weeks through breast feeding. We will discuss normal weight gain and where that weight goes towards benefiting baby and mom, as well as how your body prepares to feed baby postpartum and what to expect in terms
Supporting the support person is a class just for the primary support person. We will go over importance of the roll of a support person during the moments leading up to labor, throughout labor, and after labor. We will discuss how to interpret cues from mom both verbal and nonverbal during labor and begin an
This first course of our reoccurring nutrition education series, Nutrition 101, is geared towards expecting moms from preconception through their first 20 weeks of pregnancy. In this 2 hour long class we will discuss healthy eating habits, safe exercise routines and the vitamins that are necessary and safe to take during your pregnancy. This is
Learn and practice birthing poses, breathing techniques, and relaxation techniques taught by Certified Nurse Midwives in this two hour long birthing class. This class is a quick overview of the birthing process step by step and is an elected refreshment course in tandem with for our Physiological Child Birth Class series. In this class we
A government report released last week is recommending birth centers as a way to reduce maternal morbidity in the United States. Most significantly, the study found 26% fewer preterm births for women receiving midwifery care in freestanding birth centers when compared with traditional hospital-based care. This means that centers like Empowered Pregnancy are uniquely positioned
The placenta is a confounding element of labor and delivery. Giving birth to a brand new entire person is largely hailed as the single most challenging and unifying event humans undertake. This monumental feat comes after growing this would-be human INSIDE of you, which – let’s be honest – is pretty bananas. So after 40ish weeks of
It can be exhausting to drudge through all the information regarding recommended healthcare. The internet tells you one thing but your mom told you something different and now you don’t know who to believe.
There is a veritable cornucopia of ways and places women choose to give birth. Some of these are best supported by a hospital setting, while others are more appropriate for a birth center and still others best suited to birthing at home.
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Empowered Pregnancy Women’s Wellness & Birth Center | Kirkland, WA | Tel: 425-549-3444