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Psychological Preparation for Childbirth

The prenatal care department of GC-IVF offers a program of psychological preparation for childbirth. It includes regular classes 2.5 hours long each. Every class consists of a lecture and physical exercises (yoga for pregnant women and relaxation).

The complete course of lectures includes the following topics:

  • precursors to labor;
  • labor scenarios (art-therapy);
  • breathing in labor;
  • labor: three stages of contractions;
  • labors of childbirth (practice, imitation of labors);
  • massage during the labor (a class for the pregnant woman and her partner).

How to assist the woman in labor and make the process easier:

  • practical skills;
  • newborn care;
  • breast feeding;
  • the first month of the new baby’s life (a letter to your baby);
  • the first year of the new baby’s life.