Preparing for Parenthood


Daily Life in Pregnancy:

Day 1:

  • Pregnancy and Hormonal Changes, Minor Disorders of Pregnancy.
  • Diet, Personal Hygiene and Clothing.
  • Morning Sickness.
  • Physiological Changes in Pregnancy (breast changes).
  • Preparing for the birth experience, Forceps, Caesarian section and Normal vaginal delivery (video material is available).
  • Admission Procedure to delivery room.
  • Issues related to content.
  • Emergency cases .
  • Patients rights and responsibilities.
  • Visit to delivery room.

Day 2:

  • Positions for labor, relaxation and breathing techniques (video material is available).
  • Communicating with your baby.
  • Bathing a baby (video material is available).
  • Care of new born baby.
  • Breastfeeding, positioning and attachment (video material is available).
  • Dealing with breastfeeding problem.
  • Artificial baby milks, risks of formula (power point presentation is available).
  • The importance of breast milk.
  • Storage of breast milk (video material is available).
  • Breast pump and hand expression of breast milk (video material is available).

Day 3:

Questions for expectants mothers:

  • What is my attitude towards birth.
  • What do I need to know about the process of labor, physically, emotionally and practically?.
  • What awareness do I have of my own bodies’ ability to give birth?.
  • Who what may help me at this time?.
  • How do I Cope?.
  • What do I have to bring to hospital for me and for my baby? (video material is available).
  • Safe co-sleeping with your baby and how to prevent sids (video material is available).

Day 4:

  • Post partum care.
  • Wound care after caesarian section and episiotomy.
  • Care of the breasts (engorged breasts and cracked nipples).
  • Advice about baby feeding, cup feeding etc; (video material available).
  • Sterilization of feeding bottles and preparation of artificial milk (for non breast feeding mother only).
  • Dealing with baby skin rashes, sore buttocks, etc.
  • Vaccination and neonatal screening.
  • Oral thrush and treatment for the baby.
  • Cord care and eye care for the baby.
  • How to deal with a fussy and colicky baby.

References:

Breast feeding atlas fourth edition Wilson-Clay and Hoover
Myself textbook for midwives twelfth edition edited by V. Ruth Benett & Linda K. Brown.

Prepared by:

Karine Poghosyan
Medical Director Coordinator.

Note:

Parent craft classes on going every Wednesday at 5pm – 5th Flr. Auditorium Khalifa St. Branch.
For more details please contact Ms. Karine Poghosyan at telephone: +9712 6139806.