Happy Mother With Newborn BabyExperienced Expectations provides a detailed and comprehensive birth preparation for all parents-to-be who are planning a hospital birth.  We offer full series classes for first time parents (or those who desire in depth review), as well as private refresher classes for those who have had a baby before.  A wide range of birthing techniques and topics are covered in the classes in order that each couple can make informed decisions regarding their own personal birth experience.  A sampling of the various topics include:

  • Physical Changes in PregnancySleeping baby close up
  • Pregnancy Discomforts and Solutions to Lessen Them
  • How to Utilize a Birth Preference Form and your Labor Team
  • Preterm Labor
  • Physical and Emotional Journey of Labor
  • Labor Stages:  Dilation, Pushing and Delivery.
  • When to go to the Hospital and What to Bring
  • Relaxation, Imagery, Massage & Breathing Techniques
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Natural & Medicated Pain Relief Methods
  • Various Labor and Delivery Positions
  • Various Labor Tools such as a Birthing Ball, Squatting Bar, etc.
  • A variety of Birthing Techniques
  • Helpful Ideas for your Labor Coach
  • Inductions, Cesareans, and Assisted Vaginal Deliveries.

All classes (excluding the refresher class) include a tour of Rockingham Memorial Hospital’s beautiful, new and up-to-date Family Birthplace, including: Labor and Delivery, Postpartum and an overview of the Newborn Nursery.

The Monday evening full series also offers a 30 minute open Q&A time with an Obstetric Physician, Certified Nurse Midwife or Pediatrician regarding any question or topic of discussion the class desires to discuss.  This Q&A time is omitted during the weekend series.


Used with permission “Captured Memories” 2011