Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting are tasks that every new parent can find daunting. While the idea of becoming a parent for the first time can be exhilarating, it can also be a little terrifying! However, fear does not have to characterize this season of preparing for your baby. Participating in prenatal education classes as well as parental classes are logical steps that any woman or couple can take to become better informed (and more excited!) about what this beautiful, new adventure entails.
Here at Heart to Heart we highly encourage our clients to participate in prenatal and parenting education classes. Our classes provide accurate, honest, and encouraging information to help you know what to expect during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and to help you and your partner prepare for the adjustment to life with a newborn. According to a recent study, another benefit to coming to prenatal education classes is that women who participated in childbirth classes may be more likely to have a vaginal birth instead of a C-section. Which in turn, can reduce the length of your hospital stay, lower your risk to infection, and quicken your recovery.
Heart to Heart provides a wide variety of free classes through our Earn While You Learn program that can help you understand more about pregnancy, birth, and parenting. We provide pregnancy classes, labor and delivery classes, breastfeeding classes, and parenting classes. Our classes help prepare you for what to expect during all three trimesters, how to provide the best prenatal care for you and your baby, and how to care for your baby after giving birth.
Pregnancy and motherhood is a beautiful journey that we at Heart to Heart would love to equip and empower you for! Interested in starting a class? Stop in our office or give us a call at 307-745-3444 to meet with our Earn While You Learn instructor and see what classes we offer!
(Study referenced: Afshar, Y., Wang, E., Mei, J., Pisarska, M., & Gregory, K. (2016). 279: Higher odds of vaginal deliveries in women who have attended childbirth education class or have a birth plan. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 214(1). doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2015.10.318 )
Our Earn While You Learn classes cover a variety of topics. From prenatal education to parenting skills, Earn While You Learn is designed to progress with you through your pregnancy.
Did you know that you begin to bond with your baby before it is even born?
Ever wondered how your baby is developing during different stages of your pregnancy?
Do you have any questions or concerns about the labor and delivery process?
Have you ever had basic training in infant CPR?
What about parenting? Do you feel equipped with skills to handle a strong-willed child?
If any of these questions resonated with you, please check out our Earn While You Learn classes! Having a baby, whether it's your first or your seventh, is a life-changing experience. Our hope is to equip and empower you during your pregnancy so that you have a full set of newly-sharpened skills in your 'parenting toolbox.'
In addition to the skills you'll learn, you can also earn points each class to redeem for items your baby will need. Our clients can earn points toward a new car seat, diapers, baby wipes, baby clothes, bottles, pacifiers, baby shampoo, and baby lotion. All of these items are new and free to our clients who redeem their Earn While You Learn points!
Having a baby is a life-changing experience. Our classes can help equip you and prepare you for this new season. We want to help take the uncertainty and stress out of this pregnancy, and to come alongside you and support you every step of the way! In future posts, we'll continue to explore different class topics and some of the introductory information in our curriculum. Stay tuned!
Heart to Heart
We are a Christian, non-profit counseling and medical pregnancy resource center that is committed to providing excellent care.