Best Start offers Nutritional Counseling Services, and Psychosocial Counseling Service
Best Start offers Birth Preparation Classes to encourage normal, natural birth particularly at Best Start. Women and their partners learn exercise, relaxation, information and emotional preparation for birth. The class is comprehensive class covering preganancy, labor and birth, breastfeeding, and the newborn. The focus is to help you find the techniques most useful for you for birth and a smooth transition to early parenting.
Instructors Donna and Trisha will provide you with a complete understanding of the labor process and how to cope effectively. Classes are a series of seven weeks held on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings: 6:30-8:45 PM, (check calendar on website for exact dates and times.) To register: Call Trisha Olow 619-347-0579 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Register for classes around 26-28 weeks. Check the *Calendar* for upcoming classes. This class is covered by MediCal and Tricare for mothers receiving care at Best Start.
Birthing From Within® Childbirth preparation classes offer a unique balance between vital information and self-discovery. The Birthing From Within® mentor facilitates and holds space for mothers and their partners to discover and follow their individual and joint journey through pregnancy, labor, birth, and into parenthood. Birthing From Within® classes are very dynamic. Parents can expect to learn several pain-coping practices, labor and birth positions, how to get information and make decisions, as well as recognize and understand their assumptions, motivations, hopes, and fears through art, discussion and role-play.
Typical topics covered in childbirth education classes include:
- Normal labor, birth and early postpartum
- Positioning for labor and birth
- Pain management techniques
- Labor support
- Communication skills
- Comfort measures (breathing strategies, relaxation and massage techniques)
- Risks and benefits of medical procedures
- Healthy lifestyles