This four-week virtual Childbirth Education Course is designed to help build confidence in new and expectant mothers and answer any questions they may have about the childbirth experience. All materials are available online and include links to hospital resources and videos that can be accessed from any device. As part of this course, those registered will be invited to attend live video sessions with Lee Ann Romeo, RNC, CCE, CLC, for more in-depth instruction and discussion.

Jamie Rudash, BSN, RN, CLC, childbirth educator and lactation counselor at UHC

Jamie Rudash, BSN, RN, CLC, has worked in labor and delivery for over 17 years and is now the Childbirth Educator and Lactation Counselor at United Hospital Center. Her goal is to teach evidence-based childbirth education, including the Lamaze Six Healthy Birth Practices. Jamie's Bio

In 2019, United Hospital Center (UHC) received international recognition as a designated Baby-Friendly Hospital by Baby-Friendly USA Inc. Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is the authority for the implementation and a universal program, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Cost: $25

Topics Covered:

Video 1 - Anatomy of Pregnancy
  • Discomforts of Pregnancy at 37 Weeks
  • Nutrition
  • Hazards to Avoid
  • Warning Signs
  • Twins
  • Bedrest
  • High-Risk Pregnancy

Video 2 - Understanding Labor
  • Labor Pain
  • The 4 P’s of Labor
  • Signs of Prelabor
  • Onset of Labor
  • Arriving at UHC
  • Stages of Labor

Video 3 - Understanding Comfort Techniques
  • Support Team
  • Relaxation
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Labor/Pushing Positions
  • Back/Long Labor
  • Companions

Video 4, Part 1 - Understanding Medical Procedures
  • Reasons for a C-section
  • C-section Anesthesia
  • C-section Surgery
  • C-section Recovery
Video 4, Part 2 - Understanding Newborns
  • Newborn Procedures
  • Newborn Appearance
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Baby's First Feeding
  • Bathing Your Newborn
  • Safe Sleep Practices
Video 4, Part 3 - Understanding Postpartum
  • Physical Changes
  • Emotions
  • Lifestyle Changes and Tips

Register for this Class!