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A to Z with OMG!

Maddie

Karishma, you were great & kept the class interesting and comfortable the whole time. Thank you for being our teacher. We left & immediately wanted to hire a doula. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!"

This is a 4 hour marathon class where we will go over all things labor and delivery at Hinsdale Hospital with the midwives of OMG. 

Here is an outline of the topics we will cover:

  • Physical changes through pregnancy

  • Physical changes to prepare for childbirth

  • Dilation, effacement & station

  • Exercise to prepare for labor and delivery

  • Natural ways to be ready for labor

  • The Miles Circuit

  • Membrane sweep

  • Signs of pre-labor and labor

  • Natural ways to speed up labor

  • SROM, PROM, PPROM, AROM

  • Amniotic fluid and meconium

  • Stages of labor

  • Positions for labor and pushing

  • Comfort measures & relaxation techniques

    • Counter-pressure and the double hip squeeze

    • The TENS unit

    • Hydrotherapy

    • Breathing techniques

    • Focal point

    • Positive birth affirmations

    • Heat, cold, labor comb

    • Movement

    • Progressive relaxation

    • What can the partner do

    • Doulas

  • Pain management

  • Labor Day

    • What to expect when you go to the hospital

    • IV and saline lock

    • Fetal & contraction monitoring

    • Vaginal exams

  • Variations of labor & delivery

    • Induction methods

    • Augmentation

    • GBS

    • Episiotomy

    • Instrumental delivery

    • Cesarean birth

  • Obstacles during labor & delivery

    • Shoulder dystocia

    • Fetal malpresentation

    • Umbilical cord variations

    • Arrest of dilation and prolonged pushing

    • Fetal distress

  • Postpartum

    • What to expect immediately after birth

    • Golden hour postpartum

    • Delayed cord clamping

    • Vaginal repairs

    • L&D to Mother-Baby

    • Newborn procedures

    • Postpartum hemorrhage

    • Postpartum Pitocin

    • Fundal Massage

    • Retained placenta

    • Breastfeeding and formula feeding

    • Postpartum Depression

    • Placenta Encapsulation

  • Preparing for the big day!

    • OMG's standard practices

    • Informed consent

    • Creating a birth plan

    • Visitors at your birth

    • Instructions for labor

    • Suggested packing lists

    • Postpartum checklist

    • Links & Resources

As you can see, we will cover a wide array of topics. My goal for this class is to prepare you for the fun adventure of labor and delivery!

The class cost does also include a 30-minute birth plan phone or zoom call with me. We can work together to arrange a day and time that works best for you and your partner. 

To reserve your spot, please fill out the form below. You will receive payment instructions via email. Payment is due before the class.  

The in-person class will be taught at the OMG office in Hinsdale. Space is limited so please register soon to secure your spot!

In-person at the Hinsdale office!

REGISTER FOR A CLASS


In-person Class - $90 per couple



If the class you are interested in is full or if the dates don't work for you, please feel free to email me at douladaarji@gmail.com to discuss additional dates. 

Thanks for registering! Please look out for an email from me to confirm your registration and an invoice.

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