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What are Lamaze classes?
Lamaze classes are offered for pregnant women and focus on the Lamaze method of giving birth. The Lamaze method concentrates on natural childbirth and believes that the body will naturally adopt to the pain if the mother remains calm once labor begins and controls her breathing. Therefore, Lamaze classes help teach women how to breathe through their contractions, how to recognize the early signs of labor, and teaches ways to help manage the pain and stress during childbirth.

What is the difference between a doula and a midwife?
There is no real difference. A doula is another name for a midwife. Many women elect to use a doula during birth because the doula will stay in the room during the entire labor process, while a medical doctor will only come in once active labor starts. A wise midwife can help guide a new mother through the contractions and relieve her pain. While home births are not as popular as they once were, many mothers are choosing to give birth to their babies at home using a midwife.

What pain medicines are used during childbirth?
For many new mothers, the prospect of giving birth for the first time fills them with joy, but also with a sense of nervousness. After all, labor is painful. There are many types of pain medication that can be given during childbirth, most inserted through the IV. However, the epidural, which numbs everything below the hips, is the most common pain medication. This pain medication is injected into the spinal fluid to help stave off the worst pains from contractions during labor.

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Multiple Blessings Childbirth Services
5450 Rowley Rd Apt 214, San Antonio, TX 78240
Offering home birth or birth center birth by licensed midwife. We also offer doula services and childbirth education classes. Our midwives are dedicated to ensuring your birth goes as naturally as planned.
(210) 744-7734
Bellies, Birth & Babies
Waterfall Dr, Killeen, TX 76549
Independent Childbirth classes covering all topics, supported by evidence-based practices. Custom group and private classes available. Information includes a variety of relaxation tools.
(719) 964-9028
The Pregnancy Resource Center
704 Jefferson St, Kerrville, TX 78028
(830) 257-2166
Alpha-Omega Life Center
704 Jefferson St, Kerrville, TX 78028
(830) 257-2166
Mommy Belly Wrap
731 Lost Cyn, San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 373-5238
Healing Hands Massage Doula Services
7272 Wurzbach Rd Ste 101, San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 854-3808
Pregnancy Care Center
7210 Louis Pasteur Dr Ste 100, San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 614-4124
A Choice for Women Center
154 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 733-5649
Methodist Healthcare-Firststeps Childbirth Classes
San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 575-0355
Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth
San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 854-5885
Childbearing Years Inc The
303 N Lake Hills Dr, Austin, TX 78733
(512) 263-5588
A Choice for Women Center
102 Marshall St, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 224-7077
A Woman's Choice Quality Health Center
920 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 222-0351
Baptist Health System Pregnancy Testing Center
7121 W Us Highway 90 Ste 180, San Antonio, TX 78227
(210) 673-6748
Methodist Family Health Center
1533 Austin Hwy Ste 105, San Antonio, TX 78218
(210) 679-2622

Pregnant women and their significant others often take childbirth classes to learn about the birthing process and ways to relax throughout. Some women hire midwives to help with pregnancy and childbirth. Midwives are professionals trained in taking care of a woman during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Midwives are usually women, and typically operate outside of traditional hospital settings. Pregnant women who use midwives want extra support to help them deliver the baby naturally and in a calm environment without medical intervention if possible. Other expectant mothers simply take a certified childbirth education class in their third trimester to prepare them for labor and delivery. Some classes are ongoing and last about six to eight weeks, while other classes take place in one day over several hours. Childbirth education classes are taught by certified professionals with training in childbirth and coaching. They can provide support and assistance with the various relaxation and breathing techniques employed during labor. Your childbirth professional or specialist can also provide personal information on their own pregnancies to help moms in their classes relate to the event. Childbirth education teachers may show instruction videos of mothers delivering babies, whether vaginally or via cesarean, natural or medicated. The teacher or specialist may also show expecting mothers breastfeeding techniques. Pregnant mothers will also get advice on the latest medications and drugs available during labor. To find a childbirth education class or service, ask your doctor for more information. He or she should be able to give you contact information so you can set up your class service schedule. Look online to find parenting tips, natural birthing tips, association information, instruction classes in your area, free DVD or video samples, childbirth education license information, outreach programs, preparation tips, postpartum and prenatal advice, parenting resources, expert advice, and maternal supplies.
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