Sunday, January 25, 2015

Childbirth Class by Rome Kanapi: Day 4

Today's 4th of 6 sessions with Ms. Rome! :)  So, what did we learn today?

6 Ways to Progress in Birth

1. Cervix softens or ripens
2. Cervix moves forward from posterior to anterior
3. Cervix thins / effaces 100%
4. Cervix opens / dilates from 0 to 10cm
5. Baby's head must rotate and mold to fit through the pelvis
6. Baby descends in the pelvis by station; from -5 to +5

Image from Pinterest

We were also taught the breathing patterns for the first stage of the birth process, the modified Valsava Method, gentle exhale pushing, and how to resist pushing when it's not yet time to push.  We practiced pushing, even the boys! :) Different positions during delivery were also demonstrated, and I think I'd have to go with the one sitting down (as if you're just pooping).  This way, it's more natural and easier for the baby, thanks to gravity.

A film about the birthing process was also supposed to be shown in class, but the DVD player acted up so it didn't push through.  Whew!  I have a week to prepare my nerves for the sight of a baby actually exiting a vajayjay.  Hehe.  I wasn't sure I wanted to see it (and still am not, I think).

There were many other little things taught today, but I'd rather not go through all of them here. But of course I won't skip the bit about the surprise waiting for us before the class ended.  The guys from Pigeon were there to demo their products, and there were freebies --- a feeding bottle and disposable breast pads! :) Yaay!

Here they were demonstrating how the silent electric pump works. :)
Notice the big, fake boobie? =D
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Fours down, two more sessions to go! :)


#BellyBlessed,


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