There are about 4 main styles of Childbirth Classes. Check out the resources and find what style best fits with you. Childbirth Classes are highly recommended for all first time moms and clients having their first natural birth.
Listed below are great resources for education and support. The best time to start learning is during your pregnancy.
La Leche League: https://lllutah.org/
Offers free peer supported groups and breastfeeding support with trained educators.
Kelly Mom: https://kellymom.com/
This website is a fantastic resource for all things Breast/Chest Feeding and all the things that may come up along the way.
Standard University: https://med.stanford.edu/newborns/professional-education/breastfeeding.html
Stanford University offers amazing videos to start feeding off right. I recommend watching all the videos especially
Feeding in the First Hour
Preparing for Successful Feeding
Doulas are labor support people who specialize in education, comfort measures, and support during labor. Benefits: "A doula is a trained companion who is not a healthcare professional and who supports another individual through a significant health-related experience, such as childbirth, miscarriage, induced abortion or stillbirth, or non-reproductive experiences such as dying." (Wickedepia) Having a Doula present at the birth decreases interventions, inductions, cesarean's, and overall leads to a more positive birth experience for the birther and their family.
Davis County Doulas: https://www.daviscountydoulas.com/
Water Birth is called "Mother Natures Natural Epidural" The use of water in labor decreases stress hormones, increases endorphins. Thus providing relief and support for the laboring person.
Learn the benefits of Water Birth:
Prenatal Depression and Anxiety
Parental Depression and Anxiety can look different for everyone. Please contact a provider if you experience any of the following feelings or symptoms:
Sadness that lasts beyond 3 weeks after birth
Experience more sad days than happy days
Feel like nothing helps you feel better
Things that you use to enjoy no longer make you happy
Have racing thoughts
Notice that things have to be in a certain order to feel relaxed.
Have thoughts of hurting your or your baby
Information and resources about Prenatal and Postpartum Anxiety and Depression. https://www.psiutah.org/
Additional information from their website:
We welcome all races, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations and genders.
PSI UT values diversity and is a place of inclusion.
We believe that Mom’s Mental Health Matters!
If you or someone you care about is in crisis
please call HMHI crisis line @ (801) 587-3000
or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @ 1-800-273-8255
Experts are available to help!
For more information on local and national resources for pregnancy and postpartum mental health call the PSI Helpline at 1-800-944-4773, text 503-894-9453, or visit www.postpartum.net