Preterm Labor Education
We have developed a preterm labor awareness class to provide new mothers with the opportunity to learn about early signs and symptoms of preterm labor. We take this very seriously because over the last decade the average rate for premature birth in the US has increased dramatically. The reason we created this program was to educate women so they are aware of the warning signs of preterm labor. We intend to provide educational resources to as many women we can reach with this precious information not only to those women who are at high risk for preterm labor but to every pregnant woman. Any pregnant woman may have a risk for preterm contractions, which may put her at a higher risk for premature birth. By the time a woman is about 18-20 weeks she should consider having holistic prenatal visits with a midwife and start doing some preparation classes to learn about preterm labor signs and symptoms. Preterm birth is defined as: any delivery that occurs prior to the 37th week of pregnancy. The earlier that you educate yourself the better prepared you will be for any complication that arises.
Antepartum Physical Support program
Based on your individual situation, if you find yourself confined to bed, either in the home or hospital, we can assist you to obtain your best pregnancy outcome and provide you with physical support exercises that will optimize your pregnancy and post partum recovery. With the assistance of your healthcare team and our physical support program that is specifically designed for maternal health, we can attempt to optimize your physical and emotional health. We will provide and assist you to use a series of exercises that are specifically developed and researched for strength and endurance as well as other added benefits. We can provide positioning opportunities during pregnancy for patients with a high-risk pregnancy and those on reduced activity/modified bed rest.