Childbirth education helps you and your partner have a happier and healthier pregnancy and delivery. While some people are at first reluctant to attend childbirth classes, most find that they enjoy these classes a great deal.
Multiple organizations offer a wide variety of courses, including classes for those who know that they are having a Cesarean. We strongly urge all patients to attend one or more of these courses. Please sign up early, because these classes are very popular and fill up quickly.
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Many women need some form of pain relief during labor and delivery, especially with the first baby. Childbirth education training allows you to minimize the amount of medication that you require, but often it is necessary to use some medication. If used judiciously, most forms of anesthesia are safe for you and your baby.
If you need only a little help during labor, we recommend small doses of Nubain, which is a narcotic. If you need more relief, we often recommend an epidural block.
We do not use “twilight sleep” anesthesia and almost never use general anesthesia for vaginal delivery.
If you deliver your baby by cesarean section, we prefer epidural or spinal anesthesia. In emergencies and with certain complications of pregnancy, general anesthesia may be preferable.
Electronic Fetal Monitors
We believe that electronic fetal monitors are helpful in ensuring an optimal outcome of labor, especially in high-risk pregnancies. Many couples find that the monitor is reassuring, and some use it to assist them with their Lamaze breathing techniques.
Depending on the patient, internal or external monitors may be used.