Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome to Class

  • 2

    Last Weeks of Pregnancy

    • Pre-Labor Signs

    • If Your Water Breaks

    • Contractions

    • Preterm Labor

  • 3

    Planning a Cesarean Birth

    • Reasons for Cesarean

    • Cesarean by Request

    • Possible Risks

    • Preventing Premature Birth

    • Knowledge Check

  • 4

    Getting Ready

    • Emotional Preparation

    • Physical Preparation

    • Your Birth Partner

    • Using a Doula

    • Cesarean Birth Plan

    • Anesthesia Options

    • Regional Anesthesia

    • General Anesthesia

    • Knowledge Check

  • 5

    What to Expect

    • Preoperative Procedures

    • On “Birth” Day

    • The Operating Room

    • During Surgery

    • After Baby’s Birth

    • Recovery Room

    • Incision Site

    • Baby in Recovery

    • Skin-to-Skin Contact

    • Cesarean Birth Story

  • 6

    After the Birth

    • Postpartum Room

    • Pain Management

    • Urinary Catheter

    • Vaginal Bleeding (Lochia)

    • Fundal Massage

    • Incision Care

    • Eating & Drinking

    • Clearing Your Lungs

    • Moving Around

    • Gas Pains & Bowel Movement

    • Fluid & Swelling

  • 7

    Going Home

    • Showers & Baths

    • Pain Relief

    • The Trip Home

    • Room Sharing

    • Possible Complications

    • Emotional Changes

    • TOLAC/VBAC

    • Sources of Support

    • Looking Ahead

  • 8

    Toolkit

    • Cesarean Birth Toolkit