Preparing for Baby

Preparing for Baby

Head of the class

We want everyone in your family to be ready for your latest addition, so we offer several different classes to prepare not only mom and dad, but siblings too. Our class offerings include:

  • Childbirth (Lamaze)
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant CPR
  • Parenting
  • Babysitting
  • Big Brother Big Sister

If you’d like to know more about classes, feel free to read our class descriptions. These classes can be hugely helpful, so if you find one that fits with your schedule, register online today!

Finding your way

On the big day, you’re going to have bigger things to worry about than how to get to where you need to be. Plan ahead by doing the following:

Ahead of the curve

Pre-register for your hospital stay and spend your time and energy on bringing your baby into the world, not on admission forms.

Pregnant Birthways mom laughing

"I had my son in Birthways. I have to say,
my experience was wonderful.
The nurses were great and were always
there if we needed anything or
had any questions."
- Jana, Birthways mom

Now what?

Now that you’re expecting, you may be wondering what to do next and when. We’ve put together a checklist, organized by trimester that will help you along the way.

One kick, two kicks

Around 28 weeks, it’s recommended that you pick a time each day to count 10 kicks. Count all the twists, jabs, pokes and flicks. If it takes more than two hours for your baby to kick you 10 times, don’t be alarmed, but do let your doctor know. Check out our article on kick counting for more information.

Grow baby grow

The transformation from a tiny fertilized egg to a fully formed baby is nothing short of a miracle. You may be wondering how exactly your baby develops, so we’ve created a list of major milestones that your baby will reach, along with the approximate time they will happen.

Some quick calculations

Want to figure out your baby’s estimated time of arrival? Curious about how much weight you could gain during your pregnancy? Check out our Pregnancy Health Calculators and learn all that and more!

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