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March 14, 2022, 03:18 EDT

Chapter 9: Client Education Course Contents

Preparation for Childbirth (S9442)

 

  • Breastfeeding
  • Car safety during pregnancy (safety belts, air bags)
  • Signs and Symptoms of pre-term labor
  • Anatomy and physiology of reproduction
  • Fetal development
  • Physical changes during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Emotional changes during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Teratogens/smoking/alcohol
  • Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications
  • Maternal nutrition
  • Coping mechanisms/comfort measures (exercises relaxation and breathing)
  • Prenatal diagnostic procedures, screening, medical interventions
  • Common abnormalities during pregnancy and labor
  • Medical procedures during labor
  • Obstetrical anesthesia/analgesia
  • Newborn characteristics
  • Infant nutrition
  • Birthing options
  • Consumer advocacy/rights of clients
  • Family-centered care
  • History/philosophy of childbirth education/prepared childbirth
  • Birth control options following delivery

 

 

Preparation for Parenting (S9446)

 

  • Breastfeeding
  • Tobacco Dependence
  • Growth and development
    • Physical
    • Mental/cognitive/personality
    • Developmental tasks (child, parents, siblings)
    • Infant stimulation needs
  • Health and nutrition
    • Age-related nutrition
    • Preventive health care
    • Immunizations
    • Common illnesses
  • Safety
    • Home (include toy safety)
    • Car, car seat
  • Lead safety
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Safe Sleeping
  • Safe Bathing Practices
  • Behavior/discipline
    • Temperament
    • Parental coping skills
    • Non-physical means of discipline
    • Consistency in discipline
  • Support
    • Emotional needs/support systems
    • Resources (readings, groups)