This 9-part series, led by clinical childbirth experts, provides in-depth information for new parents on all stages of the childbirth journey— from contractions and stages of labor to breastfeeding and check-ups.
Our childbirth experts
With over 17 years of experience, Heidi is a registered nurse who has worked in pediatric inpatient and outpatient care, pediatric primary care, childbirth education and population health. She spent four years with Childbirth Education Association in Cincinnati, OH, working with moms, babies and children through all stages of development.
Alisa is a registered nurse, lactation consultant and educator who has been training nurses and working with families for over 30 years. Alisa's areas of expertise are lactation, education, obstetric nursing and staff development in both the hospital and community setting.
Alisa Williams, RN, MSN, IBCLC, RLC
Heidi Rice, RN, BSN
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Prenatal Health & Nutrition
Learn how to take care of yourself and your baby by eating a healthy, well-balanced diet and maintaining an exercise program throughout your pregnancy.
Preparing for Labor & Birth
Know what to expect and what support tools you need for your upcoming delivery. Having a plan will help prepare you mentally and physically for labor and possible surprises along the way.
Learn how to spot pre-labor and early-labor signs. Understand how labor progresses, what it looks like, how it feels, what your body goes through when the process begins.
Labor & Birth Part One
Labor & Birth Part Two
Transition is the last phase of labor, it’s the fastest and most intense part of the process that ends when you’re ready to push. Discover tips of what to do during and right after delivery.
Immediately After Birth
Registered nurse and lactation consultant, Alisa Williams, explains what happens in the delivery room immediately after birth, from newborn procedures to the baby’s appearance.
Understand the amount of milk your newborn needs, the benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby, the role of the helper, how to latch, pumping and storing, types of formulas, and more.
Feeding Your Baby
Bringing Baby Home
Learn about diapering, crying, soothing, sleeping and general safety tips so you’re prepared to welcome baby home.
A healthy baby needs a healthy mom. Find out about the fourth trimester, the rapid physical and emotional changes new mothers experience, and how to recognize what’s normal.