What You’ll Learn in the Full Course

The online full course features the four core topics of childbirth preparation, infant CPR, breastfeeding, and newborn care taught by Labor & Delivery nurse, Sarah McMoyler, RN. The McMoyler Method exclusive course book PDF is included with the full course to download and print for your review. This beautifully illustrated, 175-page course book is also available for purchase.

Course Content

Childbirth Preparation

  • Pre-term labor warning signs
  • Physiology of the pregnant body
  • Labor terminology
  • Coping with labor pain / Partner support
  • Strategies for non-medicated labor including: breathing responses, vocalization, and labor positions
  • Medication and epidurals
  • Possible medical interventions
  • Positions for pushing
  • Working with healthcare team
  • Cesarean births

Infant CPR

  • In-depth introduction to CPR and choking response techniques
  • Hands-on practice with a CPR mannequin
  • Current guidelines for rescue breathing and chest compressions
  • Clearing an airway obstruction
  • Activating 9-1-1

Breastfeeding

  • Realistic breastfeeding information for new moms and partners focusing on “babies thriving and mothers surviving”
  • Understanding the benefits, as well as the potential problems and remedies
  • Introduction to pumping and storing breast milk
  • Early newborn latch and positioning are practiced
  • Preventing nipple soreness
  • Burping
  • Introduction to bottles, pumping, and storing breast milk

Newborn Care

  • Crying and soothing techniques
  • Safe sleep guidelines
  • The basic drills: diapering, dressing, swaddling, bathing, trimming nails and cord care
  • Preventing postpartum depression
  • Essential baby gear
  • The physical and emotional roller coaster that all moms find themselves following the birth of the baby
  • The “Star Family” returns with their newborn for a baby bath demo

Baby Bath Demo

  • The class concludes with a return visit from Graduates who bring their newborn baby back to class. The “Star Family” will talk about their birth, first week home, and share some of their must-haves.
  • In addition to bathing the baby, and demonstrating the “Five S’s,” Sarah will provide inside tips for a smooth transition from hospital to home.

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