Birthright Pregnancy Program
Being pregnant is one of the biggest responsibilities you will ever have. Take advantage of this time before birth to get prepared with our free Pregnancy Program.
The Birthright Pregnancy Program is designed for the client who is pregnant for the first time. The program is not a substitute for regular doctor visits or prenatal classes. The curriculum is educational and is meant to enrich your pregnancy experience. Each free session is one on one and includes a 20 to 30 minute video followed by discussion with your Birthright volunteer. During your first session you will get acquainted with your Birthright volunteer and discuss the program, your expectations, and session schedule. How far along you are in your pregnancy when you begin the program will determine how many sessions your program will include. Our main curriculum focuses on pregnancy and birth but we also offer alternative video options that address additional topics of interest to a first time parent.
Video topics include:
- prenatal care
- fetal development
- nutrition and exercise
- discomforts and hazards
- labor & birth
- comfort techniques
- newborns & postpartum
Alternative video options discuss:
- the first years last forever
- importance of father-child relationship
- quality child care
- womb multiples
- how to stop smoking now
When possible, it is encouraged to have the baby’s father participate in the program with you. We hope the Birthright Pregnancy Program will encourage and empower both of you as you make life affirming decisions for your family.
Call Birthright at 410-838-0443 to speak to one of our volunteers and schedule your first session.
What are clients saying about the Prepare to Parent Program?
- “I felt more prepared and I wasn’t afraid when I went into labor”
- “Very helpful”
- “Each step of the way I felt confident because I learned it beforehand in the program”
- “I learned a lot”
- “When I got pregnant, I didn’t know anything. I’m thankful for the Pregnancy Program”
- “I was ready when the baby was born”