Pregnancy & Childbearing
(pregnancy)

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PREGNANCY should be a healthy, happy time. Childbearing is a completely natural process, the supreme physical function of womanhood; and no other event confers so much in deep seated, abiding contentment. As a rule, the greater span of pregnancy is associated with an increased sense of vitality and well-being. Not a few of the discomforts, which only a few decades ago were regarded as invariable accompaniments of pregnancy and labor, have been tracked to their source and are now amenable to simple preventive measures; even that old bugbear of childbirth, the pain of labor, has been so assuaged that the majority of American mothers today are unconscious of the actual birth of the baby. Meanwhile, modern methods of care have so surrounded the whole process with multiple safeguards that the likelihood of a serious complication developing is considered remote.

Yes, pregnancy should be a healthy, happy time. But health and happiness in pregnancy are dependent in large measure upon proper nutrition and guidance by a competent physician. There is no substitute for such advice, because it is based on personal acquaintance with the individual case. The doctor, accordingly, should be your chief guide book.

What, then, is the reason for a Course of Study such as this?

In the first place, it is common knowledge that intelligent women of today often want more information about the "whys" and "wherefores" of prenatal care and labor than it is possible for the physician, in his narrow time limits, to give them.

In the second place, verbal instructions are likely to be forgotten; and since the recommendations set forth in this Course represent accepted principles of prenatal care, it is hoped that it may serve as a recapitulation of the doctor's main instructions, which may be used to assist those pregnant. From the viewpoint of both patient and doctor, it is hoped that many of the questions which almost every expectant mother asks will find answer here.

The meticulous attention which is being given to expectant mothers, including those in labor, is making increasing inroads on the schedules of doctors and nurses alike. Consequently they often find their time curtailed for instructing their patients in the many routine details of prenatal hygiene which these women should know.

In the third place, the therapist or traditional naturopath is rarely trained in the basics of pregnancy and childbirth, pre-natal care, and the practical ins and outs of how to manage a pregnant patient. This course does that!

Lesson 1: SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY
Lesson 2 GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE FETUS
Lesson 3 HYGIENE IN PREGNANCY
Lesson 4 DIET IN PREGNANCY
Lesson 5 COMMON DISCOMFORTS AND THEIR TREATMENT
Lesson 6 DANGER SIGNALS IN PREGNANCY
Lesson 7 THE BIRTH OF THE BABY
Lesson 8 “PAINLESS CHILDBIRTH”
Lesson 9 CONVALESCENCE FROM CHILDBIRTH
Lesson 10 THE NEWBORN BABY

You can audit this course today and get all the valuable information in store!

This course requires an enrolment key