L’Mazeltov: The Jewish Childbirth Education Program (the curriculum and classes) is based on the content of the L’Mazeltov book.
Traditional Childbirth Education
- The importance of prenatal fitness and prenatal nutrition
- Common discomforts of Pregnancy
- What Happens at your Prenatal Doctor visits?
- Review the progress and overview of breathing techniques, labor, relaxation techniques
- Discuss each stage and phase of labor in detail
- Discuss methods of psychological anesthesia, including conditioning, concentration and discipline
- Discuss the signs of labor
- What to expect in labor and delivery
- Explain Back Labor and Hyperventilation
- Discuss toxemia of pregnancy
- Discuss types of anesthesia during labor and delivery including Epidurals
- What are ultrasounds, fetal monitors, and amniocentesis?
- All about Cesarean Sections- the alternate mode of delivery
- The Post Partum stage- birth to 6 weeks after
- Discuss the appearance of the newborn
- All about breastfeeding and bottle-feeding
- Discuss sexual relations during pregnancy
Jewish Life Cycle Education
- Discuss references to birth in the Bible, Talmud and Jewish literature
- Explain the sacred covenant between G-D and Abraham
- Define Brit Milah or Bris
- Explain circumcision and types of circumcision ceremonies
- Simchat Bat or Brit Chayim - baby naming ceremony for a girl
- Pidyon haben - Redemption of the first-born
- Stress the values of Torah, Chuppah, Mitzvot and Tzedakkah
- Explain the Hebrew name formula
- Traditional Ashkenazi and Sephardic customs with baby naming
- Discuss Jewish folk customs surrounding birth and the newborn
- Parental obligations according to the Talmud
- Become acquainted with the Halachic status of the Adopted child
- Discuss Jewish genetic diseases- Tay Sachs
- Discuss the Mikvah, the beauty of Shabbat, the blessing of children
- The beauty of all the Jewish holidays
- Portray the significance of the Shehecheyanu prayer, Shema, Kiddush, HaMotze, lighting of Shabbat candles, Birkot Hamazon and MORE
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