Birthing Center FAQs
Answering Your Questions
Here are some frequently asked questions about Birth Times, Inc. and the birthing process. I am here to give you the answers you need to all of your questions and concerns. If you still have something you’d like to know, feel free to contact me for more details. I want you to ensure you get all the information you need.
What do I need to bring for the classes?
Paper & ball pen for notes
1 Yoga mat or beach towel
2 bed pillows (optional)
Food & water for yourselves
Packed lunch or eat outside (1 hour lunch break)
Long shawl to wrap around the belly
Baby doll & receiving blanket for The Newborn Class
What do I wear for each class?
Wear comfy casual clothes, women can wear leggings, jogging pants, shorts, long loose skirt, covered neckline so nothing is seen when we bend over for the exercises, rubber shoes, moccasins, sandals.
Is there anything else I need to be aware of before each class?
No videoing in class of the instructor. We sometimes post pictures of the class in social media. Please inform us before the class if you do not want to be included.
What are the topics covered within the child birth classes?
Topics covered are the following:
How to stay healthy & low Risk?
What to Avoid during Pregnancy?
Nutrition & Diet
Terms & definitions
Hospital Procedures for Mother & Newborn
Role of the Coach
Signs of Labor
Phases of Labor
Stages of Labor
How to Track & Time Contractions?
Breathing & Relaxation
Different Positions in Labor
Urge to Push-How to Resist!
How to Push Effectively
Panic Routine-What to do?
Drugs & Medication
Anesthesia-Epidural & Spinal
Tests & Interventions
What are the topics covered in the Infant CPR and First Aid Class?
The first aid course covers guidelines in giving emergency care, emergency responses to common injuries involving infant and children including demonstration of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and first aid management for Foreign Body Airway Obstruction.
The instructor for the course is a registered nurse, accredited Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor of Philippine Heart Association, accredited BLS and First Aid Instructor of Philippine Red Cross as well as one of the Board of Director of Philippine Nurses Association Zone 4. The instructor will be sharing her expertise uniting the best guidelines from her accreditations.
Topics may vary from class to class:
Transmission of diseases
Emergency Action Principles
Medical Emergencies (bites, poisoning, allergies etc.)
Trauma Emergencies (head and musculoskeletal injuries)
CPR for Child, Infant & adult & pregnant mother
First Aid Kit contents
Do you offer postpartum support?
Doula services are offered only for birth not for postpartum.
How do you deal with complications at birth?
Doula services are usually done in hospital settings with an Obstetrician. We do not practice medicine. We offer support, encouragement & comfort measures during labor & birth to the laboring mother.
Does a doula replace nursing staff?
The doula does not practice medicine & does not replace a nurse or a midwife in case a birth is done at home or in a small family centered clinic.
We are here to answer any questions you may still have. Contact us for more details.