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Course Description

Pregnancy is a common enough occurrence.  It happens all the time.  Until it happens to you or someone you love for the very first time.  Then, the questions mount and without answers your fears may begin to get the better of you.  By looking into the entire process of pregnancy, the kind of care you can select, evaluating the choices you can make will take away the fear and anxiety of this very beautiful condition. 

 


Prenatal Care will give you advice, information about the conditions you can expect to face as you journey through your pregnancy, and just what your baby is doing each week.  This course will also let you know what to expect in terms of prenatal testing to assure the health of your baby.  It will also talk about the importance of nutrition, vitamins, hydration, and rest.

 

 Learning what could be dangerous to you and your growing baby will help you to make choices at work and at home that will ensure the safety of both of you. How you take care of yourself during your pregnancy will have a major influence on how healthy you and the baby are after delivery. The beauty of preparing yourself for the labor and delivery portion of this journey is that you will have so many more choices than the mothers who just wait for things to happen.

 

 By adequately preparing yourself, your partner, and your healthcare giver, you will be the one in charge of your body both during and after pregnancy.  The end goal is to deliver a happy and healthy baby.  Prenatal Care lessons will assist you every step of the way.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
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  • IACET CEUs
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Prepare for pregnancy.
  • Prepare for delivery.
  • Describe things that can affect you during pregnancy.
  • Know medications and health during pregnancy.
  • Describe prenatal tests and analysis methods.
  • Describe what to expect in the first trimester.
  • Describe what to expect in the second trimester.
  • Describe what to expect in the third trimester.
  • Describe fetal development during pregnancy.
  • Know the birthing process, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 
 
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Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
 
 
 

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Course Lessons

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Lesson One: Preparing for Pregnancy

The very best time to consider giving your unborn child the best is actually long before you are even pregnant. 27 Total Points
  • Review Article: American Pregnancy Association
  • Review Article: American Pregnancy Association
  • Review Article: WebMD
  • Take Poll: Condition/State
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment: Pre-pregnancy Evaluation
  • Complete Exam: Lesson One: Preparing for Pregnancy

Lesson Two: Pregnancy and You

Your pregnancy is going to mean a lot of changes for you, both physically and emotionally. 25 Total Points
  • Review Article: Discovery Health
  • Review Article: Pregnancy Journal
  • Review Video: YouTube
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment: Addressing Emotions
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Two: Pregnancy and You

Lesson Three: Preparing for Delivery

Most of the time you will be given no choice in hospital if you have managed care or an HMO. 12 Total Points
  • Review Article: ChildBirth.org
  • Review Article: Lamaze International
  • Review Video: YouTube
  • Take Poll: Pregnancy Scares
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Three: Preparing for Delivery

Lesson Four: Things That Can Affect You During Pregnancy

Emotional stress can cover a myriad of issues, and expecting mothers wonder if suffering from emotional stress can affect their unborn baby. 11 Total Points
  • Review Article: Cats and Pregnancy
  • Review Article: Pregnancy and Work
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Four: Things That Can Affect You During Pregnancy

Lesson Five: Medications and Health during Pregnancy

All medications that you intend to take during pregnancy MUST be discussed with your health care provider. Do not take anything without consulting with him or her first. 26 Total Points
  • Review Article: American Pregnancy Association
  • Review Article: Mayo Clinic
  • Review Article: UCSF Hospital
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment: Folic Acid Importance
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Five: Medications and Health during Pregnancy

Lesson Six: Prenatal Tests and Analysis Methods

With the advance in twenty-first century medicine, science is interested in every test known to man to determine just how healthy a baby is likely to be when he or she is born. 8 Total Points
  • Review Article: March of Dimes
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Six: Prenatal Tests and Analysis Methods

Lesson Seven: First Trimester: Weeks 1 - 12

Most experts agree that morning sickness is caused by the great fluctuation of your hormones as you begin your pregnancy journey. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: American Pregnancy Association
  • Review Article: Pregnancy.org
  • Review Article: WebMD
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Seven: First Trimester - Weeks 1-12

Lesson Eight: Second Trimester: Weeks 13 - 24

Varicose veins are veins that become enlarged, but constricted during pregnancy. 12 Total Points
  • Review Article: American Pregnancy Association
  • Review Article: WebMD
  • Review Video: YouTube
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Eight: Second Trimester - Week 13 - 24

Lesson Nine: Third Trimester: Weeks 25 - 40

Your third trimester is here and just about everyone who has eyes can tell you are pregnant. 23 Total Points
  • Review Article: What To Expect
  • Review Article: What To Expect
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment: Toxemia and Braxton Hicks
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Nine: Third Timester - Weeks 25 - 40

Lesson Ten: Fetal Development during Pregnancy

During the course of your pregnancy your baby is constantly changing. Initially, it is hard for you to be aware of what is actually happening to your baby because he or she is so small that you cannot feel the changes. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: ChildBirth.org
  • Review Article: National Institutes of Health
  • Review Video: YouTube
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Ten: Fetal Development during Pregnancy

Lesson Eleven: Giving Birth

It is just about time for you to finally meet your beloved child. Your entire pregnancy has been spent preparing for the final scene, labor and delivery. 84 Total Points
  • Review Article: Birth Plan
  • Review Article: Birthing Naturally
  • Take Poll: Pain Medication
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment: Birth Plans
  • Complete Exam: Lesson Eleven: Giving Birth
  • Complete: The Final Exam
248
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Prenatal Care
Course Number: 8900170
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Support/Advice
CEU Value: 1.1 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cheryl Reinerio, RN, BC, MSN
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
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Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

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