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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 CarePrenatal 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.

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Course Lessons

  • 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.
  • Lesson Two: Pregnancy and You

    Your pregnancy is going to mean a lot of changes for you, both physically and emotionally.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lesson Eight: Second Trimester: Weeks 13 - 24

    Varicose veins are veins that become enlarged, but constricted during pregnancy.
  • Lesson Nine: Third Trimester: Weeks 25 - 40

    Your third trimester is here and just about everyone who has eyes can tell you are pregnant.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Course Title: Prenatal Care
Course Number: 8900170
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, 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), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
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
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $40.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $65.00

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.
  • Summarize 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.
  • Summarize the birthing process, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1 Assignment: Pre-pregnancy EvaluationAssignment15
Lesson One: Preparing for PregnancyExam12
Lesson 2 Assignment: Addressing EmotionsAssignment15
Lesson Two: Pregnancy and YouExam10
Lesson Three: Preparing for DeliveryExam12
Lesson Four: Things That Can Affect You During PregnancyExam11
Lesson 5 Assignment: Folic Acid ImportanceAssignment15
Lesson Five: Medications and Health during PregnancyExam11
Lesson Six: Prenatal Tests and Analysis MethodsExam8
Lesson Seven: First Trimester - Weeks 1-12Exam10
Lesson Eight: Second Trimester - Week 13 - 24Exam12
Lesson 9 Assignment: Toxemia and Braxton HicksAssignment15
Lesson Nine: Third Timester - Weeks 25 - 40Exam8
Lesson Ten: Fetal Development during PregnancyExam10
Lesson 11 Assignment: Birth PlansAssignment25
Lesson Eleven: Giving BirthExam10
The Final ExamExam49
Total Points:248

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