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#REBOUND: Online childbirth class helps take fear out of delivery

Posted at 3:47 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 19:55:42-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Knowing what to expect during a first-time pregnancy can be scary, and this pandemic has made the journey even harder for first-time moms.

Brianna Eadie is 19 weeks pregnant with her first child. She says with places closed and the pandemic causing changes, she's had to take a few detours in her pregnancy journey.

"Being able to go out to the stores and, like, shop for my baby and things like that," she said. "Going to prenatal appointments by myself; and having to cancel my gender reveal and doing it a Facebook Live way. So it’s kind of been a lot right now."

Eadie was hoping there would be more virtual resources to learn about labor and delivery.

"Just being a first-time mom, it’s just really nerve-wracking, and, just, kind of what to expect when I go into labor and things like that make me nervous," she said.

Luckily, for moms like Eadie, Pampers offers free Childbirth Education Classes online.

Nurse specialist and Global Pampers Research and Development team member Amy Wiford spoke to KRIS 6 on the importance of these free classes.

"Being able to provide these online videos, provides (help for) these parents, whether they’re going through a pandemic or they just don’t have the access to attend an in-person childbirth class," she said.

Wiford said Pampers partnered with the Childbirth Education Association when it realized the number of in-person childbirth classes were decreasing.

Pampers offers nine online classes for different stages of the pregnancy experience.

"It takes mom through everything, from finding out she’s pregnant all the way until what we call the fourth trimester," Wiford said. "After she’s delivered and she’s at home with her baby by herself."

These are the kind of classes Eadie was hoping to learn from, so she can be fully prepared when little Riley makes her entrance in October.