About

Becoming a Mom for the first time is arguably the most exhilarating, fulfilling, rewarding and challenging experience you’ll go through. You’re about to enter a whole world of new experiences you may know little about. Even though millions have been down this road before you, it’s all new to you. You’ll get advice left, right and center, some of it conflicting. How do you know what’s right for you?

This First Time Mom’s course is written especially for you. It opens up the big, exciting and often scary world of pregnancy and early parenthood and lays it all bare. We clearly and simply give you the low down on all the typical queries and questions new Moms have.

    This course is packed with vital knowledge, really useful tips and expert guidance for first time Moms. Be fully prepared for one of the biggest events of your life - get reading today!

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Preparing For A Baby: Tips On Getting Pregnant

    • Pre-pregnancy diet and nutrient advice
    • Weight management before conception
    • Best pre-pregnancy exercises
    • What to avoid when trying to conceive
    • Reading your natural fertility signals
    • Keeping calm and positive
    • Keep sex sexy during fertility treatment
    • Is it possible to plan the sex of my baby?

    Module 2: Early Pregnancy

    • 1st trimester body changes
    • What’s normal and when to look for help
    • Dealing with morning sickness.
    • What to eat and avoid for you and baby
    • Maximize these nutrients

    Module 3: You Need Pampering

    • Skincare during pregnancy
    • Hair - during and after pregnancy
    • Ease & minimize back pain
    • Cool your heartburn
    • Constipated?

    Module 4: Exercise During Pregnancy

    • Ideal exercises for all stages of pregnancy
    • Can I continue working out & playing sports?
    • Simple home stretches to relieve tension
    • Taming the post baby tum

    Module 5: Mind And Body Health

    • Yoga during pregnancy
    • Pilates during pregnancy
    • Walking and swimming
    • Massage

    Module 6: Keeping In Tip Top Form

    • Including dad and staying close
    • Approaching parenthood on your own
    • Sex during pregnancy
    • Dealing with stress & worry
    • Easy ways to superfood your diet
    • Tips for pregnancy weight watching

    Module 7: Get Comfortable

    • Sleep tips as baby grows
    • Loving your pregnant body
    • How your brain changes in pregnancy
    • Expecting twins!

    Module 8: Planning For The Big Event

    • Choosing a prenatal class
    • Getting comfortable with contractions
    • Preparing for labor and birthing
    • Thinking about breastfeeding
    • Pets and newborns
    • Will you need help?

    Module 9: Important Pre-birth Considerations

    • Work your Kegel muscles & why you should
    • Preparing for a natural childbirth
    • What about an epidural?
    • Should I save my placenta?
    • Can I choose against episiotomy?

    Module 10: Almost There

    • Last month of pregnancy essential tips
    • Preparing a nursery
    • Packing your hospital bag
    • I’m past my due date!

    Module 11: Bliss And Challenges Of New Motherhood

    • Bonding with baby (or not)
    • Body changes after pregnancy – what’s normal?
    • Recovering from a caesarian delivery
    • When will my menstruation cycle return to normal?
    • Weight and toning – a mom-friendly approach
    • Sex and intimacy post delivery

    Module 12: New Born Baby Care

    • Breast or bottle?
    • Diapers – disposable or cloth?
    • Skincare and diaper rash
    • Should my baby sleep with me?
    • Should I let him ‘cry it out’?

    Module 13: Breastfeeding

    • Top tips for a happy baby and comfortable Mom
    • Do I need a lactation consultant?
    • How long should each session last?
    • The feeding/supply balance
    • Best diet while breastfeeding
    • Pumping and storing
    • Feeding in public

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    This course is, of course, designed with the first time mom in mind! It doesn't stop there, though. It's a great guide for both parents to go through, to prepare themselves for what's to come. 

    The best thing that family and friends can do for a first time mom is offer their support, and one way to do that is to become knowledgeable about the myriad of changes that pregnancy and childbirth brings. 

    For both new moms and their family, this course offers a wealth of knowledge and support!

    How it will help me

    • Feel more comfortable with your own journey as a new mother
    • Offer support to friends and family during this joyous time 
    • Help other new moms with the life-changing force growing inside of them 
    • Be a source of factual, encouraging information

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you are eligible to access a certificate of achievement or other accreditation options to recognize your achievement.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

    Creator

    IOA Original

    This course is an exclusive offering from the International Open Academy (IOA). IOA Originals are thoughtfully crafted and developed either in-house by IOA or with complete ownership of production and distribution rights.

    Our team of experts has worked diligently to create, write, and produce this course, ensuring it provides learners with a distinctive opportunity to access premium content on a wide range of diverse topics.

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    About

    Becoming a Mom for the first time is arguably the most exhilarating, fulfilling, rewarding and challenging experience you’ll go through. You’re about to enter a whole world of new experiences you may know little about. Even though millions have been down this road before you, it’s all new to you. You’ll get advice left, right and center, some of it conflicting. How do you know what’s right for you?

    This First Time Mom’s course is written especially for you. It opens up the big, exciting and often scary world of pregnancy and early parenthood and lays it all bare. We clearly and simply give you the low down on all the typical queries and questions new Moms have.

      This course is packed with vital knowledge, really useful tips and expert guidance for first time Moms. Be fully prepared for one of the biggest events of your life - get reading today!

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Lessons

      Module 1: Preparing For A Baby: Tips On Getting Pregnant

      • Pre-pregnancy diet and nutrient advice
      • Weight management before conception
      • Best pre-pregnancy exercises
      • What to avoid when trying to conceive
      • Reading your natural fertility signals
      • Keeping calm and positive
      • Keep sex sexy during fertility treatment
      • Is it possible to plan the sex of my baby?

      Module 2: Early Pregnancy

      • 1st trimester body changes
      • What’s normal and when to look for help
      • Dealing with morning sickness.
      • What to eat and avoid for you and baby
      • Maximize these nutrients

      Module 3: You Need Pampering

      • Skincare during pregnancy
      • Hair - during and after pregnancy
      • Ease & minimize back pain
      • Cool your heartburn
      • Constipated?

      Module 4: Exercise During Pregnancy

      • Ideal exercises for all stages of pregnancy
      • Can I continue working out & playing sports?
      • Simple home stretches to relieve tension
      • Taming the post baby tum

      Module 5: Mind And Body Health

      • Yoga during pregnancy
      • Pilates during pregnancy
      • Walking and swimming
      • Massage

      Module 6: Keeping In Tip Top Form

      • Including dad and staying close
      • Approaching parenthood on your own
      • Sex during pregnancy
      • Dealing with stress & worry
      • Easy ways to superfood your diet
      • Tips for pregnancy weight watching

      Module 7: Get Comfortable

      • Sleep tips as baby grows
      • Loving your pregnant body
      • How your brain changes in pregnancy
      • Expecting twins!

      Module 8: Planning For The Big Event

      • Choosing a prenatal class
      • Getting comfortable with contractions
      • Preparing for labor and birthing
      • Thinking about breastfeeding
      • Pets and newborns
      • Will you need help?

      Module 9: Important Pre-birth Considerations

      • Work your Kegel muscles & why you should
      • Preparing for a natural childbirth
      • What about an epidural?
      • Should I save my placenta?
      • Can I choose against episiotomy?

      Module 10: Almost There

      • Last month of pregnancy essential tips
      • Preparing a nursery
      • Packing your hospital bag
      • I’m past my due date!

      Module 11: Bliss And Challenges Of New Motherhood

      • Bonding with baby (or not)
      • Body changes after pregnancy – what’s normal?
      • Recovering from a caesarian delivery
      • When will my menstruation cycle return to normal?
      • Weight and toning – a mom-friendly approach
      • Sex and intimacy post delivery

      Module 12: New Born Baby Care

      • Breast or bottle?
      • Diapers – disposable or cloth?
      • Skincare and diaper rash
      • Should my baby sleep with me?
      • Should I let him ‘cry it out’?

      Module 13: Breastfeeding

      • Top tips for a happy baby and comfortable Mom
      • Do I need a lactation consultant?
      • How long should each session last?
      • The feeding/supply balance
      • Best diet while breastfeeding
      • Pumping and storing
      • Feeding in public

      Career

      Who is this course for?

      This course is, of course, designed with the first time mom in mind! It doesn't stop there, though. It's a great guide for both parents to go through, to prepare themselves for what's to come. 

      The best thing that family and friends can do for a first time mom is offer their support, and one way to do that is to become knowledgeable about the myriad of changes that pregnancy and childbirth brings. 

      For both new moms and their family, this course offers a wealth of knowledge and support!

      How it will help me

      • Feel more comfortable with your own journey as a new mother
      • Offer support to friends and family during this joyous time 
      • Help other new moms with the life-changing force growing inside of them 
      • Be a source of factual, encouraging information

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you are eligible to access a certificate of achievement or other accreditation options to recognize your achievement.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

      Creator

      IOA Original

      Expertise:

      This course is an exclusive offering from the International Open Academy (IOA). IOA Originals are thoughtfully crafted and developed either in-house by IOA or with complete ownership of production and distribution rights.

      Our team of experts has worked diligently to create, write, and produce this course, ensuring it provides learners with a distinctive opportunity to access premium content on a wide range of diverse topics.