Protecting your child from harm is at the forefront of most parent’s minds. One of the best ways to safeguard a little one is to educate yourself in proper newborn care. However, it is immensely useful also to be well versed in emergency procedures and practices. Unfortunately, it is uncommon for parents, friends, caregivers, and relatives to be uneducated on techniques that could be the difference between life and death. For those living in the DC metro area, Stork Childbirth Education now provides options for infant CPR classes. Keep reading to learn more about Stork and the lifesaving training they can offer you and your little one.
All About Stork
Stork owners Lauren and Flynn started Stork Childbirth Education as a response to parents who have shared with them that they didn’t receive what they wanted from local classes they had taken. Flynn and Lauren recognized that a need existed and created Stork Childbirth Education to give new parents confidence during the birth of their child. As a result of their extensive experience in the medical field and being parents themselves, they have developed a network of experts in lactation, pediatrics, obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, and prenatal yoga just to name a few. As such, they are equipped to provide you with answers to all of your pregnancy questions or refer you to the right person to help you.
What is CPR and Why is it Important?
CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a technique that utilizes chest compressions and artificial ventilation to preserve brain function until additional measures can be taken. The method is a manual means of providing blood circulation and breathing to a person experiencing cardiac arrest. Knowing how to perform CPR correctly could save the life of someone you love. There are, however, significant differences in the way you perform infant CPR versus CPR for an adult. Knowing how to provide infant CPR in an emergency is a crucial part of newborn care.
Stork now includes infant CPR as part of its Baby Care and Infant CPR course. The class is a 3-hour in-person training session that covers “feeding, sleeping, diapering, swaddling and bathing with demonstrations. The first half of the class is seated, followed by hands-on practice of the learned techniques and ending with American Heart Association Friends and Family CPR and choking lessons.” They also offer private infant CPR instruction for those who desire it.