Pregnancy, Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Parenting Education and Planning


We want to congratulate you on your pregnancy! Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (PDRE)’s “HAVING A BABY!” curriculum is geared towards promoting an environment that supports a healthy start for you and your family.

PDRE offers a variety of programs for expectant and new parents. Taking our courses can contribute to a greater understanding of obstetrics and pediatrics related themes in addition to offering an opportunity to ask questions and voice your concerns in your individualized and special time in your life.


The course provides training for healthcare providers whose occupation or volunteer activities require airway management skills as well as professionals in the field of resuscitation and airway management who might encounter emergency situations needing airway management during their work. These include:

  • Expecting Mothers and Fathers
  • Parents
  • Grandmothers
  • Family Members
  • Caregivers
  • Doula
  • Obstetrics, Labor and Delivery Staff
  • Prenatal Students
  • Anyone interested in obstetrics and pediatrics related themes


This certification course is to get you prepared on a family-centered care with PDRE’s education through a multitude of courses in Pregnancy, Maternity Orientation, Prepared Childbirth, Breastfeeding, and Newborn Care.

COVID-19 Pre-Cautionary Measures: This course is currently taught via webinar and electronically (Zoom, Web-Ex, GoTo meeting, Cisco, etc.) from home as a Teleconference Remote Course Presentations or Distance Learning.

Classroom-based: Blended Learning with Classroom and Virtual Training means students are with an Instructor for their entire learning experience.

  • Video based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor led, hands on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Student manual
  • Updated Science based content
  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation
  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Course Content:

This course is for beginners and advanced students that highlight the importance of your pregnancy and delivery to prepare you and your loved ones for what to expect and decrease the apprehension of your individualized life-changing process for a women’s health and wellness.

  • Introduction to Your Pregnancy
    • Pre-register to have your baby at your designated hospital.
    • Ask for a “Maternity Tour” to see the obstetrics, labor and delivery, intensive care unit (ICU), nursery, and/or post-partum department if available.
    • Register for obstetric education and prenatal classes at Palm Desert Resuscitation Education LLC (Pediatric First Aid CPR AED) and reviewing your To Do List for your Maternity Orientation.
    • Purchase and install an infant car seat for safety
    • Choose a Pediatrician, Family Doctor, or Mid-Level Nurse Practitioner for your baby before delivery.
    • Choose your baby’s name for the Birth Certificate.
    • Packing for You, Your Emotional Support Person, and Your Baby.
  • Maternity Orientation
    • Expecting parents are supported and educated regarding planning for their baby’s birth at your designated hospital.
    • Learn about your facilities available resources before and after the birth of your baby.
    • Understand the expectations for your hospital stay.
    • Pre-Birth Boot Camp
  • What to Bring to the Hospital?
    • For Your Baby:
      • Outfit
      • Blanket
    • For You:
      • Hair and facial products
  • Delivery Expectations
    • Call your Obstetrician
    • Traveling to the Triage/Obstetric Emergency Department
      • Examination by the Triage Nurse to determine Active Labor
        • Laboring standard procedures
        • Plan of Care
      • Laboring at Home
        • When to come to the hospital
  • Labor and Postpartum Suites
    • Getting familiar with your Labor and Postpartum Suites
      • Walking
      • Birthing Balls
      • Shower Therapy
      • Position Changes
      • Rocking Chair
      • Pain Management
    • Support person
    • Meals
      • Meals are provided during your stay in the hospital
    • Be prepared for the pleasure and excitement as well as the challenges and obstacles of labor and birth.
      • What are the major Stages of Labor?
        • Signs that Labor is Near
        • Effacement and Dilation
        • Baby Movement during Labor
        • Pushing and Giving Birth
      • Preterm Labor – the Signs and Symptoms
      • Your baby’s Fetal Kick Count
      • Management of pain and strategies to pursue, whether it is through natural and non-pharmacological and pharmacological options.
        • PAIN Acronym
        • Epidural
      • All About Cesarean Births – Indications, Expectations, and Recovery
      • Hospital Admissions Process
      • Multiple Births
        • Expecting Parents of Multiples
        • Psychological aspects of Multiple Newborns
        • Management at Home
        • Necessary Equipment
      • Comprehensive Services (LDR)
        • On-site and 24/7
          • Dedicated Laborist
          • Neonatologist\
          • Anesthesiologist
          • Peri-natologist
  • Birth of the Baby
    • Mirror to Watch the Birth
    • Labor Partner may cut the Umbilical Cord
    • Once the Baby Arrives
      • After the birth of your baby, skin-to-skin on your bare chest will be important
      • “The Golden Hour”
  • Routine Procedures
  • Rooming-in in the Postpartum or Mother Baby Unit (MBU)
    • 24-hour protocol for your baby to stay with you in your room unless a medical necessity for them to be elsewhere is warranted
    • Your physician will visit you and your baby in your room daily
    • Bonding Focus
      • Baby rooms with you in private suite
      • Quiet time
      • Visiting Hours (may vary)
    • Mother Baby Couplet Care
    • Specialty trained nursing staff
    • Security is 24/7
    • Baby Photographer
  • Breastfeeding
    • Breastfeeding is the best for you and your baby.
    • How to succeed with your breastfeeding goals.
    • Formula is secondary to Breast Milk.
    • Learn from international Board Certified Lactation Consultants if available.
      • IBCLC Lactation Consultants available
      • Education program for mothers who choose to breastfeed.
      • Valuable and basic breastfeeding information necessary to help ensure a success story.
  • Pacifier Use
    • Babies do not need pacifiers unless otherwise medically required since it may cause difficulty in breastfeeding your baby during their early days.
  • Visitors
    • Labor and Delivery (L&D) Unit and Mother Baby Unit
      • COVID-19 Precautionary Measures: Most hospitals are now only allowing One Support Person to stay at the L&D.
      • Usually this is also at the discretion of the admitting physician and nurse based upon the patient’s condition.
      • A visitor under a certain young age (i.e., 13 years old) must be accompanied by an adult who is not the patient or birth partner participating in the labor process.
  • How Long will We Stay?
    • Your doctor will decide when you and your baby are ready to go home.
      • Most moms that have delivered vaginally are ready to go home 24 hours after delivery.
      • Most moms that have a Cesarean section are ready to go home in 2-3 days.
  • Baby Care Basics
    • Learn how to care for your baby through the following:
      • Baby Cues
      • Holding and Comforting Techniques
      • Bathing
      • Diapering
      • Dressing Your Newborn
      • When to Call Your Doctor
  • 4th Trimester
  • Postpartum Groups

Course Materials:

  • Airway Management Student Manual (PDRE Student Materials)
  • Airway Management Student Manual (PDRE Student Materials)
  • Airway Management Facilitator Manual (PDRE Instructor Materials)
  • Airway Management DVD (PDRE Instructor Materials)

Course Features and Modules:

  • Module 1 – Pregnancy
    • Anatomy
    • Discomforts
    • Nutrition
    • Risks to Avoid
    • Cautionary Signs
    • Body Mechanics & Exercise
    • Focused Pregnancy Topics
  • Module 2 – Labor
    • Preparing for Childbirth
    • Signs of Impending Labor
    • Onset of Labor
    • Different Stages of Labor
      • Stage 1
      • Stage 2
      • Stage 3
      • Stage 5
  • Module 3 – Comfort Techniques
    • Your Support System
    • Breathing Strategies
    • Water for Comfort Measures, Hydrotherapy
    • Massage Skills from Your Emotional Support
    • Positions During Labor
    • Back Labor
    • Relaxation and Visualization
  • Module 4 – Medical Procedures
    • Planning Your Birth
    • Induction/Augmentation of Labor
    • Fetal Heart Monitoring (FHM)
    • Intravenous (IV) Therapy
    • Analgesic and Other Pain Relief Management
    • Other Interventions
  • Module 5 – Cesarean Birth (C-Section)
    • Why have a C-Section?
    • Advantage and Disadvantage of Cesarean Birth
    • Surgical Procedure
    • Breastfeeding
    • Recovery
  • Module 6 – Newborns
    • Procedures of Newborns
    • Appearance of Newborns
    • Newborn’s World
    • Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
    • Choosing a Pediatrician
  • Module 7 – Postpartum
    • Changes in Your Body
    • Changes in Your Emotions
    • Changes in Your Lifestyle
    • Breastfeeding Guidelines
  • Module 8 – Childcare
    • Knowledge of child care
    • Child care statutes and regulations
    • Child development impact and issues
    • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
    • Child care context is part of all content areas in the curriculum

Course Format/Time:

  • Classroom-based
    • Blended Learning with Classroom and Virtual Training means students are with an Instructor for their entire learning experience.
  • Distance Learning
    • Due to the COVID-19 Pre-Cautionary Measures, this course is currently taught via webinar and electronically (Zoom, Web-Ex, GoTo meeting, Cisco, etc.) from home as a Teleconference Remote Course Presentations or Distance Learning.
  • This curriculum consists of 4 to 6 hours of training for first-time and renewal certifications. 
  • Course time based on 1 instructor to 10 students

Course Fee:

  • Initial (first-time)/Renewing Providers: $150
    • Course Fee is Per Couple or the Student and their Emotional Support Person


  • Upon successful course completion, students receive a certificate for the “HAVING A BABY!” By PDRE LLC: Pregnancy, Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Parenting Education and Planning Course.

Scheduling & Discounts:

  • Register early because classroom-based courses fill-up quickly
  • Enrollment is limited
  • Course scheduling is subject to change without notice
  • Please call us if you have any questions or for discounted group rates and seasonal promotions!
  • Feel free to view our website for more information: https://www.yourcprmd.com



Policies, terms, conditions, and prices may be subject to change without prior notice at any time depending on market value and vendor pricing in addition to yearly, seasonal and daily discounts and specials. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education (PDRE) reserves the right to update or modify these policies, terms, conditions and prices. 

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Our AHA ACLS instructor, Dr. Nuqui, was very knowledgeable, experienced, supportive, and entertaining. Most of all, I really appreciated how well organized and engaging the initial provider course was conducted in a pleasant and comfortable learning environment. Not only was the training site facility brand-new but everything from the student materials, training AEDs, intubation equipment and manikins were up-to-date and in excellent condition.

William, MD

I was very impressed with how professional and enjoyable my ACLS and PALS renewal classes were at Palm Desert Resuscitation Education! As an emergency medicine registered nurse working at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, I wanted to be educated with the most commonly seen cardiac arrhythmias and their treatment but also needed classes that were attention grabbing and fun. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education instructors definitely kept my attention during the lengthy courses by having a balanced sense of humor, pertinent and brilliant instructions, and excellent case scenario discussions.

Rickey, RN

I highly recommend this training facility as your go-to CPR certification site for your healthcare job because Dr. Nuqui is not only passionate about saving lives but is awesome when it comes to teaching you the proper techniques of resuscitation including compressions, airway management, and defibrillator use. He shares his medical and teaching experiences while making you feel relaxed, stimulated, and well informed with the current AHA guidelines. He taught me exactly what I needed to know to be ready when cardiac arrest happens.

Ashley, LVN
During my Basic Life Support (BLS) class, I was given all of the necessary skills to be confident and not be afraid if ever one of my patients or family members collapses due to a heart condition, such as a heart attack. PDRE’s instructors and staff provide a very friendly, informative, humorous, interesting, and stress-free class that makes me want to personally refer all of my friends and family to do their CPR training at PDRE. Do not hesitate to try the best American Heart Association courses in the Desert Cities!
Karina, medical assistant and phlebotomist
As an elementary teacher who needed to be responsible for many students, I wanted to learn first aid basics and CPR in case I encounter a time when one of my students may either be choking, bleeding, seizes, faints, breaks a bone, sprains a muscle, becomes allergic, passes out, and experiences other first aid emergencies. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education’s first aid basics and CPR classroom course, which were held in our elementary school, was the perfect out-of-site learning setting to practice first aid basics and CPR for medical and injury emergencies. All of the staff and school employees are truly thankful and now self-assured to be able to provide possible practical first aid basics and CPR to our students, associates, friends or relatives. From my experience, Palm Desert Resuscitation Education quite honestly has the greatest, most efficient and personable instructors teaching top-of-the-line healthcare certification courses.
Gary, elementary teacher
Dr. Nuqui and his staff were truly amazing when I needed my BLS certification for my personal training business. He was very efficient and thorough with all of the course content and materials including the new guideline changes so that we are all up-to-date when it comes to performing effective CPR and step-by-step use of an AED. It was very easy to listen to him because he is not only a great instructor but is outgoing and personable. He really made the class enjoyable and easy to understand. I would definitely go back here for my BLS recertification.
Roel, personal trainer
Being a member of an exclusive golf club in the Palm Springs area, I was surprised by how much I learned in adult CPR and AED use, first aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies during an exciting and educational course held by Dr. Nuqui and other instructors in our private Club House. You never know when someone needs help, especially when we are out in the golf course, and those minutes before the first responders get to our location can be vital. Thus, those important medical techniques that Dr. Nuqui presented to us clearly could possibly save one of our participant’s lives. I now feel very comfortable that our golf club members were trained the proper way and can respond to almost any medical emergency.
Pat, General Manager
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