Health Tip: Taking a Birthing Class
(HealthDay News) -- Taking a birthing class can offer expectant
parents peace of mind and help them prepare for the birth of their
The womenshealth.gov website offers these suggestions for
parents-to-be: Check out a local hospital or birthing center to see if they
offer birthing classes.Sign up for a birthing class several months before your due
date, as they tend to fill up quickly.Make sure the instructors are qualified.Consider bringing to the class the support person who will be
with you during labor, whether it's your partner, sibling or
friend.In class, you will learn about strategies to help you during
labor, early signs of labor and how to control pain.
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