Do you recommend childbirth classes for all moms?
Even if you’re experienced, it’s a good idea to take childbirth education classes. Researchers constantly learn new things that may help during your pregnancy, and the options for childbirth change as well.
Understanding how your body changes during labor and delivery, how to relax during labor, and pain relief options can minimize your anxiety about labor. If you’ll use a different hospital or if it’s been several years since your last pregnancy, it’s an especially good idea to attend a refresher course.
Contact your doctor or hospital where you plan to deliver and ask about classes like these:
- birth and labor classes
- prenatal care
- parenting skills
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