A childbirth class can provide expectant parents with a blueprint for labor day and life with baby. In addition to the great bonding experience these classes can be with your partner, they provide a wealth of information:
-You will learn about options and methods to help control pain, including medications, massage, breathing and relaxation techniques.
-The information and experiences you share can help you feel more confident about your body being able to handle childbirth.
-Talking about your fears, questions and expectations with other participants can help relieve anxiety and better prepare you.
-The shared experience can help create a stronger bond between you and your partner.
-Taking a tour of the hospital where you plan to have your baby (often where the class is offered) allows you to become familiar with the environment, observe the staff and ask questions.
Tips courtesy of Americanpregnancy.org