Take a Birth Class
Register for a birth class to learn about and prepare for childbirth. Medical doctors will not only teach but also offer hands-on expert advice. Many classes also offer pain management techniques. View our class schedule here.
Talk to Experienced Mothers
Exploring the process with a mother who has already gone through childbirth can provide an inexperienced mother with valuable tips and insight. However, mothers should remember that everyone’s birth experience is unique.
Make a Plan with your Partner
A couple should discuss the birth to ensure that both parties understand the process. It’s helpful for couples to create a birth plan together, which outlines their roles and expectations.
Pack a Bag
Packing a bag in advance eliminates the need for last-minute packing. Include essentials, but also bring items that will make the process more comfortable, such as a special blanket.
Obstetrical doctors understand that expectant mothers can be apprehensive about childbirth. However, with the right preparation, mothers can ease some anxiety.