Pregnancy is an exciting and joyful experience. But at times, all the excitement can bring anxiety, especially for first-time mothers. That’s why proper guidance, education, and support are given to relieve some fear and anxiety. According to studies published in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, childbirth education has helped numerous women experience normal vaginal births, with e.g. hypnobirthing and other types of childbirth ways.
Why take childbirth classes?
Knowledge has been known to reduce fear and anxiety increasing confidence in expectant moms. Learning about what to do, what to expect, helps in so many ways. Also, the classes contribute to cooperation between mothers, their partners, and obstetricians’ instructions.
Get knowledgeable about prenatal care and pregnancy
There is so much more than just labor and birth involved in childbirth education. You get to know how to take care of your body as it changes, your pregnancy, and your baby.
Know the stages of labor
There is so much anxiety and fear surrounding childbirth. Especially not knowing what to expect while in labor. You’ll understand what is entailed in early labor, active labor, birth, and placenta delivery.
Helps you know your birth preferences
Learning about the different aspects of labor and delivery is one of the biggest benefits of childbirth education. You get a clear picture of what will be done and what works for you. As your course instructors, we will dedicate time to put your birth preferences in writing and develop your birth plan.
Also, you’ll be made aware of any complications that might arise during labor. We know it may sound crazy but knowing what to do upfront puts your mind at ease. We will also be available to discuss any pain management options. You’ll get to know the pros and cons of all pain handling options including medications like epidural blocks.
Postpartum and Newborn care head start
In addition to learning all about labor and delivery, we get to go through what happens during and after childbirth. We will give you valuable information that will come in hand during your and your baby’s postpartum care. Your doula will also come to visit you once the labor and delivery process is done.
Help coordinate with your care team
If you need any information from your care team, we will help coordinate conversations with them. we will ensure you have all the information you need to be ready for the birth of your little one.
In short, childbirth education is the key to:
- Shorter hospital stays
- Lower risk of infection
- Quicker recovery
Book your free Childbirth Education Consult