You and your partner can learn a lot by taking a childbirth education class. This is especially true if it's your first pregnancy. A good time to
start the class is in your sixth or seventh month. If a friend is going
to be your labor support (labor coach), he or she can come too. These classes
usually run for 6 or 8 weeks.
Most childbirth education classes:
Taking a childbirth education class can reduce your stress both
before and during labor and delivery. That's because the class can prepare you to deal with what might
happen. Call your doctor or midwife or your local hospital or
birthing center to learn more about these classes.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMarch 21, 2017
Current as of:
March 21, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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