Health Tip: Considering a Birthing Class?
(HealthDay News) -- A birthing class can help settle any pre-birth jitters and prepare first-time couples for the pending arrival.
The American Academy of Family Physicians says a birthing class can:
Help parents learn about how a baby develops.
Explain warning signs of a potential problem.
Help parents develop a birth plan.
Describe pain management, breathing and relaxation techniques.
Suggest how partners or birth coaches can help.
Describe how to identify when labor begins, and what to expect throughout the labor and delivery process.
Instruct parents about caring for and bonding with a newborn.
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