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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 labour support (labour 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 labour 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 centre to learn more about these classes.
Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Current as of: September 5, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
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