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Especially if this is your first pregnancy, you and your husband or
partner can learn a lot by taking a childbirth education class. A good time to
start is in the sixth or seventh month of your pregnancy. 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 by preparing you to deal with what might
happen. Contact your health professional's office or your local hospital or
birthing center for information about childbirth education classes.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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