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Health Tip: Considering a Birthing Class?

Health Tip: Considering a Birthing Class?

12/19/13

(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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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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