Expecting a child can be both parts exciting and terrifying. But watching videos and reading up on childbirth and pregnancy might increase your anxiety and worries. Childbirth classes can help give you a healthy perspective on things to come. You’ll never be fully prepared for what will happen but at the very least, you’ll know and understand enough to view things in a positive way. Here are some of the things you can look forward to learning:
It’s going to hurt. That much you already know. But by learning breathing exercises, you can distract yourself and find some ease and pain relief when the time comes.
Knowing the best labor positions for you and your baby can help speed up the birthing process, so you get faster pain relief.
Know all about pain relief options, what works and how to ask for them in case you end up needing them in the delivery room, says What to Expect.
Pregnancy classes in NJ also provide you with basics on infant care and how to care for your baby. From postpartum care, basic infant care, and even breastfeeding, you’ll learn a lot to help you get ready as soon-to-be mommies and daddies.
Some childbirth services also provide birth planning assistance to help you create the plan that matches your needs and budget. This includes picking out a hospital for where you plan to give birth or doctors to oversee the birth in case you and your partner or spouse are set on a home birth. Expect to hear about the basics of C-sections or inductions as well.
With these classes, you can bond with other expectant couples and have a chance to build a deeper connection between you and your partner, all while you conquer your fears and worries.