BE PREPARED (GOOD ADVICE FOR SCOUTS AND PARENTS!)

In the 1970’s, savvy expectant moms prepared for the birth of their babies by attending “Childbirth Classes.”  These classes were usually offered by area hospitals to pregnant women in their last trimester of pregnancy and taught by experienced OB and maternity nursing staff.  Countless women waddled into community centers with their pillows and partners in tow to learn what to expect during the hospital delivery of their child.  

Today, there are many more options for a women to explore as she writes her birth plan and prepares for pregnancy, labor and delivery.  Below are brief descriptions of four popular birth preparation techniques.

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GET WITH THE PLAN, MAN (I MEAN MOM)

Once you find out you are pregnant, you are faced with SO many decisions regarding your labor and delivery options.  To avoid feeling overwhelmed, you may want to consider compiling a birth plan.  A birth plan is simply an outline or summary of your preferences for labor and delivery. 

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