Cesarean Awareness: Reduce Risk Tip #4 - Education!
Learn what you can about pregnancy and birth. Being informed instills confidence and helps you to feel less anxious. You will better understand what to expect and be able to navigate more confidently your particular journey. Like to read? Awesome! There are so many excellent books available and useful on-line resources. Also, take a quality, independent childbirth education class. This is a hugely valuable preparation for birth and the post-partum time. In class, you can learn and practice comfort techniques, ask questions, process information, discover your preferences and consider your options more fully. You can connect with others having a similar experience. And as you are more informed, you can have meaningful discussions with your care provider. Contact Erie Doulas for information regarding resources and classes in the Erie area. We'd love to help!