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Health Tip: Taking a Childbirth Class

-- With all of necessary tasks to prepare for a new baby, you might wonder about the merits of going back to school.

The Nemours Foundation offers these potential benefits from taking a childbirth class:

  • Learn about baby's development and a healthy pregnancy.
  • Learn about warning signs of a potential problem.
  • Learn how to help make pregnancy, labor and delivery as healthy and comfortable as possible.
  • Learn techniques to help you breathe and relax.
  • Learn how to create a birth plan.
  • Learn signs that you're in labor.
  • Learn your pain relief options during labor and birth.
  • Learn how your partner or birth coach can help.
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Posted: September 2009