Wednesday, August 13, 2008
You might think of your baby’s birth as the happiest moment of your life. But childbirth can also be scary, especially for first-time or high-risk parents. Having a plan and feeling like you have some control over what will happen to you often lessens the anxiety associated with labor and delivery. Birth plans run the gamut from pre-scheduled C-sections under general anesthesia to medication-free water births at home. You might be assisted by doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, midwives, doulas, your partner, or your whole extended family. This Wednesday we’ll take a look at the decisions surrounding childbirth, and how to determine what kind of experience is right for you.
- Birth Care Network
- Wikipedia: Childbirth
- All About Labor & Birth
- Handling Labor and Delivery from Vaginal Birth to Cesarean, Epidural to
- Creating Your Birth Plan
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