Childbirth preparation classes are designed to prepare you for labor and delivery and help you take a more active role in the birth process. Active participation makes birth a more enjoyable and rewarding experience. Our doctors and nurses will refer you to classes.
Childbirth classes involve a combination of relaxation and breathing techniques, and some are a mixture of specific techniques from various methods. Refresher courses and special classes for pregnant women over 35 are sometimes available.
Specific childbirth methods include:
Childbirth classes are generally attended during the third trimester, however, if you wait too long, the classes may be full, plan ahead. If you are having any pregnancy complications or have been instructed to restrict activity, tell your class instructor before beginning class.
From Her Healthcare.