This lesson focuses on your attitudes about birth and "Self-Care", meaning how can you can physically prepare for birth. Also, the importance of support - who will be with you. Keeping a journal about your birth experience will help you prepare emotionally. It will also record this event for years to come.
This lesson explores the dynamics of emotion and its effects on the human body which influence the labor process. Scientific research is discussed to learn how you can use this information to help manage your labor.
"Self-Care" through labor refers to what you can do, on your own, to manage labor. Because it's recommended to stay home as long as possible before going to your birthing facility, you should practice and use skills at home to help manage your labor. These are transferable sills that you may be able to use in your birthing facility.
Childbirth is unpredictable, just like life itself. So it's good to know about your options available to you. These are options that will vary from hospital to hospital. So its best to go on a tour of your birthing facility. This lesson goes into depth about contractions - fear not, they are manageable.