You & your partner have a 'birth bag' full of key knowledge & tools, comfort techniques & positions, and ways to improve relaxation and decrease need for pain meds for all stages of birth.
Increased Self Advocacy: If the unexpected arises, you'll have a strategy for communicating with your healthcare team to make informed decisions about your care.
Knowledge of the birth process and understanding what to do dramatically decreased your anxiety and built up your confidence and self-esteem for an empowered birth experience.
Understand interventions that hinder labor, their appropriate uses, strategies for preventing inappropriate use and ways to advocate for your care. If interventions are necessary, you know how to keep your labor as safe as possible.
Your mind & body are prepared to have a greater satisfaction with overall birth experience leading to more positive long-term memories.
You're aware of the best practices for pushing, baby's arrival, skin to skin, breastfeeding, infant care, and postpartum that can lead to improved recovery & mental health, plus a higher likelihood of breastfeeding.
You have created a postpartum plan to follow that provides key ingredients for taking & receiving care for yourself, your baby, and the family as a whole.