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How To Prepare For A More Natural Childbirth

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There's no shortage of childbirth classes centered around natural pain management during labor. Whether you choose the Bradley Method, Hypnobirthing, or something else, classes are a great way to learn without having to crack open a book. While reading is awesome, attending a class forces you to stop your busy routine and be present with the information. This is especially useful for partners who may not be quite as motivated to devour everything birth related on their own AND it gives you an extra bonding opportunity before baby arrives.

Likewise, classes are a great place to connect with other expectant moms and get your questions answered by an educated instructor. If you aren't sure what classes are available, local midwife or doula collectives are great resources. Even if a certain method isn't offered locally, online courses are prevalent and often still create a sense of community through forums.