Childbirth Education is an important part of preparing for the transition to parenthood. Whether you’re trying to avoid a cesarean, plan a family centered cesarean, preparing for a VBAC, or just learning about your birth options – ICAN offers free resources, education, and support.
If you don’t know your options – you don’t have any.
Being knowledgeable about your options allows you to reduce fear and stay actively involved in the decision-making process throughout your preconception, pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum.
Being actively involved in the process is a key factor in working for the birth you want, and creating a more positive experience – no matter what the outcome is! (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14726774)
You won’t be able to learn everything about every possible situation that might come up for you. You will do the best you can, with the info you have, in the situation you are in, with the support that’s available.
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