7 Ways to Make Sure You Get the Birth You Want

Photo by: Heather White
Know What You Can and Can't Control
Sure birth can be unpredictable, but you can control where you give birth, with whom, how much to educate and prepare yourself, and how you... more 
Photo by: Heather White
Know What You Can and Can't Control
Sure birth can be unpredictable, but you can control where you give birth, with whom, how much to educate and prepare yourself, and how you take care of yourself during pregnancy. Preparing for all the things you can control, will help you cope with things you can't control.
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Thu, Aug 23, 2012 3:58 PM EDT
Elaborate birth plans are often the subject of mockery. After all, how can you plan for something that's inherently unpredictable? But there's a difference between a rigid, overly idealistic plan for how your birth will go and a little open-minded, thoughtful preparation. In our current healthcare system it's vital that we be proactive in our care; studies indicate that when women are knowledgeable about what's going on and have strong, respectful support from doctors or midwives, they are pretty happy with the way their birth went down, no matter how it went down. Here are 7 ways to make sure you get the birth you want. - By Ceridwen Morris



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