Expecting Parents

As a first time parent, it is normal to feel anxious about bringing a child into the world. It is both an exciting and scary experience. Many expecting parents ease their worries by taking childbirth and newborn baby classes. Childbirth classes discuss topics including labor and delivery, coping strategies during labor, epidurals and pain medications, medical procedures, and what to expect at the hospital or birthing center during labor and throughout the recovery period.

Under the same umbrella are infant care classes, which teach parents the basics of raising a newborn. These topics may include feeding, sleeping, bathing, and learning to soothe your baby. Expecting and new parents also often take CPR and safety classes to learn what to do in case of an emergency.