Childbirth is different for every woman. But there are a lot of things you can do to prepare for having a baby. Choose a health care provider or a midwife you trust. Go to childbirth education classes with your birth partner. Read and learn as much as you can about what to expect during labor.
This pamphlet provides an overview of what to expect when you're expecting.
- Explains what labor is
- Describes what will happen during childbirth
- Covers how to get ready and what to do about pain
- Lists warning signs
- Features a handy fold-out chart that beautifully illustrates the 6 stages of birth