We encourage you to begin your preparation for the momentous event of the birth of your child by reading through Choices in Childbirth’s 5 Steps to a Healthy Birth. The Newly Pregnant section of this website will walk you through each of the steps and introduce you to some of the choices that you have and some of the things that you may want to start thinking about.
Once you are pregnant, there is a finite period of time in which to prepare. It is important to be open and honest with yourself as you look through the many resources and information available. There is a lot of new territory to cover, especially if you are a first time parent. This section is designed to support you in getting informed, navigating through your many options, and feeling as prepared for your birth as possible.
Most of all, remember that taking care of your child starts with taking care of yourself right now. Make sure you are nurturing yourself and addressing your needs, body and soul.
Alice laboring in shower © Shara Frederick