When you embark on the journey of having a baby, it is good to prepare yourself for giving birth. To have an idea of what is going to happen. To create a birth plan so that you have clear what you do and do not want happening. All in all it is always good to get yourself ready for birth.
Learning how to relax is quite an important part of giving birth. Let your body do the work it is meant to do and do not fight it. Stress and fighting the process causes that the wrong hormones end up circulation your blood stream, which will inhibit labour. Often this is called "failure to progress".
So we go through how a birth goes, what steps you can think about, writing a birth plan and such.
Do you want to have a natural birth? Do you want to be able to relax and let your body do its work? Do want to have a solid birth plan? Than this is for you. We will go through it all together and you'll have a good idea of what to expect and how to react.
The goal is that you have a clear idea of what goes on during a birth, from the first contraction to the birth of the placenta. So that you will have a few surprises as possible. The goal is also to have a birth plan in place that you can take to your health care providers and that you are as informed as possible about your choices and options so that you are able to discuss these with your health care providers.
You will know ahead what the birth experience will consist of. You will know what to expect and how to react to what happens. You will be able to relax, which will greatly increase your chances of a natural birth.