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Do you feel overwhelmed by all the birth information? Start with these 5 steps to guide you through the process of making your decisions.Read more
Have you decided on your birth team? Use our provider network to find the best possible match for you.Read more
Where will you feel best supported and safest birthing? Start here to explore to your personal philosophy and vision for your birth.Read more
Have you researched different labor coping strategies and pain management techniques? Use our provider directory to explore a birth doula, learn about epidurals and learn what feels right for you.Read more
What are the ways you want to bond and care for your baby immediately after birth? Learn more from our professionals.Read more
Do you want to make sure you have support for breastfeeding? Read our stories and find providers that can help with any of your questions or challenges.Read more
Have you remembered to plan good care techniques for yourself? Learn more on how new moms find ways to connect with other new moms and birth professionals to get the support they need in the early weeks.Read more
Pregnancy gives rise to a multitude of questions and choices. Empower yourself by learning what you need to know about pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum health, and other pertinent topics.
At Choices in Childbirth, we believe that nothing is quite so activating as self-education. So greet yours with gusto—after all, knowledge is power. Learning it all can feel daunting, but getting started is easy.
Read a birthing book, sign up for a workshop, or watch this documentary on childbirth. There—you’ve just taken your first step! Next, reach out to expecting parents, providers, and birth organizations in your area to get fresh perspectives and build your birth community.
Start small, and let curiosity be your guide. Before you know it, you’ll be gaining an invaluable education…and making choices that fit your philosophy and desired experience.
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