State of Affairs

Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Childbirth Decisions
You might think of your baby’s birth as the happiest moment of your life. But childbirth can also be scary, especially for first-time or high-risk parents. Having a plan and feeling like you have some control over what will happen to you often lessens the anxiety associated with labor and delivery. Birth plans run the gamut from pre-scheduled C-sections under general anesthesia to medication-free water births at home. You might be assisted by doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, midwives, doulas, your partner, or your whole extended family. This Wednesday we’ll take a look at the decisions surrounding childbirth, and how to determine what kind of experience is right for you.

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Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects.